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26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· In 2016, UNICEF has reached more than 1.1 million people with access to clean water through the rehabilitation and drilling of water schemes, provision of water purification materials and through water trucking in the drought affected regions of Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray.

22 Jul 2016 description

IOM has received 2,400 solar lanterns from Panasonic Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics company. They will be distributed to internally displaced families in Ethiopia, notably in communities affected by El Niño drought.

The in-kind donation is part of a Panasonic campaign to provide 100,000 solar lanterns to people in need by 2018. The aim is to improve and enhance the quality of life in emerging economies and developing countries with limited access to electricity.

20 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 19/2016 - The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) said it has benefited over 257,000 drought victims by providing supplementary food and non-food items, focusing on particularly children under five years, and lactating and pregnant women.

The society has reportedly mobilized resources worth 65 million birr for the purpose from people in all walks of life at home and aboard.

Today, ERCS has received five million birr donation from Heineken Ethiopia, a brewery company recently engaged in Ethiopian beverage industry.

19 Jul 2016 description

In Dessie Zuria, Amhara Region, dozens of farming households assemble on a dusty Tuesday morning in the local square. Camels and donkeys are parked alongside a bajaj and an open-backed van. Today, most of the farmers queued to meet with regional officials are male. They represent their wives and children, families hardest hit by an El Niño-induced drought which ravaged most of Ethiopia for more than 18 months.

18 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 18/2016 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) have signed a 129 million Birr grant agreement that would help the latter carry out better research activities in the health sector.

Director General of AHRI Dr. Taye Tolera and Head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden Dr. Anneka Knutsson, signed the agreement.

18 Jul 2016 description

Telemedicine helps to bridge the gap between remote areas and large hospitals

Friday, 9am – Daniel Martinez, one of the three coordinators of MSF’s telemedicine service receives an alert on his mobile: the organisation’s team in Shabunda, Democratic Republic of Congo, has a question about a paediatric case they are treating – a five-day-old baby that they suspect has tetanus.

15 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 15/2016 A 3.8-million Euro project that supports responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia was launched today.

Financed by European Union (EU) and the government of Germany, the project will be implemented by the Ethiopian Agricultural Investment Land Administration Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR), according to the website of EU.

15 Jul 2016 description

Ethiopia - IOM has received 2,400 solar lanterns from Panasonic Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics company. They will be distributed to internally displaced families in Ethiopia, notably in communities affected by El Niño drought.

The in-kind donation is part of a Panasonic campaign to provide 100,000 solar lanterns to people in need by 2018. The aim is to improve and enhance the quality of life in emerging economies and developing countries with limited access to electricity.

15 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 14/2016 The Japanese company Panasonic Corporation has donated today 2,400 solar lanterns worth USD 120,000 to be distributed in drought affected areas.

After receiving the donation from Norika Tanaka, Assistance Chief of Panasonic Corporation, Moureen Achieng , Chief of IOM Mission in Ethiopia said the assistance is an important first step that makes women, girls, children and the elderly who are vulnerable feel safe at night.

11 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa, 7 July 2016: The newly-appointed United Nations Special Envoy on El Niño & Climate Mrs Mary Robinson, said in her remarks at a meeting with UN agencies and humanitarian donors on the impact of El Niño in Ethiopia that responses by governments and international partners to climactic events must urgently integrate humanitarian, development and resilience strategies to ensure effective, coherent and sustainable change.

10 Jul 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 6, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopian officials on Monday said that most of the Ethiopian Nuer children kidnapped by a South Sudan’s Murle militia group have been rescued and have returned home safely.

On April 15, 2016, thousands of members of a South Sudan’s militia group armed with machine guns, crossed into Ethiopia raided 13 villages in Nuer and Anyuak zones of Ethiopia’s Gambela region where they killed over 200 people and snatched over 100 children.

07 Jul 2016 description

By Noora Jussila, Finnish Red Cross

In the Afar district in northern Ethiopia, people have been hoping, in vain, for much need rainfall, as severe drought has ruined three consecutive harvests right across the country. More than 10 million people are in need of food aid.

The drought makes access to food difficult in this country where up to 80 per cent of people make their living from farming. The situation in Ethiopia has not been this severe since the mid-1980s, when famine led to more than 400,000 deaths.

05 Jul 2016 description
report Climate Central

In Afar in northern Ethiopia people have been hoping, in vain, for much needed rainfall, as severe drought has ruined three consecutive harvests right across the country. More than 10 million people are in need of food aid.

The drought makes access to food difficult in this country, where up to 80 per cent of people make their living from farming.

The situation in Ethiopia has not been this severe since the mid-1980s, when famine led to more than 400,000 deaths.

05 Jul 2016 description

On this issue

  • Ethiopian Migrant Children Return Home from Zambia

  • IOM Bolsters Efforts in Support of Ethiopia’s Newly Enforced Overseas Employment Proclamation (923/2016)

  • Community Conversation Facilitators Training Conducted in Jimma Zone

  • 74 stranded Ethiopian migrants return from Tanzania

  • African Union Meets for AU‐Horn of Africa Counter Trafficking Initiative

  • Migration Hotline Operator: “There are Alternative Solutions”

01 Jul 2016 description

Ethiopia - IOM has helped 39 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Zambia en route to South Africa to return home. The migrants included 24 adults and 15 unaccompanied minors, who were intercepted by the Zambian authorities and gaoled for illegal entry.

The migrants were promised an easy journey and well-paid jobs in South Africa by their smugglers. “I left Ethiopia to go to South Africa in the hope of getting a good job that paid well to send money to my family back home,” said Bahiru* (*name changed).

29 Jun 2016 description

ADAMA, Ethiopia – It’s time for lunch at Remember the Poorest Community School, about 60 miles south of Addis Ababa. Students are digging into the pasta and buns on their plates.

For some of these children, ages 4 to 7, lunch will be their main daily meal.

Ethiopia is enduring its worst drought in 30 years; the price of food has soared and families are struggling to feed their children.

28 Jun 2016 description

Married for half of her life, Beseatu Mofida, 30, became the sole breadwinner for her family when her husband was paralyzed in a car accident. Living in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia, Mofida and her young children survived on eating enset—a fruit locally known as “false banana” that is a staple food of low nutrient quality—flavored with chili. Mofida knew her children were poorly fed and had difficulty concentrating in school, but she lacked opportunities to increase her income in her rural village.

27 Jun 2016 description

The eastern Ethiopian regions of Afar and Sitti are dry and inhospitable places for much of the year. Yet this is where many pastoralists live, moving from place to place, searching for water and pasture to feed their precious livestock.

This delicately balanced life changed two years ago when unusually light rains caused nothing to grow and livestock to die. The ensuing drought challenged the very way of life of these nomadic communities.

24 Jun 2016 description

Zambia - At least 19 Ethiopians suffocated and died in a containerized truck that was carrying 95 Ethiopians from Tanzania into Zambia.

“The discovery of 19 bodies of those who died in the containerised truck is devastating,” said Abibatou Wane, IOM Zambia Chief of Mission.