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.

U.S. Response

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

Organizations Responding in Tigray

Additional Resources

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