Millions of people have been affected by fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region since November 2020. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes into neighboring Sudan and approximately 1.7 million have been displaced within Ethiopia. In addition to the conflict, COVID-19, swarms of desert locusts, and prolonged drought mean that many farmers have lost their harvests, seeds, tools, and cattle. This has interrupted food production, and many people across the region now lack access to the food they need to survive.
More than five million people may need humanitarian assistance in Tigray and northern areas of neighboring Amhara province, according to the UN.
We are responding to the current emergency in Tigray together with the Office for the Relief and Development of Amhara (ORDA) and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church – Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) in South Tigray, West Tigray, and the neighboring Amhara region to help meet basic health, protection, and food needs. We are distributing hygiene kits, building latrines and other sanitation facilities, and providing safe water, cash, and food. We are also working in communities to identify and address what makes people of different genders feel unsafe.
We must act immediately to support people affected by the conflict. Your support is vital – donate now.