Thursday, June 22, 2023

Suspension of Food Aid in Ethiopia Poses Serious Policy and Program Challenges

 Ethiopia Insight published on 22 June 2023 a commentary titled "Aid Suspension Threatens Millions of Ethiopian Lives" by Duke Burbridge, who has covered the humanitarian situation in Tigray Region for the past two years.

The suspension of food assistance by the World Food Program and USAID due to massive diversion of the aid could be devastating for the 5.4 million people in need in Tigray Region.  The author acknowledged the corrupt diversion of food, but was critical of USAID and WFP for not sharing more information about the reasons for the suspension and how they plan to solve the problem.