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UN announces $40 million in Humanitarian Assistance to Ethiopia

UN allocates $40M from emergency funds to humanitarian response in Ethiopia

UN Aid _ Ethiopia

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UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths today allocated US$25 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection of civilians in Ethiopia.

A $15 million allocation from the country-based Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) was also announced, increasing the total injection of new resources to Ethiopia to $40 million.

The combined allocation of funds will help scale up emergency operations in Ethiopia’s conflict-affected northern regions and support an early response to the drought in southern Ethiopia. “Millions of people in northern Ethiopia are living on a knife-edge as the humanitarian crisis is growing deeper and wider,” said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths, who has just returned from Ethiopia. “Across the country, needs are rising.

“This injection of cash will help aid organizations meet some of the most vulnerable people’s need for protection and relief.” In Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions, the allocation will support relief agencies providing protection and other life-saving assistance to people affected by the conflict. Women, boys and girls continue to bear the brunt of the conflict, yet their protection needs remain underfunded.

In the drought-affected Somali and Oromia regions, the additional funding will support early response and anticipatory action. Relief agencies will provide drinking water, including to prevent waterborne diseases and mitigate the risk of cholera outbreaks. Agencies will also support pastoral communities to preserve their livestock.

This new allocation brings CERF’s support to Ethiopia this year to $65 million, making Ethiopia the second-highest recipient of CERF funds in 2021. Support from the EHF this year now totals some $80 million.

However, humanitarian operations throughout the country face a funding gap of $1.3 billion, including $350 million for the response in Tigray.
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3 COMMENTS

  1. I just wish that, we as a people of proud nation, stop these welfare handouts from United Nation, the United State of America and European countries.

    • I fully agree with YOU, ዝነኛው: ኢትዮጵያዊ
      Indeed, why, why, why, …………. become eternal BEGGAR.
      It just does not jive with the Proud History of Ethiopia.
      Why degrade thyself? And give the weapon to others to prove their negative attitude upon the BLACK AFRICAN PEOPLE.
      Let me also be crued: Why be a source employment to — YOU KNOW WHO — ?
      Please retain the dignity of at least Ethiopia — if not addressing the whole lot of Black Africans.
      Forgive me for being rough — I can’t help it. It is age-old accumulated sadness
      .

      It is a shame

  2. QUOTE: There is no sincere desire on behalf of the US-led West to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to resolve the current conflict according to its vision, American Political Analyst Andrew Korybko said. UNQUOTE

    Humble Commentary, 17 Nov 2021
    I would not disagree with the above statement. But I would be comfortable to put it this way &; The WESTERN SOCIETIES — the colonial powers of ‘yesteryears’ — were never, and still are not, interested in the development of the BLACK RACE of AFRICA. NEVER.
    What the colonial marauders wanted — and still today —is the physical Africa for its natural richness. NEVER for the development of the BLACK HUMAN BEINGS. That is what it was; that is what it is; and that is what it will always be. AMEN.
    ——————————— Historical Deception I can’t resist mentioning the ever lasting story of a white man going to Africa with religious attire but wound-up being the custodian of the African Rich Continent and giving his religious attire to the Black African who was mesmerized to see A WHITE MAN. WE ARE STILL MESMERIZED to the depth of our bones. LOOK AROND.

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