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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
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • According to the Humanitarian Requirement Document released in March, 2.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance in 2015.

  • The food security situation has stabilized in most parts of the country in January 2015 with the completion of the Meher harvest season (November – January).

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

Key Issues:

  • IOM assisted the return of nearly 170 Ethiopians from Yemen. IOM evacuated nearly 300 people from more than 20 countries through the humanitarian bridge to Khartoum. Direct flights from Sanaa to Ethiopia are also expected to begin in the coming days.

  • The Government allocated resources to procure 5000MT of maize to cover shortfalls in the first round relief food ration.

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.

13 Apr 2015 description

Key Issues

  • Additional support in emergency food, shelter, WaSH and health is needed to bolster the Afar flood response.

  • 13,000 people in Minjar Shenkora woreda of North Shewa zone and East Belessa woreda of North Gonder zone immediately need water trucking support.

  • A multi-agency assessment is planned for 14 - 24 April to gauge the level of needs in drought-affected Arsi, West Arsi, Bale, East and West Hararge zones, Oromia region.