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07 Oct 2015 description

Raho Mogol, an agro-pastoralist who lives in Maragacho kebele (community) in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, is the mother of six children, four under five years old. Milk plays a critical role in the diet of pastoralist children and families, and Raho’s children would be healthier if they had milk throughout the year. But milk is hard to come by during the dry seasons because animal feed—necessary to keep animals healthy and producing milk—is in short supply. This exacerbates the food and nutrition security of the region’s pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities.

06 Oct 2015 description

October 5, 2015 by Georgina Smith

New drought-resilient white beans – most commonly used to make baked beans – will be deployed to Ethiopia, as erratic weather threatens national production and farmers’ incomes.

02 Oct 2015 description
  • Iberdrola, Philips Ibérica y la Fundación Acciona Microenergía, líderes en energía renovable e iluminación, han suscrito hoy una Alianza junto a la Cooperación Española y el Centro de Innovación en Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (itdUPM), con el objetivo de encontrar soluciones sostenibles de acceso a energía en contextos de crisis humanitarias.

02 Oct 2015 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Friday 10/2/2015 - 12:42 GMT | 409 words

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need, aid officials said Friday.

That number has nearly doubled since August, when the United Nations said 4.5 million were in need -- with the UN now warning that without action some "15 million people will require food assistance" next year, more than inside war-torn Syria.

22 Sep 2015 description

Bishoftu, Ethiopia, September 21, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today held an equipment handover ceremony for eight grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia and SNNP regions. The grantees come from diversified areas of the livestock sector including artificial insemination, dairy and feed production, and meat processing. These eight grants will encourage local Ethiopian investment and innovation in the livestock sector.

18 Sep 2015 description

Ethiopia - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) evacuated a total of 15,225 South Sudanese refugees who were staying in three different locations (Pagak, Burbiey, and Matar) in Gambella Region of Ethiopia.

18 Sep 2015 description

New technology allows processor and exporter to reach high value markets with Ethiopian chickpea and oilseeds

17 Sep 2015 description
  • With more than 720 000 refugees Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya as the country in Africa with the highest number of refugees. South Sudanese now make up the largest of the refugee population, following some 225 000 arrivals since conflict started in the country December 2013. Ethiopia also has approximately 440 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

16 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2015— The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved financing of US$600 million in support of Ethiopia’s continued efforts to improve equitable access to basic services and reinforce accountability systems at the decentralized level.

11 Sep 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

September 10, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Hundreds of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia are currently being vaccinated against cholera to prevent the outbreak of the disease.

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said the immunization campaign is being provided in all South Sudanese refugee camps in Gambela, a region located within the Ethiopia-South Sudan border.

11 Sep 2015 description

Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia is today distributing non-food aid to 90 households displaced by severe flooding in Aysaita woreda (district), Afar Regional State.

The distribution, which began on Wednesday (9/9) in close coordination with the local authorities and other stakeholders, is funded by ECHO – the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid Department – and includes large plastic sheets for shelter, blankets, cooking pots, kettles, other cookware and utensils.

03 Sep 2015 description
report Direct Relief

The road from Addis Ababa to Adama is a study in the contrasts of contemporary Africa. Leaving Addis toward the southeast, we see the gleaming concrete and steel shell of the nearly completed tram line that promises to relieve some of the congestion on the city’s clogged roads. We pass block after block of empty housing developments, which, in theory, will fill with the new transit lines.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Direct Relief

It’s a wet and chilly Monday morning outside the Addis Ababa Regional Laboratory (AARL). The thick metal gates open wide and a motorcycle with knobby tires and a tall yellow container attached to its rear roars up to the front reception area. In large block letters the container reads, “Ethiopia Mail.” Inside the yellow container is a battered blue cooler with peeling biohazard stickers affixed to both sides. Specimens in Ethiopia move through an agreement with the postal service.

28 Aug 2015 description

Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia this week resumed its emergency evacuation of South Sudanese refugees from the border, which had been halted since late July 2015 as all receiving camps had reached their maximum capacity.

Following the establishment of Pugnido 2 camp by the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), this week alone, IOM evacuated 3,618 refugees to the newly constructed camp. With the addition of this camp, the country’s refugee accommodation capacity has increased by 50,000.

28 Aug 2015 description
report World Vision


Bryna Jones
Communications Coordinator, Education and Life Skills World Vision International

Zemero Early Childhood Development Centre is found in Zemero town, almost 300 km north of Addis Ababa. It was built in 2010. The centre is currently benefitting more than 80 girls and boys and their families. Five-year-old, Kaliye, is one of the beneficiaries of the centre. She joined this year.

27 Aug 2015 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Thursday 8/27/2015 - 14:25 GMT

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply this year to 4.5 million due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon, the UN has said.

With rains poorer than predicted, "food insecurity increased and malnutrition rose as a result," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.

25 Aug 2015 description

Germany commits 750,000 Euros for the purpose of helping hundreds of thousands of refugees hosted in Ethiopia, announced the German Embassy to the press on August 22, 2015). In a statement released by the German Embassy, the donation would support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing shortage of funds. It is announced that the funds will help ease food insecurity and reduce malnutrition rates, particularly among South Sudanese refugees, who continue to arrive in Ethiopia in large numbers, to improve their overall deprived health condition.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Christine Nesbitt

A joint EU-UNICEF programme reaches rural communities in Ethiopia to address undernutrition among mothers and children through monitoring, treatment and guidance.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Direct Relief

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