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UN allocates 35 mln USD to help people in Tigray conflict
update:December 18,2020
UNITED NATIONS, Dec.18,2020 -- The United Nations announced on Thursday an allocation of 35 million U.S. dollars for water, sanitation and medical supplies, and for the protection of civilians caught up in Tigray's conflict.
"Thousands of people are reportedly displaced in the region, and millions (are) in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Tigray," Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said at the regular press briefing.
The emergency funds for Tigray in the northernmost region of Ethiopia will help health facilities procure medicine, gloves and other supplies to care for the sick and injured. The funds will also go toward providing support in nutrition, as well as drinking water and shelter supplies, he added.
More than 50,000 people - nearly half of them children - have arrived in Sudan since the start of the disturbances in Tigray in November.
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