As per a rapid market survey in Tigray, prices of essential commodities spiked dramatically since mid-June, including by 2,300 per cent for benzine in Shire.
Partners reached more than 444,000 people with food assistance in Amhara and about 72,000 internally displaced people in Afar since early August.
The government of Ethiopia expelled seven UN officials, including senior humanitarian officials. Yet, the overall situation in Northern Ethiopia continues to be highly unpredictable and is deteriorating by the day.
In Tigray, the humanitarian situation remains increasingly dire, while the spillover of the conflict to neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions is rapidly increasing the humanitarian needs in those areas.
Humanitarian access in large areas inside Tigray remains viable, with some 75 per cent of the region fully accessible. Access to areas bordering Eritrea in the far north, western and southern parts of the North-Western Zone, remains inaccessible due to the fluid security situation.
However, the lack of fuel and cash is significantly impacting the response. In addition, the delivery of humanitarian supplies to Tigray Region remains heavily constrained via the only access route through Afar (Semera-Abala-Mekelle corridor).
Access to some areas in Afar and Amhara regions also remains restricted due to the ongoing conflict and insecurity.
This brings the number of humanitarian trucks that entered the region since 12 July to 686 trucks, or about 12 per cent of the trucks needed. Humanitarian partners estimate that 100 trucks with food, non-food items, and fuel must enter Tigray every day to meet the needs on the ground.