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500 trucks of humanitarian aid headed toward Tigray

The UN confirms the departure of a 500-vehicle convoy of humanitarian aid in the direction of Tigray. Observers say it could be part of an agreement between authorities in Addis Ababa and the TPLF.

According to reports from the United Nations on May 27, the largest humanitarian convoy since the declaration of the ceasefire has reportedly begun its march to reach the regional state of Tigray.

It would be a convoy consisting of 215 trucks of food and medical aid that, from the Afar region, would be moving in the direction of Mekelle and other towns in Tigray, albeit moving extremely slowly.

According to the United Nations, although the convoy is exceptionally large in size compared to the past, the volume of aid going to Tigray would still be insufficient, while the UN estimates that at least 500 food aid trucks per week would be needed to meet the food needs of the regional state’s 5.2 million inhabitants.

The unblocking of humanitarian convoys was reportedly facilitated by the retreat of Tigrinya’s military from the western regions of Afar as part of what many believe to be an agreed maneuver between the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Tigrinya’s TPLF political authorities.

Mohammad Abdi Mohamed
Mohammad Abdi Mohamedhttp://www.globalstudies.it
Mohammad Abdi Mohamed è un Senior Analyst per l’Africa dell’Institute for Global Studies. Dopo aver servito nelle forze armate e conseguito una laurea in Giurisprudenza all’Università Nazionale Somala, ha maturato una lunga esperienza lavorando per i programmi delle organizzazioni internazionali. Risiede a Mogadiscio (Somalia), dove si interessa prevalentemente delle dinamiche politiche e di sicurezza della regione del Corno d’Africa.


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