Peace Minister Calls on Swift Action to Return Humanitarian Trucks from Tigray Region
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Ethiopia, Sept. 17 -- Addis Ababa, September 17, 2021(Walta) - Minister of Peace Muferiat Kamil has urged immediate action in order to bring back humanitarian trucks which 93 percent of them entered the Tigray region and were not returned.
"No humanitarian trucks parked on the road to Tigray region. Some 93 percent of aid trucks entered Tigray not returned and it needs immediate action," the minister tweeted.
Last night the United Nations (UN) Country Team in Ethiopia confirmed that none of the 149 trucks in the convoy that reached Mekelle, Tigray regional capital last week returned.
"Only 38 out of 466 trucks that entered Tigray since 12 July returned. We need trucks to deliver lifesaving assistance to people in Tigray," it says.
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