The increase in avoidable sickness in northern Ethiopia is disastrous.

The increase in avoidable sickness in northern Ethiopia is disastrous.

In Tigray, there are 5.2 million people who require humanitarian aid; of them, 3.8 million require medical care, and we must go to these people.

No access to Tigray.

Since we have access to Amhara and Afar, we are more informed about the situation there and were able to help.

However, we lack access to Tigray; for the past six weeks, there has been no road or air connectivity.

A rise in malaria.

Although incidences are declining in Afar, malaria infections have increased by a whopping 80% in Tigray and by 40% in neighboring Amhara this year compared to last.

However, since combat broke out between federal soldiers and separatists in Tigray in November 2020, humanitarian organizations have repeatedly issued alarms on their behalf.

Malaria is only one of the terrible hazards facing millions of people affected by violence.

It is challenging to assist those in Tigray because more than half of the region’s health facilities are shut down, leaving people without access to care for trauma and injuries, food insecurity and malnutrition, sexual and gender-based violence, communicable diseases like malaria and cholera, as well as decreased access to treatment for non-communicable diseases and maternal and child health services.

The fire was directed toward civilians who were lined up to collect urgently needed humanitarian aid.

Scarcity of food.

In Tigray, “a stunning” 89 percent of the population experiences food insecurity, and over half of those individuals experience severe food insecurity. In Amhara and Afar, 19 percent and 14 percent of children under five who are mostly displaced had food insecurity as of this writing.

In Tigray, malnutrition affects about one in three children under the age of five. The region’s youngsters suffer from severe acute malnutrition at a rate of 6%, and 65% of them have gone over a year without receiving nutritional treatment.

Showing how essential health services have been slashed while highlighting the obvious connection between starvation and sickness.