OCHA, the UN agency for the coordination of humanitarian affairs, publishes updated biweekly reports on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia.
The latest report dated June 27, 2022 highlights the high number of people in need of food assistance in northern Ethiopia, which has increased from 9 million in November 2021 to more than 13 million due to growing food insecurity and prolonged drought situation that has remained unchanged with no improvement affecting at least 8 million people.
In Tigray, about 4,000 metric tons (MT) of seeds are available on the local market, but partners need to bring in enough money to sustain operations, including support to farmers.
After more than three months of disrupted road access to Tigray, humanitarian convoys have begun moving much-needed life-saving supplies into Tigray since April 1, but partners are struggling to distribute supplies and reach vulnerable people outside Mekelle as quickly and widely as possible. In total, since the resumption of convoy movements on April 1 and through June 21, 2,987 trucks or 122,212 tons have arrived in Mekelle through 23 humanitarian convoys.
Visible and marked in darker color on the map below are the hard-to-reach areas where people’s access to humanitarian assistance and services is severely restricted, and the Tigray region is still completely restricted due to limitations in access and communications.