Tigray Regional State Provides 12 million birr to Help Drought Victims in Somali Region
Awramba Times (Jigjiga) – The Tigray regional state cabinet has provided 12 million birr to help people suffering from the ongoing drought in the Ethiopian Somali region.
The funding will be used to provide food and nutritional supplements to those drought victims in several zones and districts of the region.
It is the most evident fact that both Tigray and the Ethiopian somali regions have built a culture of helping each other since the painful tragedy of Tigrayans deportation from gondar and its surroundings in summer 2016.
The Ethiopian somali was the first region to take the initiative of healing the psychological wounds of those deportees ethnic Tigrayans back then.
Yesterday’s decision of the Tigray region’s cabinet to help its Somali brothers and sisters can be seen as a show case for the ongoing tradition of having each other’s back between both regions.
Last week, the government of Ethiopia has launched an appeal for $948 million to urgently address food and non-food needs for nearly 5.6 million people, mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country that includes the Ethiopian Somali region.