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Ethiopia – Tigray Conflict Fact Sheet #5 Fiscal Year (FY) 2021

Situation Report
Originally published



6 MILLION Estimated Population of Tigray Region
GoE – 2017

4.5 MILLION People in Tigray Requiring Humanitarian Assistance
UN – March 2021

4 MILLION Estimated Number of People in Urgent Need of Food Assistance
Food Security Cluster – January 2021

2.3 MILLION People Targeted Through the Northern Ethiopia HRP
UN – December 2020

62,255 Ethiopian Refugees Arriving in Eastern Sudan Since November
UNHCR – March 2021

  • The conflict in Tigray will likely result in Emergency levels of acute food insecurity in central and eastern areas of the region through at least September, according to FEWS NET.

  • From March 19 to 21, Senator Christopher Coons travelled to Ethiopia to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Tigray with GoE officials, including PM Abiy Ahmed.

  • On March 22, DART members joined a USG trip to Mekele to meet with government officials and humanitarian partners, as well as observe stark conditions at an IDP site.

  • Through the USAID/BHA-supported, CRS-led JEOP, REST had reached approximately 1.2 million people in five of Tigray’s six zones with emergency food assistance as of March 29.