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ICRC facilitates medical evacuation of wounded people from Togoga village in Tigray

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped facilitate medical evacuation of wounded people by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) from Togoga village, in Ethiopia's Tigray region. The operation was conducted in coordination with all relevant parties.

The wounded were transported in ERCS ambulances and are now receiving medical treatment in Ayder Referral hospital in Mekelle. "We will always support Movement partners in the provision of life-saving services to people affected by conflict and violence," said Nicolas Von Arx, ICRC's Head of delegation in Addis Ababa. "We cannot stress enough how vital it is for the medical mission to be respected and protected at all times."

For further information, please contact:

Anne Kilimo, ICRC Addis Ababa, akilimo@icrc.org M. +251944101700

Alyona Synenko, ICRC Nairobi, asynenko@icrc.org M. +254716897265

Wolde Gabriel Saugeron, ICRC Geneva, wsaugeron@icrc.org M. +41792519302