Humanitarian aid to Northern Ethiopia

Posted on 23 May 2022

The UN reports that hundreds of thousands have been driven to famine, more than 2 million displaced, and more than 9 million are in need of humanitarian aid in Northern Ethiopia, since the war broke out in 2020.
Humanitarian response operations have been scaled up in recent months but the overall operating environment remains constrained mainly by the lack of essential services and functioning markets. Challenges in getting sufficient supplies to people in hard-to-reach areas across Afar, Amhara and Tigray, remains. OCHA reports a limited presence of partners on the ground in some areas and says that the current response is not meeting the increasing needs of those affected.