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ICRC aid flight delivers medical supplies to Tigray Region

Addis Ababa, January 26, 2022 (FBC) – The ICRC made its first delivery of medical supplies since last September into Mekelle, the capital of Tigray.

With the support and through the facilitation of the government of Ethiopia, supplies including essential drugs have arrived in Mekelle on Wednesday. They will be distributed to the region’s health facilities.

“It is a huge relief that this first shipment is reaching hospitals,” said Apollo Barasa, health coordinator at the ICRC delegation in Ethiopia. “This assistance is a lifeline for thousands of people, and I can’t emphasize enough how crucial it is that these deliveries continue.”The ICRC intends to organize other flights carrying medical assistance in the coming days and weeks. In addition, it is planning to send a humanitarian convoy by road.

ICRC also stated that it will continue to provide medical assistance to health facilities in the Amhara and Afar regions, where provision of health care has also been severely impacted by the conflict.

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