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Air Drop Relief Aid, Direct Flight to Tigray to Provide Humanitarian Aid Not Permitted: NDRMC


Addis Ababa July 14/2021 (ENA) The Nationwide Catastrophe Danger Administration Fee (NDRMC) introduced that actions to ship humanitarian help to Tigray Area by direct flight or every other implies that violates the sovereignty of the nation will not be permitted.

The fee mentioned 47 vehicles carrying humanitarian help will likely be transported to the area from Semera to Mekelle tomorrow.

Nationwide Catastrophe Danger Administration Commissioner, Mitiku Kassa informed ENA that the federal government has facilitated the correct transport of meals and non-food help supplied by the World Meals Program and different worldwide help companies.

Accordingly, 47 heavy vehicles will likely be transported from Semera, the capital of Afar Regional State, to Mekelle tomorrow. Of those, 22 vehicles carry 7,649 quintals of meals, whereas the remaining autos transport 7,300 quintals of non-food gadgets.

As well as, 10,359 quintals of improved seeds will likely be transported in 12 heavy autos to expedite agricultural actions according to unilateral ceasefire declared by the federal government to allow farmers domesticate their land, the commissioner added.

The federal government has been facilitating circumstances for well timed supply of help by worldwide help companies, Mitiku mentioned, including that the World Meals Program (WFP) and different worldwide organizations are requesting air drop aid help and direct flight entry to Mekelle from airports outdoors the nation. 

The thought of ​​direct flights and dropping help from planes is unacceptable, he underscored.. 

Mitiku recalled that the fee allowed to move the pertinent employees of United Nations  humanitarian companies from Addis Ababa to Mekelle, however no permission was issued for particular or direct flights beneath any circumstances.

Violating the sovereignty of the nation by air transport will not be allowed, the commissioner confused, including that 70 p.c of the humanitarian help to the area has been lined by the federal government with solely 30 p.c lined by donor companions. 

NDRMC has saved 400,000 quintals of meals grain and nutritious meals at Mekelle to be able to present well timed humanitarian help, it was realized.

The Ministry of Agriculture additionally introduced that it had transported 617,000 quintals of fertilizer earlier than the declaration of the unilateral ceasefire. 

It is usually said that circumstances have been facilitated for the worldwide group to  ship humanitarian help in accordance with the route set by the nation. 


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