Addis Ababa, October 19, 2022 (FBC) – Various Ethiopian government institutions discussed on Wednesday 19 October to speed up humanitarian supplies in the Tigray Region, confirmed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MFA).
According to MFA, the discussion specifically focused on ways to expedite the delivery of humanitarian supplies to the Tigray region in the areas that are under the control of the federal government of Ethiopia.
The discussion was led by Ambassador Redwan Hussein, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
At the meeting, there were representatives from the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Ethiopian Federal Police, Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission.
The consultants pointed out the necessity of using the Shire airport for quick delivery of humanitarian support till further assistance is delivered via the newly opened road networks in the Amhara region.
According to Ambassador Shiferaw Teklemariam, head of the Disaster Risk Management Commission of Ethiopia, the commission and humanitarian operators have goods in stock that can be sent right now to those in need in the Tigray region.
Ambassador Redwan stated that all the necessary precautions need to be taken to ensure that humanitarian support reaches the intended people and to avoid the diversion of the support for military purposes.
Representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Birtukan Ayano reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to supporting humanitarians and air flights made to Shire Airport.
It was observed that international humanitarian organizations had stated their willingness to aid the regional relief operations of the Ethiopian government.
It is announced that such consultations will be held regularly, said MFA’s post on Facebook.