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29 Jun 2015 description

Addis Ababa June 27/2015 A Peace Support Training Center (PSTC) built at cost of over 123 million birr was inaugurated today in Addis Ababa.

The center, expected to benefit not only Ethiopia but also sub-regional peace and security institutions in Africa, serves as a training facility for peace keeping organizations within and around the Horn of Africa.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, President Dr Mulatu Teshome, said the completion of the Center has a vital role to successfully attain international peace keeping missions.

27 Jun 2015 description

The polio outbreaks in Ethiopia and Kenya were declared over this June, emphasizing the importance of strong surveillance in knowing the virus has gone from a country.

No ‘polio-free’ without surveillance

24 Jun 2015 description

In Wolayita Zone, located in southern Ethiopia, 40% of people live below poverty line, 45% suffer from food shortages, more than 60% of the population uses unprotected surface water. People in Need (PIN), together with Concern Worldwide and International Medical Corps (IMC), with support from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), are implementing a project in 4 'woredas' focused on creating resilience of vulnerable communities to future shocks.

17 Jun 2015 description
report Food for the Hungry

PHOENIX (June 17, 2015) – Modern fatherhood means being involved with childrearing duties, and supporting the family emotionally, spiritually and physically. In many cases, it also means making sure the family has safe shelter, food on the table and the income to pay for children’s education. Each and every day, hundreds of fathers around the world are able to provide for their families thanks to programs established by Food for the Hungry.

17 Jun 2015 description

On 15th June 2015, a conference was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to bring people together and share the latest research on food and nutrition. The event was led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and was the second of its kind to be held after the successful 2014 conference in New Dehli.

17 Jun 2015 description

Every day, SOS mothers, aunts, youth leaders and social workers make an impact in the lives of the children and families around them.

The three co-workers whose stories are told here are the winners of the 2015 Helmut Kutin Award, a biannual award named for a former President of SOS Children’s Villages International, which celebrates the achievements of some of our extraordinary caregivers. Finalists are selected by the Hermann Gmeiner Academy Board and then voted for by SOS Children’s Villages employees around the world.

Protecting her children from a typhoon

16 Jun 2015 description

The external assessment team that conducted the final Polio outbreak assessment in Ethiopia earlier this month has confirmed that Ethiopia has successfully interrupted the transmission of the Wild Polio Virus outbreak nearly two years after the outbreak was confirmed in the Horn of Africa.

16 Jun 2015 description

June 15, 2015, Addis Ababa—Since 2000, Ethiopia has been doing something right in early childhood nutrition. Under-five child stunting rates have dropped from 58 percent to 40 percent, child wasting has dropped below 10 percent, and the prevalence of underweight in young children has declined from 41 to 25 percent.

16 Jun 2015 description

This post was written byJerome Bossuet of ICRISAT leading up to the World Day to Combat Drought and Desertification on June 17.

At 3,500 meters above sea level, the Yewol watershed in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands offers stunning mountainous landscape but harsh conditions for farming. “Four years ago, this land was a disaster; I could barely grow my barley. Our fields were feeding the Nile down in the valley” says Ali Ahmed, a farmer living in the watershed whose farm soils were being eroded away.

16 Jun 2015 description
report Food for the Hungry

PHOENIX (June 9, 2015) – Since 2012, Food for the Hungry, in cooperation with local communities has planted 98.1 million tree seedlings in nine Ethiopian districts. The resulting regeneration of ground water sources, improved soil fertility, gully formation and improved productivity of existing streams is saving lives.   

12 Jun 2015 description

In Wolayita Zone, located in southern Ethiopia, 40% of people live below poverty line, 45% suffer from food shortages, more than 60 % of population uses unprotected surface water. People in Need (PIN), together with Concern Worldwide and International Medical Corps (IMC), with support from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), are implementing a project in 4 'woredas' focused on creating resilience of vulnerable communities to future shocks.

12 Jun 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia is quickly deteriorating due to an expanding drought following poor belg/gu/ganna/sugum raining season. Increasing water and pasture shortages were reported in parts of the country, leading to deteriorated livestock production and productivity, deepening food security and raising levels of malnutrition.

11 Jun 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:30 GMT

Author: Elias Gebreselassie

ZIWAY, Ethiopia, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Gebre Sire, a farmer from the village of Abine Germama in Ethiopia's Oromia regional state, has been paying into weather-index based crop insurance for over two years. While he's happy that he has recently received his first payout after drought ruined his corn crop about a year ago, he feels there are ways to better maximize the scheme's benefits.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Save the Children

Lauren Kelly-Jones, is a legal analyst in a New York investment bank, and is a graduate of the University of Chicago. Earlier this year, she visited the Kule 2 camp in Ethiopia with her father, John Kelly-Jones, a partner in an asset management business that supports Save’s the Children’s work, along with other charitable causes. Here, she writes about her experience.

We are covered in dust.

04 Jun 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

The Female Students' Resource Centre established by the African AIDS Initiative International (AAII) at the Addis Ababa University was inaugurated today. The centre consisting of a computer pool of 50 computers with internet connection and a reading room was set up with financial and technical assistance of UNFPA.

Dr. Admasu Tsegaye, President of the Addis Ababa University, said in his remarks during the event that the centre will be important in upgrading the capacity of the university and is instrumental in fulfilling the information needs of students.

04 Jun 2015 description

Elbind Woanze, 25, lives with her husband and six children in Gessess Kebele in Dibate district. Elbind and her fellow Farmers Field School (FFS) members have long been reliant on physically impure seeds, growing whatever is available nearby. For years, her sesame productivity remained poor because of low seed quality despite her efforts to manage the crop well. Elbind and her crop FFS group members had long experience of sesame production in the area but they were not aware of differences in seed quality.

03 Jun 2015 description

Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan, more than 200,000 South Sudanese have moved to Ethiopia, where the ICRC and the Ethiopian Red Cross have distributed seeds and tools to over 16,000 people supporting South Sudanese refugees in Itang Woreda, Gambella.

01 Jun 2015 description

Intense fighting between warring parties in South Sudan has forced hundreds of thousands civilians to flee, creating a new wave of displacement in a conflict that has already displaced more than two million people. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) and other international aid organisations has been forced to suspend relief operations in some war-affected areas of South Sudan, leaving civilians without lifesaving aid.

01 Jun 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

May 29, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday it has relocated a total of 42, 616 South Sudanese refugees from flood prone Leitchour and Nip Nip camps to a newly built Jewi camp in Ethiopia’s Gambela region.

The relocation operation was temporarily suspended between Sunday and Tuesday 26 May due to the Ethiopian parliamentary elections but recommenced on Wednesday.

The camp-to-camp operations, which begun on May 8, involves over 400 buses, 86 trucks helicopter.

27 May 2015 description

Meseret Bekele

Addis Ababa May 26/2015 The African Union Election Observation Mission said today that the general election held on Sunday was peaceful and credible.

A preliminary statement presented by Head of the Observer Mission, Hifikepunye Pohamba noted that the election provided opportunity for the Ethiopian people to express their choices at the polls.