The United Nations has said it has provided funding for emergency services to help civilians affected by the war in Ethiopia.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Martin Griffiths, said on Monday that he had provided $ 40 million to improve emergency operations in the Tigray region and other war-torn areas in Ethiopia.
The move is one way to address the ongoing drought in the south of the country.
A year of fighting in Ethiopia between rebels from the north of the country and government forces has seen thousands die and more than two million people have been left homeless and thousands more starving.
Foreign powers are committed to resolving the conflict that threatens to dismantle the Horn of Africa nation.
In order to share the negotiating table, the Tigray rebels have provided conditions that the Ethiopian government should allow to send humanitarian aid to the region.