|Humanitarian Assistance in Fiscal Year 2000 (Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, 2000, 64 p.)|
|Ethiopia/Eritrea - Humanitarian Crisis: Fact Sheet #6 (FY 2000)|
· On July 7, the Government of Ethiopias (GFDRE) Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission (DPPC) announced an increase in the number of people affected by the humanitarian crisis. The new total, 10.5 million, includes the populations in the Tigray region that were displaced by the border conflict with Eritrea. The increase was a result of the failure of the belg harvest and the addition of affected agro-pastoralists in the Shinile zone of the Somali region.
· The UN states that an estimated 335,000 people are affected by the drought in Eritrea. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that approximately one million Eritreans are internally displaced as a result of the border conflict with Ethiopia. UNHCR estimates that between 90-95 percent of those currently displaced are women and children.
· As of July 12, the Eritrean Relief and Refugee Commission (ERREC) reported that an estimated 390,000 Eritrean internally displaced persons (IDPs) are currently residing in camps and temporary settlements. According to government and UN estimates, up to 600,000 IDPs are either living with host communities or grouped informally in areas close to streams or bushes with no access to basic necessities.
· As of June 26, UNHCR estimates that it had registered approximately 94,400 new Eritrean refugees in eastern Sudan since the outbreak of hostilities with Ethiopia on May 12.