Administrator Samantha Power Co-hosting U.S.-EU High-Level Roundtable on the Humanitarian Emergency in Tigray

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power is co-hosting an event with the European Union focused on the humanitarian catastrophe in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and the need for a strong international response to meet urgent humanitarian needs and prevent further atrocities, including widespread sexual and gender-based violence. Approximately 5.2 million out of 6 million people —or some 90% of the population in Tigray—are in need of assistance because of the ongoing conflict and efforts by armed actors to delay and prevent food and other critical supplies from reaching vulnerable populations.

WHAT: Administrator Samantha Power Co-hosting U.S.-EU High-Level Roundtable on the Humanitarian Emergency in Tigray
WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EST
WHO: Samantha Power, USAID Administrator
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Representative to the United Nations
Jeff Feltman, U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa
Janez Lenarcic, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management
Jutta Urpilainen, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships
Jan Egeland, Secretary General Norwegian Refugee Council
Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Pramila Patten, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Moderated by CNN’s Nima Elbagir
WHERE: The event will be virtual and live streamed, here.  

Last updated: September 24, 2021

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