3.1 mln receive humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region

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ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Wednesday disclosed that humanitarian assistance have been provided to some 3.1 million people in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray regional state.

Some 3.1 million people have benefited from the humanitarian aid distributed in 34 districts out of 36 in the region, the Ethiopian Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

The government's contribution to humanitarian assistance is said to be about 70 percent while international partner's share of assistance is 30 percent.

Noting that the delivery of non-food items is also underway with the support of 10 international NGOs, the Ethiopian government also said in order to ensure effective delivery and response, 10 clusters have been established based on international standards.

According to the Ethiopian PM's Office, humanitarian assistance efforts thus far have been coordinated based on a joint assessment done by humanitarian experts, including those from partner countries and agencies, which considers the likelihood of a worst-case scenario.

The 3.1 million supported to date also include beneficiaries identified as food insecure prior to the rule of law military operations and that were under the Productive Safety Net Program, it was noted.

Weeks of fighting in northern Ethiopia's Tigray between the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which used to rule the regional state until its defeat, and the Ethiopian Defense Forces had reportedly left hundreds of people dead, thousands displaced, and millions in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

The Ethiopian government has assigned an interim administration to administer the regional state following the TPLF defeat. Enditem

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