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The World Food Programme (WFP) says the first food aid trucks to enter Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region since the signing of a peace deal earlier this month are rolling into the region.

“Critical food assistance will now be delivered to communities in coming days. More food, nutrition, medical cargo will follow,” WFP tweeted, along with a video of the aid trucks driving.

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On 2 November the warring sides – Ethiopia’s government and Tigrayan fighters – agreed, in a surprise move, to halt their two-year conflict which led to thousands of deaths and warnings of a famine.

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Half of Tigray’s 5.5 million people need food aid, with many of them starving.

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Read more about the Tigray peace deal here.

Source: BBC


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