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Tigray, 8 October 2021 (TDI): The new flight of the European Union containing humanitarian aid reached Ethiopia.

Air Bridge Flight with the humanitarian aid for the people of Tigray of Ethiopia reached on 6 October 2021. The flight containing new EU aid was co-organized with the help of France and Italy.

EU humanitarian aid reached at Makelle airport on 6 October 2021.

The flight landed at Makelle airport on 6 October 2021. It contained 10.6 tonnes of aid which will help the people of Tigray. The aid contained nutrition and health supplies. It will provide food to 400 malnourished children for about 1.5 to 2 months. It will also cover the medical needs of 280,000 people for 3 months.

The EU humanitarian aid for the people of Tigray is new hope for life amid the unending conflict. EU is in search of new access by air and land to save as many lives as they can. The aid reached just covered a small portion of the people affected by the famine. EU also urged the Ethiopian government to facilitate it by providing access to the roads connected to the Tigray region.

The humanitarian situation of Tigray is becoming from bad to worst. About 90% of the people of the region are facing horrible conditions. Very few trucks of humanitarian assistance are allowed to enter the region due to the ongoing conflict. The EU has been continuously urging all the parties involved in the conflict to give access to the humanitarian workers to perform their duties.