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Situation Report: Ethiopia Humanitarian Crisis

A map of Ethiopia labelling the regions of Amhara, Tigray and Afar


Since November 2020, an ongoing conflict in Tigray, a region of Ethiopia, has caused a humanitarian crisis. People have been forced to leave their homes, becoming internally displaced people (IDPs) in the neighboring regions of Amhara and Afar. There are an estimated 1.2 million IDPs, who are faced with food insecurity, COVID-19 and possible flooding.






Lutheran Disaster Response is contributing to an ACT Alliance appeal that is addressing the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. Implementing partners Lutheran World Federation and Ethiopia Evangelical Mekane Yesus Church are assisting IDPs in Amhara and Afar. IDPs will receive cash assistance to purchase essential nonfood and relief items. They will also be supplied with masks and hand soap to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is the second contribution to the ACT Alliance appeal by Lutheran Disaster Response this year.





Be a part of the response:

Please pray for people who have been affected by the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

Thanks to generous donations, Lutheran Disaster Response is able to respond quickly and effectively to disasters around the globe. Your gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response (Where needed most) will be used to assist survivors whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

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