Aid urgently needed for Ethiopians streaming into Sudan
UNHCR is on the ground aiding Ethiopian refugees and the forcibly displaced, but resources are stretched too thin. Your gift will offer hope for a safe future.
The UN Refugee Agency is working alongside the government of Ethiopia and local partners to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to millions of refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. Emergency shelters, food, potable water and relief items including blankets, sleeping mats and more are being distributed to women, children and men escaping from Tigray.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNHCR is working with partners to provide critical healthcare and sanitation services. UNHCR is implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in refugee camps, providing PPE and sanitation materials, and facilitating health check-ups and vaccinations for refugees. To address the need for clean water and sanitation, an average of 18 liters of water person/day is provided across all camps. Hand-washing facilities, water and soap are provided as well to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
UNHCR needs your support to continue its lifesaving assistance of millions of refugees and internally displaced people in Ethiopia. Due to the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, hundreds continue to be displaced each month and are in desperate need of humanitarian aid and assistance. Support from donors will ensure UNHCR has the capacity to continue assisting the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia.
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Access to adequate shelter remains below the standard with only 46 percent of the camp-based refugee families living in adequate dwelling.
In 2021, two major refugee camps for Eritreans located in Tigray, Shimelba and Hitsats, were abandoned. Prior to being looted and destroyed, the camps housed some 20,000 Eritrean refugees.
Over 100 people, including children, were killed in the beginning of 2022 after a series of air strikes struck camps in Tigray.
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