Conflict in the Tigray area displaced millions of people.
For more than four months now, an armed conflict has been unfolding in the region of Tigray, northern Ethiopia.
The war began around midnight on November 3, 2020 and it involves the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) and the national defense forces.
The fighting has killed thousands and displaced over 2 million people so far.
A Humanitarian Crisis
Over 500,000 internally displaced people have been living in schools and churches. Most of them are sharing sleeping mats or sleeping on the floor.
Cases of abuse and gender-based violence are increasingly being reported, leading women and girls to seek protection in fear of retaliation.
Doctors are dealing with power cuts, shortage of medication, and medical equipment, not to mention the increased exposure of people to COVID-19.
Villages have been destroyed and many communities lost everything, from household items to livestock and farming equipment. Several facilities were looted.
Access to the area has been highly restricted by the government, so the situation is particularly critical.
This is an ongoing conflict
According to the regional authority in Mekelle, more than 4.5 million people require aid. Hundreds of thousands could starve, so food and water are priorities at this moment.
Good Neighbors will also be assisting with medication, health kits, and other items like tents, blankets, and mattresses. Mental health support is also needed, as many people lost family members, friends, and their homes.
The situation in Tigray remains unpredictable. Help today.
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