The conflict has led to massive and acute humanitarian needs in Afar, Amhara and Tigray. Millions of people are displaced. Over 80% of the Tigray population urgently needs food assistance.
Destroyed health facilities, water installations and schools, and the lack of supplies, have created acute humanitarian needs in Tigray, Afar, and Amhara.
Humanitarian aid remains very constrained in Tigray due to various challenges. Since mid-2021, Tigray has been essentially cut off from external assistance. Lack of humanitarian access, and the total disruption of essential services since November 2020, have resulted in critical needs and loss of life.
Since the end of March, a humanitarian truce and cessation of hostilities have resulted in improved aid deliveries. However, the assistance is still far below the needs.
In addition, the lack of fuel in Tigray makes it very difficult to reach many areas with high needs. Small quantities of humanitarian supplies (mainly medical and nutritional) are also being airlifted to the region since early 2022.
Other areas in Ethiopia, such as Benishangul-Gumuz, continue to experience violence and other inter-communal tensions. The situation is threatening the lives and safety of people, pushing many to flee.
Eastern and southern Ethiopia are currently experiencing a 4th season without rains (since late 2020). The present drought is impacting at least 8 million people. Worse, many affected communities have not yet had time to recover from the previous drought (2017).
Ethiopia hosts more than 865,000 refugees, mainly from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan. They rely almost entirely on humanitarian aid to meet their basic needs.
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, cholera and other epidemic outbreaks remain a major public health threat.
Source link : https://civil-protection-humanitarian-aid.ec.europa.eu/where/africa/ethiopia_en
Publish date : 2022-06-15 07:00:00