ADDIS ABABA – The UN Children’s Fund said it has distributed emergency medical supplies to 40 medical facilities in Tigray region of Ethiopia.
Unicef Ethiopia said medical supplies include ready-to-use therapeutic foods, Emergency drugs and health kits arrived in Mekelle, Tigray region’s capital city.
The supplies have already been distributed to 40 health facilities in areas accessible throughout the region including Ayder Hospital, according to the UN agency.
About 100, 000 children and their families have benefited, it said, adding the supplies also being used to treat 3,333 severely malnourished children.
Unicef is among the aid agencies that are providing essential medical supplies to the Tigray region.
In September 2022 alone, the UN Agency said it has delivered various amounts of medical and hygiene supplies to the northern region of Ethiopia through humanitarian flights and 26 trucks.