Dev’t partners provide nutrition supplies worth 1.48 bln. Birr


ADDIS ABABA- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced that Development partners supported Tigray state with nutrition supplies worth value of more than 1.48 billion Birr and medical supplies of 128million Birr during the past six months.

As to the information obtained from press release of MoFA, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had kept a stock of medicines and pharmaceutical supplies worth over half a billion Birr at Mekelle and Shire hubs when the government declared a Unilateral Humanitarian Ceasefire Since July 2021.

As to the source, The Ethiopian Red Cross has supplied 3,565 kg of emergency drugs through the EU-HUB flight, while UNICEF provided 42 health emergency kits of different types of medicines and medical supplies through EU donation.

The source indicated that 320 cartons of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food for children donated through the donation of the EU and 350 Cartons of Plump Nut were distributed by UNICEF for malnourished children and pregnant and lactating mothers. In addition, 5,766 metric tons of high-quality diet supplementary foods and 37,976 metric tons of foods were made available to vulnerable groups.

Likewise in the Last month, the Ministry of Health provided nearly 850,000 measles vaccines and is being delivered to children through a campaign by UNICEF and WHO.

The release also stated that understanding the high medical needs in the state, currently federal government has continued making efforts to ensure access to aid in collaboration with its partners. However, those approved to deliver medicines and supplies since last month could not pass Abala due to the TPLF renewed aggression.

Following the TPLF obstruction of deliverance in Abala, federal government decided to facilitate additional flights to augment the land transportation of medical aid and other food and essential supplies: Accordingly, MoFA, MOH, and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission are working with ICRC and other UN partners to facilitate daily cargo flights to transport much-needed medicines and supplies, it was learnt.

The January 25/2022

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