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Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance in Tigray

The continued commitment of the government of Ethiopia and Tigrayan authorities to a cessation of hostilities remains a critical step toward reconciliation and peace

The United States welcomes the arrival today of a truck convoy carrying over 1,700 metric tons of life-saving humanitarian assistance in Tigray. We appreciate the efforts of the government of Ethiopia, Tigrayan regional authorities, and Afar regional authorities in facilitating that delivery. We also commend the United Nations agencies, international…

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Satterfield’s Travel to Ethiopia

Their visit continues U.S. efforts towards ceasing hostilities, unhindered humanitarian access, transparent investigations into human rights abuses and violations

Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa David Satterfield and Deputy Special Envoy Payton Knopf will arrive in Ethiopia April 13 for meetings with Ethiopian government officials, representatives of humanitarian organizations, and diplomatic partners. Their visit continues U.S. efforts towards ceasing hostilities, unhindered humanitarian access, transparent investigations into human rights…

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Reports of Mass Atrocities in Western Tigray

Continued reports of atrocities underscore the urgency of ending the military conflict

The United States reiterates its grave concern over continuing reports of ethnically-motivated atrocities committed by Amhara authorities in western Tigray, Ethiopia, including those described in the recent joint report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. In particular, we are deeply troubled by the report’s finding that these acts amount to…

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Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance to Tigray and Afar Regions

This is an important step toward implementing the cessation of hostilities and addressing the urgent humanitarian needs in both regions

The United States welcomes steps by the Government of Ethiopia and regional authorities to implement a cessation of hostilities. We commend them on the delivery of humanitarian assistance over recent days to Ethiopians in the Tigray and Afar regions. Over one hundred thousand Ethiopians will receive life-saving food from the…

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U.S. Ambassador Tracey Jacobson visits Afar Region to support recovery, humanitarian assistance efforts

She also had the opportunity to sit down with members of several Afar region-based youth organizations and share lunch with several zonal clan leaders

The United States Chargé d’Affaires in Ethiopia, Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, traveled to Semera, Afar Region and met with the Afar Regional President, Mr. Awol Arba.  While in Semera, she also visited recovery and humanitarian assistance efforts in the Afar Region, launched USAID’s surging emergency support for children and schools affected…

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USAID and the LEGO Foundation partner to improve early childhood care and education in Ethiopia

This collaborative work will commence in the coming months and will increase opportunities for children to participate in quality play-based, pre-primary activities

USAID/Ethiopia and the LEGO Foundation have just announced a new public-private partnership to improve early childhood care and education across Ethiopia.  Both organizations have agreed to co-fund and co-design education projects worth at least $25 million that will help preschool aged children (ages 3 to 6+), with a focus on…

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U.S. Ambassador Tracey Jacobson Visits Amhara Region to Highlight U.S. Support for Humanitarian Assistance and Peace

Ambassador Jacobson re-iterated the U.S. commitment to all Ethiopians wherever they live and the United States’ call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict

The United States Chargé d’Affaires in Ethiopia, Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, visited regional recovery and humanitarian assistance efforts yesterday in Bahir Dar.  During her visit, she also met with Amhara Regional President Dr. Yilkal Kefale, spoke with beneficiaries of the U.S.-funded programs at Bahir Dar University, and re-opened the American Corner…

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The U.S. Has Shared 7.8+ Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine with Ethiopia

The United States is committed to purchasing and donating 1.1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia announces a donation by the United States Government of an additional 840,060 doses of the Pfizer vaccine as part of its global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated vaccines are part of the United States’ pledge to initially provide 25 million doses to Africa, of 80 million doses globally. We are sharing…

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U.S. and IOM Delivers Emergency Assistance for Ethiopians in Amhara and Afar

The 250 metric tons of supplies, worth over 1.5 million USD, include tens of thousands of blankets, hygiene supplies, tarps for temporary housing, and buckets

Today, the United States handed over 250 metric tons of humanitarian supplies to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Office in Ethiopia. The supplies will support U.S. efforts to provide emergency support for tens of thousands of Ethiopians affected by the ongoing conflict in the Amhara and Afar regions of…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: The United States Shares 6.9+ Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine with Ethiopia

To date, the United States has delivered more than 400 million doses of vaccine to more than 110 countries

The Embassy of the United States in Ethiopia is pleased to announce the arrival of 840,060 doses of the Pfizer vaccine that the U.S. is sharing with Ethiopia through COVAX. We are sharing these doses safely, equitably, and with the singular objective of saving lives – with no strings attached. This…