Millions at Risk in Ethiopia
For nearly a year, warring parties in Tigray have pillaged towns and villages, destroyed crops and critical infrastructure, and massacred civilians, among other serious abuses. Humanitarian agencies have been hamstrung by the Ethiopian government’s de facto blockade of Tigray in recent months. Medicines were last allowed into Tigray at the end of July, and continued government restrictions since have affected basic and critical supplies, including fuel, cash, and food.
But Tigray isn’t Ethiopia’s only region at risk. In recent weeks, the humanitarian needs in the Amhara and Afar regions have grown, with thousands of people displaced as the Tigray conflict has spread.
The Tigray region could “slip into famine” and was a “stain on our conscience.” Over five million people in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region are dependent on humanitarian aid.