Clashes in Addis Ababa, Jijiga town, and Kamashi Zone displace thousands of civilians
USAID staff assess humanitarian conditions and coordination structures in Gedeo, identifying challenges
USG provides more than $481.5 million for humanitarian interventions in Ethiopia in FY 2018
Renewed intercommunal violence and clashes throughout Ethiopia in recent months have killed and displaced civilians, damaged public and commercial infrastructure, and disrupted the provision of basic services. While fighting has subsided in some areas, relief agencies continue to report fluid population movements. The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and humanitarian organizations—including U.S. Government (USG) partners—are providing emergency multi-sector assistance in response to acute needs of newly displaced and other affected populations.
In FY 2018, the USG contributed more than $481.5 million in funding for humanitarian response activities in Ethiopia. The total funding—comprising nearly $52.9 million from USAID/OFDA, more than $329.5 million from USAID/FFP, and approximately $99.1 million from State/PRM—is supporting emergency food assistance and multi-sector interventions for conflict-and drought-affected populations, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees from neighboring countries, and other vulnerable individuals.