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US Ambassador Geeta Pasi and USAID Humanitarian Aid Office Administrator Assistant Sarah Charles visit Bahir Dar

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US Ambassador Geeta Pasi and USAID Humanitarian Aid Office Administrator Assistant Sarah Charles visit Bahir Dar

They discussed the needs of conflict-affected populations in northern Amhara and the constraints of humanitarian delivery, with aid workers

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia, October 22, 2021 / APO Group / –

Continuing her travels through Ethiopia, Ambassador Pasi visited Bahir Dar with the Assistant Administrator of the USAID Humanitarian Aid Office, Sarah Charles. During the one-day visit, they met with newly elected President Yilikal Kefale to discuss the current dire humanitarian situation and plans to alleviate suffering and provide aid and other solutions. They discussed the needs of conflict-affected populations in northern Amhara and the constraints in delivering humanitarian aid, with aid workers. US officials also visited members of the Zenzelma IDP Center and heard first-hand testimonies and concerns from internally displaced people in the Amhara region. The recently planned trip by US authorities to Tigray has yet to be completed, but remains a top priority. The ambassador has visited the Somali region and Tigray in recent months to continue to assess the activities of the US government and to advocate for maximum support to those in need. The United States is committed to helping people across Ethiopia.

The United States is committed to providing life-saving assistance to those in need. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of people in Amhara affected by the current conflict, the United States and our humanitarian partners are increasingly alarmed that more than 900,000 people may already be facing famine conditions in the country. Tiger. The international community must use all the appropriate tools at its disposal to exert pressure on all actors preventing unhindered humanitarian access. We continue to call on all actors to ensure that life-saving aid reaches those who need it most, regardless of their ethnicity. The United States is committed to the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Ethiopian state and to the prosperity and well-being of the Ethiopian people.

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