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In Tigray State, 4.1 million people are being supported by the government and partners

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In Tigray State, 4.1 million people are being supported by the government and partners

The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) said humanitarian assistance is being provided to 4.1 million people in Tigray State.
The commission said it has enough food stocks in eight warehouses in different parts of the country and has purchased 3 million quintals of grain.
The commission's public relations director, Debebe Zewde, told ENA that 70 percent of the support provided by the state is covered by the government and the rest is by partners.
He said 841,250 quintals of food grains worth 1.94 billion birr have been distributed so far.
In addition, 246.6 million birr worth of non-food items have been distributed to 128,555 households, he said.
He said efforts are being made to extend the support in collaboration with peacekeepers in the region.
He said although the government has been playing a major role in distributing the aid, there is a possibility of temporary shortages due to the lack of support from partners.
He also said that there is a shortage of nutritious food for mothers, babies and pregnant women.
However, he said the government has enough food stocks in eight warehouses.
Similarly, wheat, nutritious food, cooking oil and maize flour have been provided to 104,955 IDPs in six woredas of Benishangul Gumz.
He said more than 97,000 quintals of food aid has been distributed to more than 97,000 people in Awi Zone of Amhara State.
Debebe said the government has made it easier to provide assistance to people in need due to the experience of man-made and natural disasters.
The Commission is working closely with other sectors alongside its support work. Debebe said special attention has been given to meet the needs of the society in the areas of health, education, water supply and agriculture.

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