Following the discovery that relief aid had been stolen, the World Food Programme and USAid have suspended food deliveries in Tigray, northern Ethiopia.
Samantha Power, USAID Administrator, stated that food shipments had been diverted and sold on the local market.
She stated that delivery will resume once it was certain that they would reach the intended population, who is facing hunger.
Getachew Reda, the interim leader of Tigray, has announced the formation of a task group to combat aid theft.
He urged humanitarian organizations to continue giving aid to the most needy people.
Following a two-year war between the Ethiopian government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, millions of people in Tigray are facing food shortages.