USAID Announces Humanitarian Support worth $181mln to Tigray

Addis Ababa, June 9, 2021 (Walta) – Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, Samantha Power announced that the United States, (USAID), is providing more than 181 million USD to deliver life-saving food, agricultural supplies, safe drinking water, shelter, health care, and essential services to protect the most vulnerable people in Tigray region.

The administrator said the aid includes 100,000 metric tons of food enough to feed three million people for nearly two months as well as seeds, tools, and fertilizers for farmers to replant crops intentionally destroyed by armed actors.

In addition, USAID will help protect the most vulnerable with safe spaces and psychosocial support for women and girls, case management for survivors of gender-based violence, training for social workers and community caseworkers, and programs to reunite children separated from their families.

Since March 1, 2021, USAID has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lead the U.S. Government’s response on the ground.