May 22, 2024

Ethiopia – Northern Ethiopia Crisis Fact Sheet #2 Fiscal Year (FY) 2022

Photo: WFP/ Claire Nevill, A general food distribution in Afar region, where over 107,000 people have been displaced by conflict so far and over half a million people are in urgent need of food assistance.


6.5-7 MILLION People Facing Severe Acute Food Insecurity in Afar, Amhara, and Tigray
USAID – October 2021

8.1 MILLION People Targeted for Humanitarian Assistance in Afar, Amhara, and Tigray
UN – November 2021

2.1 MILLION People Displaced by the Crisis Across Northern Ethiopia
IOM – August 2021

50,159 Refugees From Northern Ethiopia in Eastern Sudan
UNHCR – October 2021

  • TPLF-aligned forces advanced further into Afar and Amhara regions in late October, prompting the GoE to declare a state of emergency on November 2 and resulting in a wave of arrests of individuals suspected of supporting the TPLF, including UN and INGO staff.
  • UNHAS flights to Mekele resumed more than one month after GoE airstrikes forced UNHAS to suspend flights to Tigray, while the first humanitarian convoy to enter Tigray since October 18 reached Mekele on November 25. However, the GoE’s de facto blockade of Tigray continues to hinder humanitarian operations.
  • With USAID/BHA support, food partners are expanding assistance to conflict-affected households in Amhara’s Dessie and Kombolcha towns, aiming to reach an additional 450,000 individuals despite operational constraints.

Source: US Agency for International Development