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US Embassy: Eritrea Becomes ‘Part of the Solution’ for Humanitarian Aid for the Region

Louis Mazel witness WFP Humanitarian aid in Massawa Port
The U.S. Chief of Mission in Asmara lauds Eritrea for being “part of the solution” for the troubled Horn of Africa region by helping facilitate humanitarian relief for the people of South Sudan.

By Louis Mazel, U.S. Chief of Mission in Asmara,

In June, I was able to witness the movement of a pilot shipment of 1,100 tons of Canadian-donated sorghum that was transported through Eritrea’s Port of Massawa by the World Food Program (WFP) for delivery to South Sudan.

This pilot shipment sourced from India, arrived in Massawa and was quickly unloaded from containers and transferred to Eritrean trucks for onward shipment to Kosti, South of Khartoum, a distance of 1,153 kilometres. There the trucks were offloaded for final shipment to South Sudan. Continue reading US Embassy: Eritrea Becomes ‘Part of the Solution’ for Humanitarian Aid for the Region

UN Aid Shipments Start Using Eritrean Port

“Why do I get the feeling that this aid from WFP is quietly destined for Ethiopia rather than South Sudan?” – @RedSeaFisher

By Edmund Blair | for Reuters,

A consignment of aid shipped by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) through Eritrea’s main port this month was the first in a decade and the latest sign of Asmara trying to rebuild ties with the outside world, diplomats said.

Eritrea, which blames U.N. sanctions for driving it into isolation, has been engaging more deeply with the European Union over the migrant crisis and deepening ties with Gulf Arab states that lie across the Red Sea. Continue reading UN Aid Shipments Start Using Eritrean Port