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21 Nov 2014 description

IOM has resumed transport by boat and road of South Sudanese refugees stranded by heavy rains and flooding in Matar to Fugnido refugee camp in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia, 300 kms away, following an agreement between Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR.

The relocation operation started this week with the movement of 286 refugees by boat and bus from Matar to Fugnido via the Itang way station. The two-day journey involves an overnight stop in Itang, where IOM, UNHCR and WFP provide food, water, sleeping mats and blankets.

20 Nov 2014 description

Over 150,000 Users to Benefit from Access to Safe Water

November 18, 2014, Somali Region, Ethiopia:- Today, the United States Agency for International Development Mission Director (USAID) Dennis Weller officiated the launch of a new water site in the Gubadley kebele (district), Somali Region, as part of the USAID WATER Project implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

20 Nov 2014 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang
WHAT: Mission to Ethiopia WHEN: 21 - 25 November 2014
WHERE: Addis Ababa and Gambella region

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, is scheduled to visit Ethiopia from 21 to 25 November 2014.

20 Nov 2014 description

Addis Ababa Nov 18/2014 Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held discussions on sunday November,16 on various issues with representatives of woredas in Wolayta Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State.

Responding to the question raised in connection with shortage of power, the premier said distribution centers are being built along side with Gilgel Gibe III Electric Power Generating Dam so that inhabitants of the zone could get power within a year.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Population Fund

18 November 2014, Addis Ababa – At a ceremony organized today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, handed over 4 ambulances, emergency Reproductive Health and Dignity kits to the Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA). The ambulances and emergency kits which are worth 9.2 million Birr were bought with the generous support of the Government and People of Japan. The ambulances and emergency Reproductive Health and Dignity kits will be used to alleviate the emergency situation in the refugee camps in Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Somali and Tigray Regions.

19 Nov 2014 description
report CARE

Largest philanthropic gift in Canadian organization’s history

CARE Canada is thrilled to announce it has received a $500,000 donation from the Stollery Charitable Foundation towards its Canadians Care campaign.

18 Nov 2014 description

The UNHCR office in Addis Ababa announced on Monday (November 17) that more than 6,200 Eritreans had crossed into Ethiopia over the previous 37 days. UNHCR spokesperson, Kisut Gebregziabher, said that “more than 5,000 Eritrean asylum seekers crossed into Ethiopian territory in October alone,” adding that “in the first week of November, more than 1,200 Eritreans have arrived in Ethiopia.” Some 78 of them were children, he said. A UNHCR report issued last July revealed that there were a total of 629,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Ethiopia, 99,000 of them Eritreans.

18 Nov 2014 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

17 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

Do you think having enough food to eat is your right? Would you be insecure if you did not eat today? Would you be in jeopardy if you did not have enough to eat for the rest of the month? If yes, then you consider food security as a human right.

15 Nov 2014 description

The ongoing introduction of cash programmes in Ethiopia is boosting nutrition, autonomy and overall well-being for thousands receiving aid in Africa's largest refugee-hosting nation. With support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is reaching vulnerable people and refugees such as 33 year-old Sadia from Sudan. Speaking with our partners at WFP, Sadia touches on how the programme is impacting her family's diet and daily lives.

14 Nov 2014 description

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Addis Ababa November 10/2014 A conflict mapping that took three years has been completed, according to the House of Federation.

Constitutional and Regional Affairs Standing Committee Chairperson with the House of Federation, Yohannes Bwayalew, told ENA that the study incorporates sources of conflicts, conflict aggravating parties and conflict resolving mechanisms.

12 Nov 2014 description

12/11/2014

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has been working with its humanitarian partners to improve the resilience of poor and vulnerable families in Wolayta zone of southern Ethiopia. Tadelech, Askale and Bugaletch are three inspiring women who managed to gain economic independence to support their families. This post is the first in a trilogy series where we bring their stories, as they were told by our partners at Concern Worldwide, International Medical Corps (IMC), and People In Need (PIN).

11 Nov 2014 description

4 NOVEMBER 2014 – Until now, farming has not been an obvious choice for Ethiopia's youth. Barriers to owning land and other assets have fuelled the steady migration of young people to urban centres. Now, however, the IFAD-supported Participatory Small Scale Irrigation Development Programme (PASIDP) in the northern region of Tigray is providing a viable alternative by offering some young people new opportunities, including pursuing their own farming businesses.

05 Nov 2014 description

TIERKIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, November 5 (UNHCR)– Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins has called on the international community to do much more to help tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees in western Ethiopia.

05 Nov 2014 description

15 million children to benefit from new materials and training of 65,000 teachers

05 Nov 2014 description

11/5/2014 - 01:39 GMT

by Jacey FORTIN

With war raging in South Sudan and severe flooding in Ethiopia's western state of Gambela, 10-year old refugee Nyanhial Gatkuoth is caught in the middle.

For four months the little South Sudanese refugee has been living at Pagak, an Ethiopian town on the border with her war-torn home country.

"I miss going to school," she told AFP. "In South Sudan, I was learning English."

Now she spends her free time playing with other children, using an inflated rubber glove as a football.

05 Nov 2014 description

The Government is to provide €2 million to aid agencies responding to the deepening crisis in South Sudan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, have announced.

04 Nov 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:45 GMT

Author: Kagondu Njagi

GONDAR, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When increasingly erratic weather ruined his crops of maize, wheat and barley in highland Maksegni, the middle-aged farmer migrated to Metemma, in northwest Ethiopia, to look for work in the lowland area’s commercial sesame and cotton plantations.

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