U.S. Ambassador visits Amhara Region

The United States Chargé d’Affaires in Ethiopia, Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, visited regional recovery and humanitarian assistance efforts in Bahir Dar. During her visit, she also met with Amhara Regional President Yilkal Kefale, spoke with beneficiaries of the U.S.-funded programs at Bahir Dar University, and re-opened the American Corner located at the Aba Mengesha Geneme Public Library.
During her meeting with Yilikal, Jacobson re-iterated the U.S. commitment to all Ethiopians wherever they live and the United States’ call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict, unhindered humanitarian access, and transparent justice mechanisms to hold accountable those who have committed human rights abuses. She asked the president to actively support the movement of aid in the region. Ambassador Jacobson pledged continued support from the United States towards the region’s recovery, including direct humanitarian aid for those displaced by the conflict. In 2021 the U.S. helped nearly 3.8 million people in the region with life-saving food assistance and allocated nearly $900 million worth of aid to Ethiopia.

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