SITUATION AT A GLANCE
6 MILLION Estimated Population of Tigray Region
GoE – 2017
5.2 MILLION People in Tigray Requiring Humanitarian Assistance
UN – May 2021
2 MILLION People Displaced by the Crisis Within Tigray
UN – May 2020
63,000 Ethiopian Refugees Arriving in Eastern Sudan Since November
UNHCR – April 2021
ERC Lowcock has warned of the risk of famine in Tigray without an immediate scale up of humanitarian assistance. USAID food security analysts estimate approximately 1.25 million people are experiencing Emergency levels of acute food insecurity, including 250,000 people potentially facing Catastrophe conditions as of May 25.
Ongoing hostilities have resulted in at least nine humanitarian workers’ deaths in Tigray since November and continue to disrupt relief operations.
Insecurity and resulting displacement have led to increased protection risks for at-risk groups, while GBV cases likely continue to be underreported.
The USG continues high-level advocacy efforts, including a visit by SE Feltman to the region.