Almost 2 million people receive humanitarian aid in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Almost two million citizens are receiving humanitarian assistance in northern Ethiopia, after the government military operation against the Tigray People's Liberation Front concluded, the Ministry of Peace reported on Wednesday.
Food, medical supplies and other items are being distributed throughout the region from centers established in cities such as Aksum, Adigrat, Alamata, Shire and Mekelle, with priority for children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities, a cabinet communication states.
The government is working along with non-governmental organizations to help 2.5 million people displaced or affected by riots perpetrated by the Front and their subsequent confrontation with Ethiopia's National Defense Force, the release adds.
According to the Ministry, donations are delivered smoothly since the federal army facilitates the safe movement of officials and volunteers, in addition to protecting the vehicles used for this delivery.
Several non-governmental agencies are assessing the regional state of Tigray and the contiguous localities, in order to determine the exact figure of Ethiopians in extreme situations and try to help them as soon as possible, the statement informed.
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