According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, 300 trucks carrying food, and other supplies have arrived in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region. This brings the total number of trucks in the region to 875 since April.
According to the OCHA, trucks traveled from Afar’s Semera Abala road to Tigray’s capital of Mekelle.
According to the office’s estimates, 875 trucks were carrying more than 32 800 tons of aid. This included 25,220 tonnes worth of food aid and 3250 tonnes worth of nutrition supplies.
The supplies were then sent to over 55 priority areas in the region.
OCHA stated that fuel from tankers is offloaded in Tigray to be used in regional humanitarian operations. This requires approximately 200,000 litres per week. Since April, approximately 644,000 litres were delivered.
Convoys to the war zone were stopped for three months until April. OCHA reported that the OCHA confirmed that the world body and its partner continued to respond to humanitarian needs across Tigray and Afar as best they could.
Humanitarians say that Afar- and Amhara-based humanitarians are still in great need.
Large-scale looting has occurred in Afar and the destruction of infrastructure and health facilities have been extensive. In the region, efforts continue to increase assistance. Nearly 880,000 people received food assistance in February.
Malnutrition treatment centers are also being opened by aid workers.
The UN and humanitarian partners in Amhara assisted more than 1,000,000 people during the recent round of food distribution. This began in March.
Over 37,000 people who were internally displaced and returned to their homes received assistance and food items in North Wello and Wag Hamra zones.
OCHA stated that the UN and humanitarian partners are working together to address the severe drought in the southern regions of Ethiopia, which has affected more than 8,000,000 people.