Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis: Humanitarian and Political Dimensions of the Crisis

On Friday, December 4, 2020, the GW Humanitarian Action Initiative and the Institute of African Studies hosted “Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis” for a discussion on the drivers of the current conflict, the mounting toll it is taking on civilian populations, and how best regional players and the broader international community can avert a humanitarian disaster in Ethiopia and the broader region.

Elizabeth Hume of the Alliance for Peacebuilding; Patrick Youssef of the International Committee of the Red Cross; Beza Tesfaye of MercyCorps; and Hardin Lang of Refugees International offered their perspectives on the situation on the ground and the path forward.


Jennifer Cooke, Director, Institute for African Studies

Maryam Z. Deloffre, Director, Humanitarian Action Initiative