In November 2020 the Ethiopian government began military operations in the Tigray region against the region’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.
Civilian structures in towns in Tigray, including hospitals, schools, factories, and businesses, were shelled, looted and destroyed by Ethiopian federal forces and regional militias, and by Eritrean armed forces. The fighting and continued restrictions on humanitarian access forced more than two million people to flee their homes, with thousands fleeing into Sudan, and left at least 2.3 million in need of assistance.
AIRD is registered in Ethiopia and is working to identify the gaps in needs faced by the displaced people, and establish where our areas of expertise will be best suited to bridge some of those gaps. We will work with the right partners to ensure our services make a real impact in the lives of those forced to flee their homes in search of safety and hope for a future.