UN food aid arrives in Tigray but more needed

More than 150 lorries carrying humanitarian aid have arrived in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern Tigray region. Millions are in need of assistance there, according to UN estimates.

The UN World Food Programme said 175 lorries carrying supplies had made it into Tigray.

Its executive director, David Beasley, tweeted that while this was “great progress” more than 100 lorries were needed every day for the population who were in dire need.

The Ethiopian government confirmed the arrival of the food aid and other items transported by WFP and other UN agencies.

It came as Ethiopia announced the suspension operational permits of a three aid agencies, accusing them of administrative violations and engaging in activities outside their mandate.

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