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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Ethiopia

07 Sep 2022

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Atanle Derif, left,  and his brother Abdi Derif draw water from a well for their camels at Adawe water point in Gode wereda, Ethiopia’s Somali region. Credit: FAO.

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 7 September 2022

Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, hostilities in the north continues to impact vulnerable people and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

In parts of Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions, tens of thousands of people are reportedly being displaced by fighting and insecurity.

There have been no humanitarian convoy movements into the Tigray region since 23 August, preventing deliveries of humanitarian supplies such as additional fertilizer for the agricultural season. [About 11,000 tons of fertilizer has been distributed in Tigray, but at least 8,000 tons more had been planned].

Twice-weekly UN Humanitarian Air Service flights between Addis Ababa and Mekelle have also been halted since 25 August. Within Tigray, we continue distribution of the available fertilizers and other aid.

On a more positive note, humanitarian partners were able to reach a site hosting IDPs in the Benishangul Gumuz region, also in western Ethiopia, for the first time in over a year. They provided water, sanitation and hygiene service, shelter and non-food items, emergency health supplies and dignity kits.

In eastern and southern Ethiopia, the drought continues and more than 16 million people are targeted for humanitarian assistance.

More than 8 million drought-affected people have received food assistance this year. Some 1.4 million have received nutrition supplements, 2.9 million people agricultural support, and 2.5 million people water, sanitation and hygiene services.