165 Aid Trucks Arrived in Tigray over Past Week: WFP

ADDIS ABABA – The UN food-assistance agency on Thursday said a total of165 trucks arrived into Tigray, delivering 3,000 tones of food and nutrition over the past week.

In its official twitter page Thursday, the World Food Program (WFP) Ethiopia said about 3,400 tons of food were sent to distribution points in the region in the same period.

“We delivered food to 120,000 people,” the WFP Ethiopia said, adding that “another 94 trucks are en route” to the region.

The UN agency also said the food distributions in Afar and Amhara are also on track.

Disaster Risk Management Commission announced last week that more than 54,000 metric tons of food and non-food items have been sent to the Tigray region from July to Mid-April Ethiopian Calendar, according to Ethiopian News agency (ENA).

About 185 airplanes and 1,485 trucks delivered the assistance to the region during the period to help some 5.2 million people, said the Commission. The aid delivery operation involved 83 humanitarian organizations.

The government is cooperatively working on creating suitable conditions for humanitarian assistance to enter Tigray, according to the Commission.

Featured Image Caption: WFP said it delivered food to 120,000 people in the region last week. [Photo WFP]

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