Commission says 71pct of second round humanitarian aid distributed to northern Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, February 2, 2023 (FBC) – The National Disaster Risk Management Commission stated that 71pct of second round humanitarian aid slated for second phase delivery has been distributed to people affected by the conflict in northern Ethiopia.
The Commission said 5,202,297 people in Tigray Region, 2,440,677 people in Amhara and 715,132 people in Afar are currently receiving assistance including food and nonfood items, medical supplies, medicines, therapeutic foods, among others.
Educational equipment, teaching aid, hygiene and sanitation supplies have also been dispatched to the people in need, the commission added.
More than 1,113,961 liters of fuel has been delivered to war affected areas through 29 partners, the commission said.
The assistance is being distributed by the government, the World Food Programme (WFP), coalition of non-governmental organizations and other local and international partners.
Saying that the assistance is being delivered by both land and air transport, the commission indicated that 1.6 billion birr has also sent to Mekelle and Shire towns, according to Debebe Zewde, Public Relations Director of the Commission.