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Ethiopia: Government rejects push to open aid corridor via western Tigray

The Ethiopian government Tuesday rejected the push by western countries and their institutions for the opening of a new aid corridor via western Tigray.The move for the opening of a new corridor under the pretext of delivering aid to Tigray is unacceptable, said Mitku Kassa, Commissioner of National Disaster Risk Management Commission.

There have been reports that the government forces have seized several insurgents while trying to mobilize heavy weapons to Tigray region from neighboring Sudan.

The federal government, in close collaboration with the Afar regional state, has been delivering aid to the people of Tigray, the Commissioner said.

Aid delivery has been affected as 170 trucks bound for Tigray with food blocked by the terrorist TPLF, which is currently also carrying out attacks on the Amhara and Afar regional states, rejecting federal government’s unilateral ceasefire decision, he said.

Some western countries and their institutions have requested for the opening of aid corridor to Tigray via Sudan, which is unacceptable, the Commissioner stated.


Reports emerging on social media, at times by activists with links to the war affected region, seem to suggest that the war is not going in favor of TPLF. The TPLF is said to have lost a considerable number of its forces, including child soldiers. 


Published on 10.02.2021

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