Long-standing animosities erupted into armed conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020. Millions of people fled their homes due to violence; those who stayed, faced famine conditions when the war effort blocked all food transports. FH was forced to halt operations temporarily in Tigray and parts of Amhara region. While a peace deal took effect in November 2022, local outbursts of violence continue to hamper relief efforts. And parts of the zone suffer the effects of climate change, bringing both drought and flooding to conflict-battered communities.