UK, US Provide $66m Aid to War Affected

Oct 16 , 2021

The UK has announced an additional 29 million pounds (40 million dollars) of humanitarian aid to people affected by the fighting in northern Ethiopia. This comes a day after the United States provided more than 26 million dollars in additional assistance for the same purpose. Over six million people are in need of urgent assistance in Tigray Regional State, where a fresh round of fighting between armed groups based in Tigray and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces is taking place. Over 400,000 people are also facing famine-like conditions in Tigray, according to the UN. The assistance from the two countries is expected to provide lifesaving protection, shelter, essential healthcare and emergency food assistance for people in need.



A street lamp around Addis Abeba Stadium melds into the concrete backdrop emblematic of the capital's ageing infrastructure. Over the past few years, Ethiopia's electric grid has been subject to destruction and theft, subjecting the public treasury to hundreds of millions in losses. Nearly half of the country's population does not have access to electricity. A series of projects by the World Bank has contributed to the slight but essential upgrade to the nation's grid, including a 500 million do...



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