USAID Mission Director Visits Tigray (February 18, 2021)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones, together with U.S. Embassy team, visited the city of Mekelle, Tigray regional state last Monday.

He meet with the deputy of the interim regional administration of Tigray, the regional emergency coordination center, other local and federal authorities, and USAID implementing partners distributing emergency food and support to Ethiopians in need.

The visit reinforced U.S. support to address the humanitarian and governance challenges associated with the law enforcement operation in the regional state.

The U.S. Embassy team underscored the United States’ continued commitment to working together with all partners to identify solutions for rapidly scaling up humanitarian assistance to reach as many affected communities as possible.

The United States has been the largest donor-provider of assistance to the Tigray region for three decades, supporting efforts to strengthen food security and reduce poverty.

In 2021, the U.S. government is investing over $100 million in humanitarian and development assistance in Tigray, including support for refugees and internally displaced people, emergency food assistance, safe drinking water, shelter, protection, and hygiene supplies.

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