Emergency appeal – six month update

Six months on from our emergency appeal for the humanitarian crisis in Tigray and the surrounding regions, we wanted to update you on the current situation, and how your support has enabled our partners to provide vital aid to those displaced by the conflict.

In June, the UN warned that nearly 400,000 people are facing famine conditions, and around 4.4 million people are experiencing severe food shortages (ACAPS, July 2021). The severe food insecurity from displacement and loss of harvests is being experienced not just in Tigray, but also in the neighbouring regions that rely on its trade and markets.  

Our partner APDA report that there are 70,000 displaced adults and children living in host communities in the Afar region. An estimated additional 500,000 people in Afar villages bordering Tigray are at risk of displacement. Thousands of women and girls have reported to have experienced rape and sexual violence.

Extreme access constraints means that international agencies are finding it difficult to deliver aid.  Local partners at grassroots level, including those we work with, remain active and able to reach those most in need.

Schools remain closed and many have been turned into IDP camps.

To date, your donations have enabled our partners to:

Our partner Wings of Healing has set up emergency clinics in camps for internally displaced people, providing vital services including cholera vaccinations (pictured above)

As the crisis continues to deepen, our partners still need support:

We cannot thank our supporters enough for enabling our partners to continue their vital, life-saving work in response to this ongoing crisis. 

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