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United States announces additional humanitarian aid for northern Ethiopia crisis

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United States announces additional humanitarian aid for northern Ethiopia crisis

The aid will provide life-saving protection, shelter, essential health care, emergency food assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene services.

WASHINGTON DC, United States of America, October 13, 2021 / APO Group / –

The United States is providing more than $ 26 million in additional aid to respond to the humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia. With this funding, the United States has provided nearly $ 663 million in humanitarian aid to northern Ethiopia since the onset of the crisis.

This assistance from the American people will enable our international humanitarian partners to help many of the estimated 6-7 million people in need in northern Ethiopia, including some of the 900,000 who face conditions close to the famine, and more than 48,000 refugees who fled from northern Ethiopia to Sudan. The aid will provide life-saving protection, shelter, essential health care, emergency food assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene services. This funding will also help our partners restore contact between family members who have been separated as a result of the conflict. The United States Agency for International Development Disaster Response Team remains deployed in support of United States humanitarian response efforts.

We remain gravely concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia. Immediate, full, safe and unhindered access for humanitarian organizations and workers is essential to deliver timely and needs-based assistance to people affected by conflict and to save lives.

The humanitarian situation will continue to worsen without a political solution. The cessation of hostilities and an end to violence by all parties are essential. There must be credible investigations into atrocities and human rights violations and the accountability of all those responsible. The United States and the international community as a whole are monitoring the situation closely to ensure that the Government of Ethiopia honors its public commitments to allow independent international and national investigations into the abuses and to hold those responsible to account.

We welcome the contributions of other donors to this crisis response and urge others to generously support the immediate humanitarian needs created by the crisis in northern Ethiopia.

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