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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