The resurgence of the worst invasion of desert locusts in Ethiopia’s history is raising hunger levels amidst continued conflict in the Tigray region and the COVID-19 pandemic, where Ethiopia faces the highest number of cases in the Horn of Africa, says International Rescue Committee (IRC).
The Government of Ethiopia along with its humanitarian partners has distributed humanitarian relief items to the people in Tigray region in the northern part of the country who are affected by the fighting between the federal government troops and TPLF militia.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), today (13/03) launched an appeal for $77.6 million to provide humanitarian assistance to more than 1.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, host community members and migrants in Ethiopia.
The Government of Sweden has provided $3 million to UNICEF Ethiopia’s 2018 Humanitarian Action for Children. The funds will be used to meet the needs of internally displaced populations in the Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia.
The United Sates government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.