ICRC’s 10th Flight Carrying Vital Medical Supplies Reaches Tigray

ADDIS ABABA – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday flew its tenth cargo plane in ten days carrying vital medical supplies into the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

“The flights delivered essential drugs, such as insulin, hemodialysis, oxytocin, tetanus toxoid, gloves and surgical material to health facilities,” said ICRC in a statement Friday.

The supplies, which were provided by the Ministry of Health and the ICRC, will help to cover “the immediate medical needs of thousands of people”, it says.

The first in the series of flights landed in Mekelle on Wednesday, January 26 following the federal government’s decision to facilitate more flights to Mekelle.

“With support from the relevant authorities, the ICRC will continue these deliveries on a regular basis,” said the Red Cross.

Five more flights are already scheduled for next week, said Geneva-based humanitarian agency.

The ICRC says it is currently engaged in humanitarian works throughout Ethiopia, including in Amhara, Afar, Tigray, Oromia and Somali regions, assisting people affected by conflict and violence.


Featured Image Caption: the humanitarian agency said its 10th cargo plane carrying vital medical supplies landed in the Tigray region of Ethiopia on Friday. [Photo ICRC]