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Ethiopia rebels praise flow of medical aid into Tigray

A convoy of trucks from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deliver lifesaving medical supplies are seen on the road to Mekelle, in Tigray region, Ethiopia November 15, 2022. International Committee of the Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

The health authorities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have commended the flow of medical supplies into the war-hit region following the peace agreement signed between the federal government and the rebel forces, the TPLF-run Tigray TV has reported.

“The Tigray Health Bureau has said basic medicines and medical equipment are flowing into Tigray and being distributed to health institutions following the ceasefire agreement,” it reported

However, the health office said the supply still did not meet the demand in the region.

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“One good news is that the first cargo plane landed last Thursday [8 December] carrying vaccines for children. We are very happy Unicef gave us the medicines it received from the Ethiopian government,” the head of Tigray health office, Dr Amanuel Haile, said.

On Monday, the federal government said it was delivering “unlimited” humanitarian aid, including food, non-food items and medical supplies to Tigray in the wake of the peace agreement that was signed on 12 November to end the two year devastating war in the north of the country.

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