USAID announces a $7.7 million grant to Bahir Dar University to train 750 disaster risk management professionals. Feed the Future Ethiopia’s Resilience Platform is the largest single external investment in BDU’s history. It comes after nearly two decades of US government assistance to BDU, including funding for the institute’s Disaster Risk Management and Food Security department. USAID has also donated medical supplies worth 73 million Br to health centers in the Amhara Regional State affected by the militarized conflict in the country’s north.
The USAID is committed to Ethiopians’ health, well-being, and prosperous future. In 2021, USAID will have invested more than $1.2 billion in humanitarian and development aid across the country. In the last two years, the organization has provided over $430 million in humanitarian and development aid to the Amhara Region alone. This is yet another example of cooperation between the peoples of the United States and Ethiopia. According to federal authorities, nearly 1,800 health centers in four regional states, including Afar and Oromia, have been partially or completely destroyed by civil war and instability, which is the main reason for the current funding in hopes of support.