LWF resumes aid work after the region is opened again
(LWI) - Tigray is accessible again, but people still need help. This is the message Sophie Gebreyes, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Country Representative in Ethiopia, shares after she visited the formerly closed-off Tigray region in late November. Weeks after the conflict parties agreed on a ceasefire on 2 November 2022, Ethiopia's Tigray region was opened again for humanitarian aid.
Gebreyes and Charles Masanga, LWF Senior Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia, were onboard the first humanitarian flight to Mekelle on 25 November. "As you can imagine, it was an emotional time to be reunited with our team and the people we serve in the places we visited during our stay," Gebreyes says.