Over 3.1mln People Receive Humanitarian aid in Tigray

ADDIS ABABA – Government of Ethiopia said over 3.1 million people have received humanitarian support in Tigray while dismissing claims of challenges related to access in the region.

“Unlike the prevailing and inaccurate narrative that purport vast parts of the region are inaccessible,” the prime minister office said Government together with its development partners “has made significant progress in delivering humanitarian assistance to care for our citizens in Tigray”.

As of today, 3.1 million people have benefited from the humanitarian aid distributed in 34 districts out of 36 in the region, the office in a statement issued on Wednesday.

The number includes beneficiaries identified as “food insecure” prior to the rule of law operations and that were under the Productive Safety Net Program.

The Government’s contribution to humanitarian assistance is maintained at 70 percent while international partner’s share of assistance is 30 percent.

The office said the delivery of non-food items is also underway with the support of 10 international Non-Governmental Organizations via 10 clusters set up to ensure effective delivery and based on international standards.

Tigray Interim Administration CEO Mulu Nega told ENA that the federal government is doing its best but more support is needed.

“The federal government has been working hard in terms of providing humanitarian support. But the support is not enough,” he said.

“All Ethiopians should also participate in this process,” he said, calling for Tigrayns in Diaspora to stop aggravating the situation in the region and stand with the people in providing humanitarian support.