Crisis in Tigray
The conflict in northern Ethiopia continues expanding, with the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) squaring off against each other in the country’s northern regions and beyond. The conflict has created millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, while rendering more than 1,500 health facilities non-functional. In addition, emergency response efforts have been faced with numerous challenges, including widespread fuel shortages, disruption of electricity, telephone and internet networks, and logistical challenges in transporting critical supplies, including essential drugs.
Despite the difficult and dangerous conditions in the country, International Medical Corps is there, providing services in health, nutrition, gender-based violence prevention and treatment, mental health and psychosocial support, and water, sanitation and hygiene. We have more than 20 mobile health and nutrition teams at IDP sites throughout the region providing the full range of services listed above. We have so far carried out more than 160,000 consultations and have screened more than 105,000 children and pregnant women for acute malnutrition. We also have provided vital services in refugee camps across the Sudanese border.
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