Field Update: Valerie Browning on escalating conflict in northern Ethiopia August 2021

19 August 2021

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"I don't know how to describe the pain these people are in..."

As the 10-month conflict in Tigray spills over into the neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar, hear from Valerie Browning as she and the APDA team (Afar Pastoralist Development Association) race to provide emergency food, shelter and water to the tens-of-thousands displaced people from Tigray and Afar.



Watch the SBS news segment on Afar and Valerie Browning here >

Ethiopia's 'horrifying' Tigray conflict spreads with fears of 'horrendous' humanitarian crisis

Aug 8, 2021

An Australian aid worker living in Ethiopia for decades is sounding the alarm over what she's calling a horrendous humanitarian crisis unfolding in the horn of Africa.

After nine months of deadly fighting between Ethiopia's government and forces in northern Tigray region, violence has spilled into remote Afar, a sprawling desert region home to more than one million nomadic people.

100,000 Tigray civilians are estimated to have fled to Afar in just the past few weeks, now without water, food or shelter - and their safety increasingly under threat.

Watch the SBS news segment here


If you would like to help

Ethiopiaid Australia is directly supporting relief and recovery work by long-time project partners, the Afar Pastoralist Development Association.

If you would like to help, please make an emergency donation of your choice via the link below. Donations will be put towards urgently-needed essentials: food, cooking supplies, sleeping mats, blankets, soap and water purfication tablets, for Tigrayan and Afar people who have had to flee their homes.  


Any amount you can give will be gratefully received. With our warmest thanks.