Ethiopia: Tigray Emergency - UNICEF Ireland

Right now, children are facing a desperate situation in the conflict-ravaged region of Tigray, Ethiopia.

The crisis in Tigray is now seven months in with no end in sight. Since the start of the conflict over 1.6 million people – including over 720,000 children – have been internally displaced. 

At least 33,000 children are severely malnourished and face imminent death without immediate access to food and medicine.

Famine-like conditions, violence and a lack of shelter bring utter despair to families in Tigray. 

We urgently need your support to send life-saving food, water and medicine to children in need.

Please donate now!

child being examined for malnutrition
Zinabu (19) holds her daughter, Meseret, 1 year and 8 months old, who is suffering from diarrheal infection at Agbe Health center in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.  ©UNICEF Ethiopia/2020/Mulugeta Ayene

Send Urgent Humanitarian Aid to Children in Tigray 

Tigray’s children are in desperate need.

Without your support today, many more could die needlessly. 

It’s imperative that life-saving supplies, like Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic-Food (RUTF), clean drinking water and medicine are delivered. 

UNICEF is on the ground in Ethiopia and working to provide humanitarian aid to communities in need – even in the most hard-to-reach locations. 

How your Donation Helps 

Please help children struggling to survive by donating now to UNICEF Ireland.

  • €50 could provide 5 children caught up in crisis situations with life-saving emergency food.
  • €100 could provide 2 water and hygiene kits containing soap, gloves, masks, buckets and water purification tablets.
  • €150 could supply a health centre with enough medicine to treat 24 children.
malnourished child in her mothers arms
6-month old Kalkidan is suffering from malnutrition and receives treatment at a UNICEF-health clinic. ©UNICEF Ethiopia/2020/Mulugeta Ayene

Other Ways to Donate

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30.

You can send your donation by post to:


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict. Please donate today and help us protect children in Tigray.