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Over two million beneficiaries in Tigray Obtained Humanitarian Support

Dawit Astatke

Addis Ababa Ethiopia, February 23, 2021: – Over the past three months, over two million beneficiaries in Tigray obtained humanitarian aid, said Ambassador Dina Mufti, The Spokesperson of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in his bi-weekly press briefing today.

Emergency humanitarian assistance is also underway in 36 Woredas of Tigray Region at 92 food distribution points.

So far, 2,007,000 beneficiaries in the region. According to Dina, 70% of food items covered by the Ethiopian government and 30% by development partners and NGOs.

In a bid for further support, 75 members of international organizations who have applied for access to the Tigray Regional State have been granted access to support the humanitarian and rehabilitation process.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and regional presidents and city administrators launched a solidarity initiative for the Tigray Regional Provisional Administration and the people of the region. The solidarity initiative aims at mobilizing the contribution of regions and federal institutions as well as other stakeholders in supporting humanitarian efforts underway.