The compounded effects of climatic shocks, conflict, and related displacement continue to generate high levels of humanitarian need across Ethiopia, with more than 20 million people requiring aid in 2023, according to the UN. A historic drought and conflict in northern Ethiopia—which both began in 2020—in addition to disease outbreaks, high food prices, intercommunal conflict, and seasonal flooding have contributed to elevated needs across the country.

BHA supports partners to address critical humanitarian needs of conflict- and drought-affected populations across Ethiopia, providing nearly $2 billion in Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 for emergency interventions, including nearly $1 billion in funding for the northern Ethiopia complex emergency response. Additionally, USAID/BHA has provided more than $101 million for early recovery, risk reduction, and resilience activities during the fiscal years. USAID/BHA funding supports agriculture, food, health, livelihood, multipurpose cash, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance across the country.

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