USAID Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sonali Korde (L) and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Ervin Massinga (R) at a press briefing Addis Ababa on March 16, 2024. (Image USEmbassy)
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USAID Announces $80mln Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Saturday announced $80 million in additional assistance to help people affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

The USAID Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sonali Korde announced the funding during her visit to the country.

According to the UN estimates, more than 21 million people require humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia this year due to the compounding effects of conflict, climate shocks, and insecurity in the country.

The funding will go to USAID humanitarian partners providing urgently needed assistance to the most vulnerable communities.

Through these partners, USAID said in a statement that it will support agriculture and nutrition activities, as well as gender-based violence prevention and response services.

The funding will help to treat and prevent acute malnutrition for more than 1.5 million children under five years of age and more than 600,000 pregnant and nursing mothers this year, per the USAID.