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Ethiopia’s Tigray receives first round humanitarian aid after peace deal



– The Ethiopian government revealed that more than 450,000 people in the conflict-affected region of Tigray, further north of the country, have been reached in the first round of humanitarian assistance after the recently signed peace agreement.

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The Ethiopian National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) said the Ethiopian government has stepped up humanitarian supplies to vulnerable people in the Tigray region through four road corridors and a transport system. air, the Ethiopian state news agency (ENA) said, citing NDRMC officials on Saturday night. .

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In the first round of humanitarian supplies alone, more than 90,000 quintals of wheat and nutritious food were distributed to more than 450,000 people, according to the NDRMC.

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The national relief agency further said that more than 60 heavy vehicles loaded with humanitarian supplies have reached their destinations in the region.

The latest delivery of humanitarian aid in Tigray came after senior Ethiopian government commanders and the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the de facto ruler of the Tigray region, agreed to facilitate humanitarian access in affected parts. by the conflict in northern Ethiopia in an agreement. provided by the African Union (AU).

The parties to the conflict agreed to promote unimpeded humanitarian access for all those in need in Tigray and neighboring regions and to facilitate the movement of humanitarian aid workers.

They also agreed to provide security guarantees for humanitarian workers and humanitarian organizations, as well as protection for civilians in accordance with the provisions of the “permanent cessation of hostilities” agreement signed by the two parties on November 2. ■


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