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Water in the World: Ethiopia

Year 7 Geography

Finding Resources in Oliver

 

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

 

World Book Student

Log into World Book Student through Firefly- Select World Book Student and type in your search Ethiopia.

Here you will find useful information about the capital city, population, major landforms, rivers in the country, water usage, climate statistics etc.   

One of the largest and most populous countries in Africa, Ethiopia is also one of the oldest countries in the world.

Google Earth

Water 1st International

While being one of the world’s richest countries in terms of history, culture, and heritage, Ethiopia is one of the world’s poorest countries economically.

charity : water

In 1990, Ethiopia emerged from civil war as one of the least developed and most impoverished countries in the world. Since then the country has made tremendous progress in fighting poverty, with the expansion of clean water sources serving as a major driver.

Water Aid

These are some of the challenges we face in Ethiopia, a dry country vulnerable to climate change. Almost four in ten of the country’s 99 million people don’t have clean water. A child dies every hour from the resulting diseases.

Drop 4 Drop

The Water Crisis in Ethiopia- Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, and is the second most populous with over 102 million people. The country has been lead to a humanitarian crisis after recurring droughts which has resulted in famine, food shortages and water-related diseases, causing malnutrition across the population.

CARE

CARE has been working to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to communities in the highlands of Ethiopia for over eight years. These communities have been a vital part of making the programme work, and we want to show you some of the impact they've made.

YouTube

Unclean water is one of the leading causes of death in Sub-Sahara Africa. Duka, a mother of 2 from the Hamar tribe of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, walks miles every day to collect just enough water for her family. This is her journey.

Water is one of the most critical resources in Ethiopia. When it is scare, women and girls pay the price. Find out what USAID/OFDA has done in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Global Team for Local Initiatives to not only help women gain better access to water, but also find their voice.

In the first in a series of collaborative reports about water problems around the world, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the shortage of potable water in Ethiopia and how the effort required to maintain existing watering points affects millions of people every day.

Many countries have set 2030 as the target for providing universal access to clean water. Making that plan a reality may be a massive challenge. But one project in northern Ethiopia is proof of what can be achieved.

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Lifewater

The Ethiopia water crisis is one of the most serious global issues of our time. There are nearly 61 million people living without access to clean water. This means that about 7.5% of the global water crisis is in Ethiopia alone.

The Water Project

Similar to many African countries, parts of Ethiopia face water shortages, poor sanitation, and a lack of access to clean water sources. Ethiopia is located in Africa's Horn where drought and politics are two leading causes of water shortage.

Geography Journals