The Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland, says he’s hopeful that humanitarian aid can finally reach the troubled region of Tigray in Ethiopia.

It has been cut off since Ethiopian government forces began an offensive in November.

The United Nations says more than two million people are in need of aid as fighting continues in parts of Tigray.

In a separate development, the Ethiopian authorities have paraded nine leading members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in Addis Ababa after they were captured last week.