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Health Alert: COVID-19 Rates Spiking; Hospital Beds for COVID Patients Full

Location:  Ethiopia Event: COVID-19 Rates Spiking; Hospital Beds for COVID Patients Full Community transmission of the coronavirus in Ethiopia is widespread and accelerating rapidly.  Public and private hospitals in Addis Ababa are reporting that their COVID bedspace is full.  Life-saving oxygen and medical supplies are difficult to secure.  Through March 20, 2021, there have been ...
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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Tigray Crisis Response

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 18, 2021 The United States is providing an additional nearly $52 million in assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The United States has provided a total of nearly $153 million in humanitarian assistance since the crisis began. This assistance from the ...
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Senior U.S. Commerce Official Discusses Trade and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen

Press Release U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Senior U.S. Commerce Official Discusses Trade and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen, and Encourages Prosperity through Mutually Beneficial Commercial Engagement Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 11, 2021 – U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of Commerce for Middle East and Africa Global Markets Camille Richardson participated in a Women’s Empowerment Through Trade Initiative Coffee Chat Series ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 2, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:‎ Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to emphasize the United States’ concern about the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.  Noting the growing number of credible reports of ...
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USAID DEPLOYS DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESPONSE TEAM TO RESPOND TO HUMANITARIAN NEEDS IN TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA

Monday, March 1, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to growing humanitarian needs stemming from conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. After nearly four months of fighting between armed groups, hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their ...
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