WFP appeals for $107 million to tackle food security in Tigray region


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing urgently for US 107 million for its emergency response in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region to buy and deliver food for 1 million people and provide specialized nutrition support for 875,000 children and pregnant or nursing mothers after months of insecurity.
WFP’s response was requested by the Government of Ethiopia and includes logistical support to both the Government and humanitarian partners to deliver humanitarian assistance in Tigray, especially in rural areas.
“Three million people in the region are in urgent need of food assistance,” said Steven Were Omamo, WFP Representative and Country Director in Ethiopia. “For WFP to contribute to meeting their needs, funds are needed now, so that life-saving food and nutrition support can urgently reach the most vulnerable people.”
WFP is coordinating its relief food response closely with the government’s National Disaster Risk Management Commission and the Non-Governmental Organizations in Tigray that are also providing relief food assistance.