Sumary of Tigray: As famine looms, first WFP humanitarian flight arrives :
- It was the first UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) aircraft to arrive in the region since commercial flights were halted on 24 June, carrying more than 30 staffers from multiple aid organizations.
- Within days, militias from the neighbouring Amhara region joined the fray, reportedly followed by some troops from neighbouring Eritrea – a long-time rival of Tigray.
- Government forces reported that the region had been secured at the end of November, but last month the TPLF reportedly recaptured Mekelle, as the Ethiopian Government declared a unilateral ceasefire.
- Aid under threat Moving forward UNHAS flights will operate twice weekly, facilitating humanitarian personnel to move into and out of Tigray.