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Hickenlooper Applauds $154 Million for Humanitarian Assistance in Ethiopia

Apr 18, 2024

Aid comes after Hickenlooper, Senate colleagues called on State Department to address crisis

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper applauded the U.S. Department of State’s announcement of $154 million in additional assistance for the humanitarian response in Ethiopia to address urgent needs resulting from conflict, insecurity, and climate shocks.  

“Extreme weather in Ethiopia has worsened an already dire humanitarian crisis,” said Senator Hickenlooper. “This aid will help provide the food assistance and relief Ethiopians need.”

Ethiopia faces an ongoing humanitarian crisis exacerbated by armed conflict and climate chaos. In November of 2022, the Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front signed a groundbreaking Cessation of Hostilities (COH) Agreement. In the sixteen months since the COH was finalized, the United Nations estimates that millions are still in dire need of assistance in Ethiopia.

The humanitarian aid comes after Hickenlooper and Senate colleagues wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power, urging them to address the humanitarian crisis and work with partners to ensure continued international humanitarian support for the people of Ethiopia. 


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