UN Recap: October 10-15, 2021

* U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lays out $3.12 billion regular budget for 2022 for world body * U.N.: 400,000 Yemeni children at imminent risk from malnutrition New military offensive in Ethiopia The situation in northern Ethiopia remains at the top of the U.N. agenda, as Tigrayan fighters accuse the federal government of launching a new […]

Why the African Union’s mediation effort in Tigray is a non-starter

Bold steps to preserve the unity, stability and respect for the constitutional order of the country; which is legitimate for all states. The AU’s impartiality can be questioned further given its role in the recent elections in Ethiopia. It was one of the few non-Ethiopian institutions to observe the general elections held in June 2021. The election was held […]

US Announces Aid Package for War-Torn Tigray

The United States said Wednesday it was providing an additional $26 million to address the humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia. The assistance will enable humanitarian agencies to help many of the estimated 6 million to 7 million people in need in the north, “including some of the 900,000 who are facing famine-like conditions, and over […]

Ethiopia: Agriculture Cluster – Somali Gap Analysis (August 2021)

IPC Situational Overview Jan- June 2021: In total 12.9 million people (24% of the analysed population of about 54 million) are expected to face high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) despite planned humanitarian food assistance and other development interventions. This includes 5% of the population (about 2.6 million people ) […]

Ethiopia: Flash Analysis and Prediction (12 October 2021)

EDF launch new offensive against Tigrayan forces in Amhara   Getachew Reda, spokesperson for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), said on 11 October that the Ethiopian Defence Force (EDF), supported by militia, had launched an offensive against Tigrayan Defence Forces (TDF) forces in the Amhara region. This comes as the Sudanese military claimed on […]

Global Report on Food Crises: Joint Analysis for Better Decisions, September 2021 Update

Introduction   Why this update?   The annual Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) provides a consensus-based overview of the world’s food crises. It focuses on crises where the local capacities to respond are insufficient, prompting a request for the urgent mobilization of the international community, as well as countries/territories where there is ample evidence […]

Chair’s Statement by USAID Administrator Samantha Power Following a High-Level Ministerial on Northern Ethiopia

Today, Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, and I convened an urgent High-Level Ministerial on northern Ethiopia—where millions of civilians are currently experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. This High-Level Ministerial of G7 nations and other major donor countries to the humanitarian response included senior representatives […]