Even though both the Eritrean Relief and Refugee Commission (ERREC
) and the United Nations agencies in Eritrea in unison made a call to the international community, there is still a shortfall of seventy-seven percent of the total food requirement to be addressed.
'The [border] war caused the displacement of about one million people who lived in the surrounding towns and villages', said Mehretab Fissahaye, director general of Repatriation and Rehabilitation at the Eritrean Relief and Refugee Commission (ERREC
It is for this reason that NGOs, foreign and domestic, are registered with and regulated by the ERREC
(the successor to the Eritrean Relief and Rehabilitation Agency).