The USAID to resume vital food assistance in Ethiopia after a six-month suspension due to evidence of widespread diversion of aid.
The decision follows comprehensive reforms by the Ethiopian government and humanitarian partners, addressing issues such as improved monitoring, enhanced tracking, and reformed beneficiary identification.
USAID Administrator Samantha Power stated that these reforms aim to ensure oversight and guarantee that U.S. food aid reaches those most in need. Continuous evaluations over the next year will be conducted to verify the effective implementation of these measures.
In August 2023, the WFP also announced the resumption of food aid delivery in Tigray, but regional authorities disputed it as a misunderstanding.