With the situation improving in Northern Ethiopia, most areas across the Northern Ethiopia region, which had been affected by conflicts, are now accessible and partners are assisting the affected communities with whatever resources are available.
Reports of spontaneous returns of IDPs have been noted in Tigray recently, but displacement from certain inaccessible areas continues as communities seek better assistance and services in nearby towns. Despite this, many IDPs in Tigray still reside in substandard conditions with friends or relatives in host communities, IDP sites, and overcrowded collective centers.
As the situation in the Afar and Amhara regions improved, many people returned to their place of origin. The Cluster is working with partners to provide a return-related response for those whose houses are completely damaged and assets are lost.
The Cluster has targeted 3.63M people in the Northern Ethiopia area of Afar, Amhara, and Tigray regions. 1.31M people have been targeted with ESNFI kits, 1.24M with NFI kits, 848K with Emergency Shelter assistance, and 215K with repair kits in the region, of which 658K, 1.3M, 307K, and 71K have been reached, respectively.