Cordaid Ethiopia works for and with those hit hardest by poverty and conflict. Our support helps them to build communities that flourish in equitability and resilience. The crises that challenge our communities include the consequences of climate change, increasing inequalities and wealth disparity, armed conflict and food insecurity. Through our programmes, we are committed to reduce the effects of these crises on the communities we serve.
Inspired by compassion, solidarity and subsidiarity, we see it as our mission to reduce fragility and the vulnerability of people where it is most needed and most difficult: in fragile and conflict-affected societies.
We envisage a world where the basics of a life in dignity are available to all, where the poorest and the most excluded can influence the decision that affect them. Where each person is free to flourish and can live in peace.
We take responsibility for our actions, behaviours, performance, and decisions in a transparent and trusting manner, and we hold others accountable for theirs too.
We empathise with the interests of others, and accept people for who they are, recognising their rights and desires, so they feel safe and are free to express themselves
We are aware of and feel responsible for the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. Sustainability is paramount in everything we do.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe in the unique contribution each person can make, and include everyone equally regardless of their background, orientation, or profile.
Where we work
With our partners, we work in different regions of Ethiopia. In the country’s largest region, Oromia, we implement integrated programmes that include our three main thematic areas. In the Amhara region, we work on job security and education, conflict risk reduction, desert locus resilience building and COVID-19 humanitarian response. Also in the northern region of Tigray, we are part of a humanitarian joint response. In Somali we work on a number of programmes, including ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction.