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Woman stands in front of temporary shelter in drought-afflicted region.
Escalating conflict

Ethiopia Crisis Watch

The International Rescue Committee provides a wide range of assistance for refugees and vulnerable Ethiopian communities as the country faces escalating conflict, climate change, desert locusts and COVID-19.

Malnutrition cases double as drought grips Ethiopia

  • At least 25 million people will face catastrophic humanitarian need in the coming months as drought continues across East Africa.

  • Thousands who depend on cultivation of crops and livestock are already displaced as they move to find new pastures or sources of income and food.

  • Malnutrition cases in Ethiopia have doubled during the driest conditions seen in over 40 years.

  • The IRC urges global leaders and donors to help scale up aid to build resilience to climate change.

Read our Jan. 31 statement