Residents carry jerrycans along a street in Dansha town in Tigray Region, Ethiopia November 9, 2020.
REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriThe United States is providing more than $181 million to deliver food, water and aid to feed more than three million people it said were facing famine in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where thousands have been killed since conflict erupted in November.
"The already dire situation in Tigray is deteriorating at alarming speed.
As a result of the conflict, nearly 90 percent of Tigray’s population — as many as 5.2 million people — need urgent assistance," USAID said, calling on other donors to "urgently step up" and increase contributions.
The United States has contributed nearly $487 million in humanitarian assistance since the crisis began, according to the statement.
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