Tigray, 14 July, 2022 / 3:02 pm (ACI Africa).
The need for humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is “immense”, a Catholic Priest in the Horn of Africa country has said, and called for collective response.
In a Tuesday, July 12 report, the Director of Adigrat Diocesan Catholic Secretariat (ADCS), an Ethiopian Catholic Eparchy, told the information service of Propaganda Fide, Agenzia Fides, that while the situation improved shortly after the humanitarian ceasefire that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed proposed earlier in March, there is need for collective efforts to reach out to the Tigrinya people.
“I once again urge all the partners involved to continue supporting humanitarian aid for people affected by the war in Tigray in order to respond together to the immense humanitarian need of the Tigrinya people,” Fr. Abba Abraha Hagos is quoted as saying.
Fr. Hagos says that after the cease fire order by the Ethiopian Prime minister, the population in the embattled region was able to get humanitarian aid including medicines, food, non-food items and other services that they needed.
However, the Catholic Priest says in the July 12 Agenzia Fides report that air transport was paralyzed on June 21 thereby aggravating the situation, exposing the Tigrayans to humanitarian crisis.