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Djibouti hands 267 Eritreans over to the UNHCR (Apr 15, 2014)

The Djiboutian government has handed 267 Eritrean refugees over the UN refugee agency, UNHCR including some prisoners of war taken in June 2008 when Eritrea attacked Djibouti. Presidential adviser Najib Ali Tahir said on Monday (April 14) that they included 19 prisoners of war and Djibouti has talked to the International Committee of the Red Cross to facilitate their return to their own country, despite the fact that Djibouti has received no word about the Djibouti’s POW held by Eritrea, nor has Eritrea indicated it wishes to accept them back.

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Ethiopia, World Bank Sign USD 205 Million Loan Agreement

Addis Ababa April 10/2014 Ethiopia and the World Bank signed today a 205-million USD loan agreement that would be used to finance the water supply, sanitation and hygiene Project (WASH 2 Project).

State Minister of Finance and Economic Development Ato Ahmed Shide and Representative of the World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia Mr. Perminder Brar signed the agreement.

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Ethiopia, Finland to Implement Acid Soil Treatment Project

Posted by Tesfaye Abera

Addis Ababa March 25/2014

The government of Ethiopia, in collaboration with the government of Finland, has designed a project for acid soil treatment and its implementation would begin soon, the Ethiopian Geological Survey disclosed.

Chief Geologist with Ethiopian Geological Survey Hunde Meleka said the project will be implemented by the Ethiopian Geological Survey and the Ministry of Agriculture on the Ethiopian side, and the Foreign Ministry as well as the Geological Survey and the Agriculture and Nutrition Study Program of Finland.

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Humanitarian Requirements - 2014

According to the 2014 Humanitarian Requirements Document for Ethiopia, the total gross emergency food and non-food requirement for 2014 amounts to $403 million.

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One Village One Product program benefiting farmers: Ministry

Addis Ababa December 23/2013 The One Village One Product (OVOP) program being carried out in South Ethiopia Peoples' State is benefiting farmers, the Ministry of Agriculture said. Agriculture and Extension Director with the Ministry, Dr Dagnachew Beyene told ENA that the program is being implemented in five woredas in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The program is aimed at enabling farmers produce one specific agricultural product and supplies it to market adding some value.