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27 Apr 2015 description

By: Torbjörn Granrot, Swedish Red Cross and Katherine Mueller, IFRC

They fled conflict in South Sudan and are now committed volunteers as part of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society’s efforts to support the vulnerable refugee population. They clean toilets and keep the camp in Gambela, Ethiopia, where 48,000 fellow refugees have settled, clean to help reduce the spread of disease.

23 Apr 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) The Bosco Children Project in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, provides supportive and educational services to boys who are orphaned or live on the street. The program—although stretched financially—provides an outreach orientation center and a hostel.

22 Apr 2015 description

Jars of cactus pear jam produced in Ethiopia have now reached consumers in Rome, thanks to partnership effort

21 April 2015, Rome - Jars of cactus pear jam produced in Ethiopia thanks to a partnership between FAO and Italian food store Eataly have reached the shelves of the store in Rome.

21 Apr 2015 description

Addis Ababa April 21/2015 Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn expressed yesterday his deep sorrow over the death of Ethiopian nationals killed by the terrorist group IS in Libya.

"We should fight together the terrorists who intend to destroy the world wearing religious mask," he urged.

The premier also expressed his condolences to families of the victims.

The government is striving hard to bring back all Ethiopian nationals living in difficult situations in various countries, Hailemariam stated.

20 Apr 2015 description

By: Torbjörn Granrot, Swedish Red Cross / Katherine Mueller, IFRC

More than 15 months ago, Anter Gatluak Muon, his wife and seven children ran for their lives, fleeing the erupting conflict in South Sudan, and crossing into the relative safety offered across the border in neighbouring Ethiopia. They walked for five days, in scorching heat, across the barren landscape and settled, along with thousands of others, in the Leitchor refugee camp in the Gambela region of Ethiopia.

17 Apr 2015 description

Adama April 17/2015 Ethiopia, among the top TB-burden countries, managed to reduce Multiple Drug Resistance TB (MDR-TB) related deaths by 70 percent,

The nation has also achieved the Millennium Development Goal related to reduction incidence, prevalence and mortality rate of all types of TB.

TB incidence, prevalence and mortality declined by 50.4 percent, 50 percent and 63 percent respectively, said Dr. Andargachew Kumsa Director for Disease Control and Prevention.

17 Apr 2015 description
  • Food security and nutrition in the Horn of Africa remains fragile with high vulnerability persisting in arid and semi-arid lands. Frequent natural and man-made disasters continue to erode the income earning assets of poor families.

  • The number of South Sudanese refugees crossing into Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda is still rising. The region is also home to close to 1 million refugees from Somalia, while the internal displacement of 1.5 million people remains a constant challenge.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • With more than 680 000 refugees, Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya as the country in Africa with the highest number of refugees.

  • Since the conflict erupted in South Sudan, about 196 000 additional refugees have arrived. Malnutrition rates among South Sudanese refugees are under the emergency level.

  • In 2015, the European Commission has allocated €21 million for humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia.

13 Apr 2015 description

W/ro Gede Gayo, 40, is a resident in Dembi Sebent Kebele in Moyale District of Borena Zone in Oromia Regional State. She is married and has seven children, five females and two males.

W/ro Gede indicated that people in her kebele have abandoned open defecation following the hygiene and sanitation activities carried out under the Early Recovery after Drought Project implemented in 2013 by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) with the financial support from Swiss Red Cross.

10 Apr 2015 description
report Fida International

Fida has been battling to erase prejudice against HIV-positive people in East Africa with success.

HIV Infections Decreased by More than a Half

  • In 2004 Fida started a HIV/AIDS project in Ethiopia, focusing on Debre Zeit, a city of approximately hundred thousand people.

  • Before the project, Debre Zeit had one of the worst HIV problems in Ethiopia. Up to seven per cent of the city's residents had HIV.

08 Apr 2015 description
report Food for the Hungry

By Kebede Lulie on April 8, 2015

The Sekota district is a highly drought-prone district of Amhara region in Ethiopia. Almost every year there is not enough rainfall to grow food for all the residents. In the early eighties, thousands died due to hunger, starvation and malnutrition-related diseases. But things have changed.

Meet Adane Berihanu.

08 Apr 2015 description
report Food for the Hungry

PHOENIX (April 2, 2015) – Tuesday, April 7 is World Health Day, a day originally created to recognize the founding of the World Health Organization. Today, organizations like Food for the Hungry (FH) celebrate World Health Day by recognizing the successes of global health programs like the establishment of defecation-free zones in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Those living in communities where public restrooms are a fact of life may have a hard time understanding the risks and challenges associated with public defecation.

07 Apr 2015 description

Ethiopia - Since Friday (3/4), IOM has helped 159 stranded Ethiopian migrants to return home from Djibouti to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The returnees included 131 individuals stranded in Djibouti en route to Yemen and 28 people evacuated to Djibouti from Yemen by sea due to the ongoing conflict in that country. None had the means to return home to Ethiopia.

The group included five women – one of them pregnant – evacuated from Yemen, and 37 unaccompanied minors stranded in Djibouti.

07 Apr 2015 description

Fertile land is essential for smallholder farmers and pastoralists. Poor soil health leads to low agricultural productivity, affects the nutritional quality of food and forces pastoralists to migrate to seek water and food for their animals.

07 Apr 2015 description

BUTAJIRA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over five pre-fabricated warehouses to cooperative unions in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, one of Ethiopia’s largest grain-producing areas, as part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative (P4P).

30 Mar 2015 description

By Lauren McCarty

As two of the oldest farmers in their village, brothers Debela and Bedasa Ofosea have spent their entire lives farming in a small village outside Nekemte, Oromia, in Ethiopia. Both brothers, in their fifties, have seen only gradual improvements in farming techniques over their lifetimes, however, the biggest changes have come in just the last couple of years.

30 Mar 2015 description

Frontlines Online Edition - March/April 2015

By Robert Sauers

With more than 500 billion cups consumed annually, coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. In the United States alone, an estimated 150 million people drink an average of 3.1 cups of coffee per day.

Even though the United States is the world’s largest buyer—accounting for almost 25 percent of global green (unroasted) coffee imports—Ethiopian coffee amounted to only 1 percent of U.S. imports in 2011 to 2012, and Ethiopian farmers produce less than 5 percent of the world’s supply of coffee.

30 Mar 2015 description

On March 24, 2015 His Excellency, Ato Tefera Derebw minster of MOA signed agreement to work on agriculture with The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

NUTRITION

• All recovery rates for both SAM (OTP) and MAM (TSFP) are well within the SPHERE standards of performance.

SHELTER