A serious humanitarian situation is developing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia – with large numbers of displaced people and refugees hosted in South Sudan. A long-standing political disagreement between the Ethiopia federal government and the northern regional state of Tigray’s regional government led to the outbreak of hostilities in November 2020.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that 950,000 people were in need prior to the crisis, with a further 1.3 million people projected to require aid as a result.

After several months of fighting, the humanitarian situation is dire. Supply routes have been cut off and the harvest season has been impacted by the conflict—leaving many incredibly food insecure.

PWS&D is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond as soon as possible, using available mechanisms. ACT Alliance has issued an appeal in response to the situation, for which funding is desperately needed.

The ACT Ethiopia Forum has also released a statement calling for the establishment of a humanitarian corridor to allow relief operations and the protection of civilians and humanitarian aid workers.

Canadian ACT Alliance members have sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marc Garneau, urging Canada to join allies in calling for an end to the crisis.

Image of arrow pointing downACT Canada Letter Regarding Tigray Crisis
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Furthermore, the Canadian Council of Churches recently released a call for prayer and action in response to the conflict.

Click below to make a gift in response to the crisis.

 

 

You can also make a gift through your church, by mailing a cheque or by calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Ethiopia Crisis.”