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Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

At end-July, Ethiopia was sheltering 629,718 refugees, mostly from South Sudan, followed by Somalia and Eritrea. Kenya hosts 575,334 registered refugees.

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Flood Alert, August 2014

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Following the National Meteorology Agency (NMA) forecast for the 2014 kiremt season (July to September), the DRMFSS-led national Flood Task Force, constituting NMA, sector line ministries, UN Agencies, NGOs, and donors, was reactivated to closely monitor the situation and timely facilitate preparedness and response activities in areas likely to be affected.

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UNDP, Microsoft deal to empower 200,000 Ethiopian entrepreneurs

Addis Ababa - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a collaborative agreement with Microsoft East Africa Limited to enhance development activities in the areas of entrepreneurship, UNDP said.

A press release UNDP issued to ENA today said the two organizations have agreed that Microsoft will provide training and mentorship services to Ethiopia's UNDP-supported Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for 200,000 entrepreneurs.

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SPRINT provides emergency lifesaving support to South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia

14 Aug – Ethiopia: The SPRINT Initiative, a sexual and reproductive health programme in crisis and post crisis situations, supported by the Australian Government and led by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is reaching out to South Sudanese refugees in two camps (Kule, Leitchuor) of the Gambella region of Ethiopia with life-saving services for reproductive health. SPRINT aims to provide this support to 57,861 refugees in the camps with USD 77,500 for a period of 4 months starting from August to November 2014.

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Ethiopia's game-changing abortion law

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ADDIS ABABA, 8 August 2014 (IRIN) - After decades battling high maternal death rates - at least a third of which were due to botched abortions - Ethiopia took a stand: it prioritized newborn and maternal health, and in 2005 it relaxed its abortion law in an effort to save women’s lives.

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UNHCR steps up measures to rein in Hepatitis E among South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

The liver disease that has spread across South Sudan over the last two years has appeared in three border camps that house some 150,000 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia.

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Easing the burden of life by providing firewood to refugee women in Ethiopia

Nyahok, 27, a mother four, has lined up for firewood along with other South Sudanese refugees at the Leitchour refugee camp in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, about 900 kilometres west of Addis Ababa. Despite the circumstances, she still has to feed her family.

Even though families receive food rations, they need firewood to cook. For most, just like in many rural settings in Africa, they can only use firewood as they lack stoves. People have to walk up to five kilometres to fetch firewood. This is particularly difficult for the old, disabled, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

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EU signs the Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) to support the Health Sector Development Program in Ethiopia

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ADDIS ABABA, 31 July 2014 – On Thursday 31 July 2014 and in the presence of the Federal Minister of Health H.E. Dr Kesetebirhan Admassu, EU Ambasssador to Ethiopia H.E. Ms. Chantal Hebberecht signed the Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) paving the way for the EU to officially join the MDG Performance Fund (MDG-PF).

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New Grant to Support Forested Landscapes as a Key Pillar of Ethiopia’s Green Economy

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World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Ethiopian government recently signed a $10 million grant agreement with the World Bank Group to help the country implement approaches to sustainably and equitably manage its forests as a contribution to its vision of a Climate Resilient Green Economy

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Close to 2 Billion Cubic Meters Water Holding Dam Completed

Addis Ababa July 28/2014 The Tendaho Dam built to irrigate sugar cane for Tendaho Sugar Factory can now fully supply the water required, according to Water Works Design and Control Enterprise.

Some 98 percent of the construction of the dam that holds 1.86 billion cubic meters of water is finalized, it said.

The dam has the capacity to develop over 60,000 hectares of land and provide pasture land and farm land for the community in the neighbourhood.

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US Providing 800 mln USD to Advance Country’s Development

Addis Ababa July 25/2014 The US government is providing up to 800 million USD annually for Ethiopia to advance the country’s development in the fields of health, education, agriculture and food security, and energy, the US Ambassador to Ethiopia said.

Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach said the United States is committed to working in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia to better the lives of its people.

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Young refugee sisters survive on wild grass as they trek alone to safety

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, 25 July (UNHCR) -- Twelve-year-old Nyawech Chuol can barely stop sobbing long enough to tell the story of the night South Sudan's civil war came to her home. She and her eight-year-old sister, Nyalouk, traumatized into silence, lost their family after a gun battle – and now they are completely alone n a foreign land.

Nyawech says they were fast asleep some weeks ago when the conflict that has swept South Sudan for the last seven months reached her village, Matiang, in Upper Nile State.

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Ethiopia Vows to Eliminate Child Marriage, FGM by 2025

Addis Ababa July 24/2014 The government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) traditional practices by 2025, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen said on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at a global summit hosted jointly by the UK government and UNICEF in London.

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South Sudan famine warning

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GOAL

“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia

GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.

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Ethiopia setting the highest humanitarian standards but the rest of the international community must shoulder their share of the burden

John Ging said Ethiopa was "an example of international standard for the treatment of refugees in practice" and asked the international community to share the burden. The refugee appeal is just 25 per cent funded.

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Ethiopia Working to Eradicate TB within 20 Years

Addis Ababa July 19/2014 Ministry of Health said that it is working to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from Ethiopia within 20 years, well ahead of the international target date set for 50 years.

While visiting the renovated TB capture laboratory of the Saint Peter’s Specialized Hospital on Friday, July 18, 2014, Minister of Health, Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, said Ethiopia plans to eradicate tuberculosis earlier than the internationally target date set by World Health Organization to eliminate the disease in 50 years. The plan is to eradicate TB from Ethiopia within 20 years.

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Japan’s Ambassador Visits South Sudanese Refugees Assisted By WFP In Gambela

ADDIS ABABA – The Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, visited refugee camps in Gambela yesterday (Thursday 17 July) to see how the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing critically-needed food assistance to South Sudanese refugees, thanks to Japan’s contribution of US$4.2 million.

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Expansion at 5 hospitals to be completed

Addis Ababa ,July 16/2014 ,Expansion being carried out in five hospitals in Addis Ababa with 448 million Birr are expected to commence operation in the coming September, the Government Construction Agency said.

In a press conference he gave here yesterday, Agency Director-General Tilahun Kebede said the expansion is being undertaken in Yekatit 12, Dagmawi Minilik, Ras Desta, Gandhi and Zewditu hospitals.

Up on completion, the expansion of the hospitals will help to raise the health coverage of the city to 100 percent, he said.

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Ethiopia, Somalia sign accord for provision of scholarships

Addis Ababa July 16/2014 The Ethiopian Ministry of Education and its Somali counterpart here today signed agreement to provide scholarship for Somali students in Ethiopia.

The agreement will help to provide scholarship and technical support starting from the coming academic year.

The Minister Shiferaw Shigute on the occasion said the cooperation between the two countries in education is critical to help development in that country and deepen the people to people relation.

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Ethiopia: UK Aid Should Respect Rights

(London) – A UK High Court ruling allowing judicial review of the UK aid agency’s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia is an important step toward greater accountability in development assistance.

In its decision of July 14, 2014, the High Court ruled that allegations that the UK Department for International Development (DFID) did not adequately assess evidence of human rights violations in Ethiopia deserve a full judicial review.

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