From 1984-1985, a famine in Ethiopia held the world captive to compassion. The virulent famine’s images were splashed on TV screens around the world, galvanizing international support for those suffering.
But before these images made their way onto media, before the famine was an international concern, ADRA Canada was already at work shipping relief supplies to Ethiopia. Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians were provided with emergency food supplies. Over the years, ADRA Canada transitioned its relief supplies to a food-for-work program, teaching locals how to garden successfully in their environment, providing seeds and tools, and ensuring that the Ethiopians would be able to help themselves.
ADRA Canada is still working to end hunger in its diverse forms around the world.