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. Ongoing conflict in Tigray is driving a significant deterioration in food security. 5.2 million people—or approximately 90% of the population—are already in need of life-saving assistance, 1.6 million children and pregnant or lactating mothers are malnourished, approximately 2 million people are displaced within Tigray, and more than 63,000 have fled to Sudan. Famine could occur in Tigray for the first time since the 1980s if conflict doesn’t end and humanitarian access does not improve.

U.S. Response

The United States is the largest donor to the humanitarian response in Tigray and remains committed to helping the people of Ethiopia. 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 scaling up assistance and working with partners to provide life-saving assistance as security conditions and access allow.

More information on the U.S. Government’s humanitarian response to the Tigray conflict can be found here.

How You Can Help

Organizations Responding in Tigray

Additional Resources

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