SITUATION AT A GLANCE
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.