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U. S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi and Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles visit Bahir Dar

Geeta Pasi _ Bahir Dar
U. S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Geeta Pasi and Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles conferring with President of Amhara region Yilkal Kefale on Friday, October 22, 2021. (Photo : courtesy of U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa)

US Embassy Addis Ababa

Bahir Dar, October 22, 2021 –   Continuing her travels throughout Ethiopia, Ambassador Pasi visited Bahir Dar with Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles.  During the daylong visit, they met with newly elected President Yilikal Kefale to discuss the current dire humanitarian situation and plans to alleviate suffering and deliver aid and other solutions.  They discussed the needs of conflict-affected populations in Northern Amhara and humanitarian delivery constraints, with humanitarian workers. The U.S. officials also visited members of the Zenzelma IDP center and heard firsthand accounts and concerns of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Amhara region.  The U.S. officials’ recently planned trip to Tigray has not yet been realized but remains a top priority.  The Ambassador has visited the Somali region and Tigray in the past months to continue to assess U.S. government activities and to advocate for maximal support for those in need.  The United States is committed to helping people all over Ethiopia.   

The United States is committed to providing life-saving assistance to those in need.  In addition to the hundreds of thousands of people in Amhara affected by the current conflict, the United States and our humanitarian partners are increasingly alarmed that over 900,000 people may already be facing famine conditions in Tigray.  The international community should use all appropriate tools at its disposal to apply pressure on any and all actors impeding unhindered humanitarian access.  We continue to call on all actors to ensure that life-saving aid reaches people who need it most – regardless of ethnicity.  The United States is committed to the unity, territorial integrity, and sovereignty of the Ethiopian state and to the prosperity and well-being of the Ethiopian people.  

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  1. Did Geeta and Sarah pay a visit to the stadium there? If they did they would be constantly coughing from the effect of the stench there all the way back to their offices in the capital. How about surprise visit to the any jail there. The stink from the stadium and jails there, in Jimma, Awassa and every joint there smell is so bad to high heavens it gagged the buzzard flying over and even the hyenas abandoned the regions altogether!!!!

  2. If you are concerned wth the territorial integrity of tEthiopia, then why are you causing so much problems by supporting groups that are trying to tear it apart?

  3. The visit is a Hollywood like show and tell visit, not out of concern, in regards to Ethiopia’s well being, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed should restrict their movements only within the capital city of Addis Abeba.


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