Ethiopia Climate Vulnerability Profile
This vulnerability profile provides an overview of USAID program vulnerabilities for Ethiopia. The country faces numerous challenges to development, including high death and disease rates, limited access to education, and lack of food security with climate changes expected to exacerbate these development stressors. The population as a whole is vulnerable to climate impacts, particularly the large portion that depends on rain-fed agricultural and pastoral activities. The country is also vulnerable to desertification, drought, and flooding, which are each expected to have a negative impact on livestock, farmland, and overall nutrition. Furthermore, changes to water resources will affect agriculture, human health, and hydropower electricity production. Other sectors of concern include changes to forest and biodiversity resources and public health, as climate changes may cause a greater prevalence of diarrhea and vector-borne diseases such as malaria. Several of the USAID/Ethiopia Mission’s programs will be vulnerable to climate changes, including food security, economic development, water, and malaria.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.