Since the violence in Tigray spread to the Afar area in July 2021, the humanitarian situation there has significantly deteriorated. According to the 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan Mid-Year Review, the area had severe humanitarian needs to this conflict because of drought, armed conflict, and disease outbreaks. While the border regions of Tigray and Amhara have been relatively calm over the past few weeks, violent conflicts have been reported in the Afar Region (incl. by UNOCHA). The afflicted towns have suffered greatly as a result of the recent violence. Many tens of thousands of people were uprooted from their homes in the Afar region in search of protection and aid.
Supporting Conflict Affected IDPs in Afar Region, Ethiopia
- Implementation Area
- Afar Region
- Cordaid Global Office
- Thematic Area
- Humanitarian Aid
- Project Start Date – End Date
- April 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022
- Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA)
According to the UNOCHA situation reports1-2, 200.000 people have been forced to from their homes as a result of recent violence, and more IDPs are arriving daily as the war goes on. The vast majority of the displaced have been residing with the host community, while others are receiving modest aid while being housed in IDP sites, including schools. The Afar regional authorities claim that a large number of IDPs are dispersed in isolated locations with little to no access to necessities like food and water. This is supported by research done by regional partner APDA. Rates of severe malnutrition have already been documented.
People That We Work With
The most vulnerable households (HHs) affected by the war are children, girls, women, female headed HHs, and households with special needs (PSN) such as PWD, PLW, elderly, and individuals with chronic illnesses.
To provide food for 880 households and shelter NFIs for 1,250 households in Sifera and Magaale Woreda of the Afar area, totaling 2,130 households (HHs).
See this project results in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Registry HERE