Tigray government announces humanitarian assistance to 1.8 million people in Tigray
Food, non-food items and medical supplies have reached 1.8 million people in Tigray State, the Ministry of Peace said.
In addition to those mentioned, the ministry said arrangements have been made to accommodate 2.5 million beneficiaries in the state.
He said the distribution of humanitarian aid will take place from Axum, Adigrat, Alamata, Mekelle Zuria, Shire and Mekele towns. Women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities will be given priority over support and services.
He said an emergency operation coordination center comprising of technical teams from ministries, regional offices, UN agencies and international NGOs has been set up in Mekele to meet the urgent needs of the Ministry of Emergency Management Coordination Committee.
The Ministry of Peace, including the Ministry of Peace, said that an emergency coordination system is being set up at various levels of government to identify the needs in addition to the ongoing humanitarian assistance. He said the Ethiopian government is working in coordination with development and humanitarian partners to increase support coverage and provide faster delivery.
The National Defense Forces (NDF) in the state is also supporting the ongoing efforts to safeguard and facilitate the movement of human and human resources.
It is stated that the humanitarian assistance process is being carried out by governmental, international organizations, international and local non-governmental organizations.
International humanitarian organizations have been warning hundreds of thousands of lives in Tigray if they do not provide immediate assistance to those in need.
The government-run Tigray Emergency Coordination Center said it was conducting research on the situation following the conflict in the region.
According to the United Nations, 4.5 million people in Tigray need emergency food assistance.
According to a leaked note issued by one participant at a meeting held at the Tigray Emergency Coordination Center on December 30, 2013: “The situation in the area is very bad,” an official from the Central Tigray Regional Administration said.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said in a statement that the security situation in the war-torn Tigray region and its environs is a matter of concern and could lead to a humanitarian crisis.
“The damage to the area and the civilians is a matter of urgency and urgency,” he said.
According to the United Nations, access to some areas of Tigray is still limited, but some assistance is receiving.
The Ethiopian Defense Forces (EDF) launched a military operation in late October following an attack by TPLF forces in the Tigray region.
As a result, more than 50,000 people have fled the fighting in neighboring Sudan for more than three weeks, and aid agencies say many are in dire need of basic supplies at home.
Accurate statistics have been difficult to obtain due to long-term power and telecom services in many parts of the region.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Peace, the government and humanitarian partners are working together to provide assistance in accordance with the MoU signed on November 30, 2013.