SITUATION AT A GLANCE
6.5-7 MILLION People Facing Severe Acute Food Insecurity in Afar, Amhara, and Tigray
USAID – October 2021
8.1 MILLION People Targeted for Humanitarian Assistance in Afar, Amhara, and Tigray
UN – November 2021
2.1 MILLION People Displaced by the Crisis Across Northern Ethiopia
IOM – August 2021
50,159 Refugees From Northern Ethiopia in Eastern Sudan
UNHCR – October 2021
TPLF-aligned forces advanced further into Afar and Amhara regions in late October, prompting the GoE to declare a state of emergency on November 2 and resulting in a wave of arrests of individuals suspected of supporting the TPLF, including UN and INGO staff.
UNHAS flights to Mekele resumed more than one month after GoE airstrikes forced UNHAS to suspend flights to Tigray, while the first humanitarian convoy to enter Tigray since October 18 reached Mekele on November 25. However, the GoE’s de facto blockade of Tigray continues to hinder humanitarian operations.
With USAID/BHA support, food partners are expanding assistance to conflict-affected households in Amhara’s Dessie and Kombolcha towns, aiming to reach an additional 450,000 individuals despite operational constraints.