Panafrican News Agency

Ethiopian crisis: Dozens of trucks with humanitarian aid sent to Tigray region

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Dozens of trucks have, over the past two days, left for Tigray region as the Ethiopian government implements several measures to facilitate humanitarian aid to the north.

A statement by the Government Communication Service on Thursday said "more than 50 trucks carrying food items and fuel have departed from Semera, Afar Region, heading to Tigray". Three of the trucks carried fuel.

The Ethiopian government recently declared a humanitarian truce to cater for the needs of the people of Tigray.

The statement said that the federal government was also facilitating daily air transportation to the region for the delivery of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and nutritional supplements.

"The Ethiopian government reaffirms its commitment to work closely with the international community and other stakeholders to ensure proper access to humanitarian aid," the statement said.

The government also urged the international community to put pressure on Tigray militants to withdraw fully from the areas they occupy in the Afar and Amhara regions to pave the way for a smooth aid delivery for those in need.

-0- PANA MA 15April2022