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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director Announces $7.7 Million Investment in Amhara Region

In 2021, USAID invested more than $1.2 billion across the country in humanitarian and development aid

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones announced a new $7.7 million investment to train the next generation of 750 Ethiopian disaster risk management professionals at Bahir Dar University (BDU), where he also met with university vice-president, Dr. Tesfaye Shiferaw.  This new investment, Feed…

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United States Deputy Assistant Secretary Campbell, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Visited Gambella, Semera, and Addis Ababa

She visted Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp in Gambella August 1-2, 2022

Deputy Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Campbell in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the U.S. Department of State visited Ethiopia this week to visit refugee camps and to gain a deeper understanding of the refugee experience in the country. She visted Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp in Gambella August 1-2, 2022. She…

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Ambassador Jacobson Visits Gondar in the Amhara Region to Show Continued U.S. Support for the Humanitarian and Development Needs of Ethiopians

At the start of her trip, Ambassador Jacobson visited Mayor of Gondar Zewdu Malede and Central Gondar Zone Deputy Administrator Eyerus Mengistu

Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, visited Gondar, Amhara July 19-20.  During her trip, she met with the Mayor of Gondar and the Central Gondar Zone Deputy Administrator and emphasized the United States’ ongoing support for the humanitarian and development needs of all Ethiopians,…

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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…