Water is precious in Ethiopia, which is facing its most severe drought in decades. There are currently four million people displaced within Ethiopia. The country also hosts 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers – the majority from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea. Many have fled their drought-stricken homes to find food and water. These vulnerable families are experiencing water shortages and lack access to basic hygiene and sanitation facilities, making them vulnerable to water-borne diseases.
UNHCR is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene services to refugee families and host communities, but we need your help to meet the rising need.
Help secure clean water for thousands in refugee camps.
Your Sadaqah Jariyah can build and repair water wells and boreholes in Ethiopia, providing clean, accessible and sustainable water to those most in need.
Share the blessing of water and donate your Sadaqah Jariyah today.
You can also give your Sadaqah Jariyah in memory of loved ones.
Clean water for refugee families
Women and children in search of water
High risk of waterborne diseases