Sat. Jul 13th, 2024
United States Provides Nearly $154 Million for Humanitarian Assistance in Ethiopia

The United States, through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) and USAID, is providing nearly $154 million in additional assistance for the humanitarian response in Ethiopia to address urgent needs resulting from conflict, insecurity, and climate shocks. This includes more than $19 million from PRM for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian partners to support refugees and other displaced and vulnerable populations throughout Ethiopia. The additional funding brings the United States’ total humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia to nearly $243 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2024.

PRM contributions to UNHCR and other partners will support the provision of essential services such as protection; shelter; water, sanitation and hygiene; and mental health support for refugees living in Ethiopia as well as internally displaced Ethiopians. Ethiopia now hosts nearly 1 million refugees, the third-largest refugee population in Africa. Since 2023, Ethiopia has welcomed more than 130,000 new refugees and asylum-seekers fleeing conflicts in Sudan and Somalia.

The United States remains the largest humanitarian donor in Ethiopia and will continue to support refugees sheltering in the country. We urge other donors to join us in supporting UNHCR and other humanitarian organizations working to assist the most vulnerable people affected by conflict and other crises throughout the region.

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originally published at Politics - JISIP NEWS