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Ethiopia received significant support for Tigray in recent months

Ethiopia received significant support for Tigray in recent months

Addis Ababa, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) several organizations have supported Ethiopia's efforts to help the population of Tigray with significant amounts of medical and food supplies During the last six months, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed today.
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According to the Foreign Ministry, the country received around 1,480 million birr (approximately 298 million dollars) in food products and about 128 million (2,575,000 dollars) destined for medical care.

The contribution, in the case of medicines and pharmaceuticals, should have increased what the Ministry of Health deposited in centers in Mekelle, the state capital, and Shire, when the government declared a humanitarian ceasefire, according to the communiqué.

As of last July, “658 metric tons of medicines and other supplies for the health system were delivered to the region in 18 trucks through seven organizations.”

According to the same communiqué, Tigray also received ready-to-use therapeutic food for the treatment of malnourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers, as well as various high-quality dietary supplements.

The Ministry also denounced that the government is facing obstacles to guarantee access to collaboration, such as the aggression by the Tigray Popular Liberation Front (TPLF), which prevented the passage through the city of Abala, in Afar, last December.

A war has been raging in Tigray since November 2020 between the federal army and the TPLF, an organization declared a terrorist by Parliament and accused of violating human rights, among various crimes.

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