US grants over $18 mln for humanitarian needs in Ethiopia

Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State

The United States has provided over $18 million in assistance to respond to the growing humanitarian needs following rule of enforcement in Tigray region, Ethiopia.

According to a statement from US Department of State, the assistance, provided by USG partners helps the international humanitarian organizations to satisfy the needs of more than 52,000 refugees in Ethiopia and displaced people in Djibouti and the Horn of Africa.

The COVID-19 pandemic, historic levels of flooding, and desert locust swarms have increased economic hardship and threatened food security and the basic needs of refugees and civilians in Tigray.

These resources provide access to critical humanitarian protection, shelter, essential health care and nutrition, emergency food aid, education, water, sanitation, and hygiene services for refugees, internally displaced people, and vulnerable host communities.