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United States Announces More than $152 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Tigray

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United States Announces More than $152 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People Affected by Tigray Crisis 

USAID Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 9, 2021 – In response to growing needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $152 million in additional humanitarian assistance. The United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, and this latest announcement brings the total contributed by the American people for the people in Tigray to nearly $305 million. 

The humanitarian situation in Tigray continues to be dire, with approximately 4.5 million people in need of assistance and the UN warning that there could be a risk of famine. This new funding will address life-threatening hunger and acute malnutrition, as well as provide safe drinking water, urgently needed medical and health support, and shelter for some of the estimated one million people who have fled their homes. USAID support will also provide protection for the most vulnerable—including safe spaces and psychosocial support for women and girls, case management for survivors of gender-based violence, training for social workers and community case workers, and programs to reunite children separated from their families. 

Amidst considerable insecurity and humanitarian access constraints, USAID support will provide life-saving aid to more than 3 million people most in need in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. In addition to providing critical humanitarian aid, USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), which has been on the ground since March 1, 2021, to lead the U.S. Government’s response efforts. 

The United States remains deeply concerned about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Tigray and the lack of sufficient humanitarian funding to address it. Large-scale assistance is urgently needed to prevent conditions in Tigray from worsening. The United States urges other donors to immediately increase their contributions to address Ethiopia’s critical humanitarian needs, and to help the most vulnerable people in the Tigray region. While the U.S.’s humanitarian assistance will help alleviate urgent needs, it will not address the root causes of the ongoing conflict and human rights violations in Ethiopia. An immediate cessation of fighting, dialogue, reconciliation, and accountability measures are needed to stop the suffering in Tigray. 

For the latest updates on US humanitarian assistance for the Tigray response available here

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This is Good Ole USA, always at its best. Just ask those heathens from Moscow and Beijing to top that! They will be more than happy to offer you a loan on one hand and hustle you to death to sell you Khamr and fishbeds with the other hand! Let’s follow this blessed lead and do our own best to help those innocent and generous people with everything at our disposal. It is a blessed cause. Not a single citizen there should die of hunger on our watch while we are worried which butcher cut fillet mignon to have on our dinner table tonight. Let’s do this!!!!!

  2. Subject: QUOTE: “United States Announces More than $152 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People Affected by Tigray Crisis  USAID Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 9, 2021 ……….and this latest announcement brings the total contributed by the American people for the people in Tigray to nearly $305 million. UNQUOTE

    Commentary, 9 April 2021
    Needless to say, it is — by any standard — a very kind gesture of the United States of America to the PEOPLE of Tigray in their condition of crisis. One hopes that the generous assistance will make a difference to the “approximately 4.5 million people in need of assistance “. It goes without saying, the effectiveness of such magnanimous assistance depends upon the effectiveness and scrutiny of administration to live up to the inherent intention of the aide. If NOT, SAD TO SAY, it will NOT be a new phenomenon in our Dear World — as we all know: wink, wink, wink !!!!!! THE END

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