Food Aid Convoy Headed For Ethiopia’s Tigray Attacked – UN


Humanitarian efforts in war-torn Tigray region have recorded further set back.

This comes as a convoy taking aid to the people has come under attack, leading to further famine in the area.

The 10-vehicle World Food Programme convoy was attacked on Sunday about 70 miles from the town of Semera “while attempting to move essential humanitarian cargo into Tigray region,” WFP said in a statement.

The agency said it was working with local officials to determine who was behind the incident.

“WFP has suspended movement of all convoys from Semera until the security of the area can be assured and the drivers can proceed safely.”

After more than eight months of fighting there are signs that the conflict is expanding to other areas of the country including Afar, which has become a critical link for food aid, after two key bridges along other routes were destroyed in late June

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray last November to detain and disarm leaders of the region’s then-ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

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