Ethiopia - Tigray Region Humanitarian Update

Situation Report

Cluster Status

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


  • WASH NFIs for IDPs in the existing IDP sites.

  • WASH response for about 561,000 people at new IDPs sites across the region.

  • Some 169 water trucks are needed to fill the gap with water trucking.


  • Completion of the borehole; 12  water tanks platforms; 184 latrine stances and  112 showers at “Sabacare-4 “ IDP relocation site in Mekelle. 

  • Completion of 40 showers  at 5 Angels IDP site in Shire.

  • Some 1920 people received WASH NFIs assistance at Mekelle collective center

  • UNICEF provided 109 drums (45 kg each) of chlorine for water treatment to Regional Water Bureau (RWB).

  • UNICEF provided 106 boxes of aqua tabs  to RWB  benefiting 74,200 people in Eastern, Central  and North-Western Zones. 

  • Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) provided 68 drums ( 45 kg each)  of chlorine to RWB in Mekelle.

  • Local NGO Relief Society of Tigray (REST) rehabilitated 18 shallow well in Atsbi Woreda  (Eastern zone), Degua Temben and Enderta Woredas ( South-Eastern Zone ), Keyhe tekli Woreda ( Central zone), and Emba Alaje Woreda (Southern Zone). 

  • RWB maintained  4 motorized borehole  in Enderta Woreda (South-Eastern Zone )  and in Wukro town ( Eastern Zone )  benefiting 14,000 people.

  • INGO Save the Children provided 1,300 liters of fuel for water treatment plan in Axum town.

  • The Lutheran World Federation distributed 500 dignity kits in Mekelle collective centers (Ethio China) benefiting 2,750 people.

  • INGO  Action Against Hunger, with UNICEF financial support, made community sensitization for 11,448 people in Abi-Adi (Central Zone).


  • Water trucking operations declined from 139 to 116 due to lack of funding.

  • Construction of 34  latrine stance and  74 showers at “Sabacare-4”.

  • Limited WASH partners in Central, South-Eastern and North-Western Zones.

  • Fuel shortage in Shire and Axum.

  • Limited water tucking in Hawzen Woreda (Eastern Zone) due to access restrictions.

  • Delay with resuming WASH response in urban centers due to looting and destruction of water utilities offices.