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WFP delivers over 2,400 metric tonnes of food to Tigray region

Addis Ababa, November 25, 2022 (FBC) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the delivery of over 2,400 metric tons of food, medical, nutrition and other lifesaving supplies to Tigray region.

WFP said that the humanitarian supplies have been delivered following the signing of a peace agreement earlier this month and the reopening of all four road corridors.

It was indicated that the provision of humanitarian supplies were delivered across conflict and drought-affected areas of Ethiopia.

WFP also stated that 96 trucks have transported over 2,400 metric tons of food – enough to feed around 170,000 people – and 100,000 litres of fuel into Tigray since November 15 when WFP resumed operations using all four reopened road corridors.

The WFP-led Logistics Cluster has facilitated the transportation of 250 metric tons of humanitarian cargo into Tigray region from Gondar, Kombolcha and Semera for eight cooperating partners, including medical items via air.

It was mentioned that for the first time ever, the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is conducting flight rotations to transport passengers and humanitarian cargo into Shire airport in Tigray region.

WFP has just sent in the first UNHAS passenger flight to Mekelle since the end of August, after receiving federal clearances for passenger flights to resume to Mekelle, the statement confirmed.

It was stated that WFP has already delivered food to over 100,000 people in Mai Tsebri and Alamata areas since roads into Tigray reopened.

The statement revealed that WFP also reached 540,000 people in Mekelle in early November. Since the start of November, WFP has reached 29 percent of its caseload of 2.1 million people with food assistance in the Tigray region.

WFP also continues to deliver food assistance in neighbouring Afar and Amhara regions. In Afar, WFP has delivered food assistance to 650,000 people three times this year, the statement added.

A fourth round is currently underway and 180,000 people (27 percent of people targeted) have been reached so far.

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