About the Emergency
On November 4, 2020, fighting broke out in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia between the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front and Ethiopian National Defense Forces. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes, and millions of people are in need of life-saving assistance.
The United States remains committed to helping the people of Ethiopia. Prior to the outbreak of conflict in Tigray, USAID was already responding to humanitarian needs in Ethiopia. The current violence has exacerbated the needs in the region and USAID has adapted its existing programs to provide critical aid. On March 1, USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lead the U.S. Government response efforts. This team of elite disaster experts is on the ground assessing the situation, identifying priority needs to scale up assistance, and working with partners to provide life-saving assistance.
More information on the U.S. Government’s humanitarian response to the Tigray conflict can be found here.
How You Can Help
- Send cash donations to reputable relief organizations working on the ground. They can make the most difference and save the most lives. Here’s how.
- If you are interested in volunteering, this page has what you need to know.
- Detailed information on how relief organizations use donations can be found at: GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and the Better Business Bureau.
Organizations Responding in Tigray
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