According to the UN, it is giving assistance to vulnerable individuals across Ethiopia, where 1.2 million children suffer from acute malnutrition.
According to UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, the UN is collaborating with partners to react to disease outbreaks and an ongoing food insecurity situation in the East African country.
According to him, the situation has left 1.2 million youngsters suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
A terrible struggle erupted across the north of the country in 2020 between federal government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
The African Union (AU) mediated a peace agreement between the parties, which ended the war in November 2022.
In response to a cholera outbreak in Oromia, Sidama, and Somalia, humanitarians are giving medical supplies, logistical support, and bolstering communications efforts, according to Dujarric.
As of Aug. 2, Ethiopian government records showed that more than 16,800 cases of cholera had been registered in the country, with 212 deaths as a result.
“We are also providing medical supplies for the response to malaria, which has affected over 1.7 million people and claimed 200 lives as of July 30,” he stated.
He stated that approximately 30 UN agencies, as well as international and national non-governmental organizations, are trying to counteract the effects of malnutrition.
Malnutrition, he noted, is still a problem in various regions, including Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Sidama, South West, and Tigray.
“Our humanitarian colleagues noted that timely food assistance, prepositioning of emergency drugs, and medical supplies for impacted people are all necessary,” Dujarric added. (Xinhua/NAN)