Addis Ababa July 19, 2017 Ethiopia has made a significant reduction in child malnutrition for children aged 6 to 23 months, according to United Nations International Children’s and Emergency Fund.
In a consultative workshop on improving complimentary feeding for children that opened today, UNICEF Representative Siddig Ibrahim said Ethiopia has reduced child malnutrition from 58 percent in 2000 to 38 percent in 2016.
The Representative attributed the progress to the government’s commitment to ending child stunting and malnutrition.
CLIMATE OUTLOOK FOR KIREMT 2017
Based on the global, regional and local pre-seasonal indicators as well as their dynamical/statistical predictions, the following conclusions can be drawn for the Kiremt climate outlook 2017
Normal onset over much of seasonal rain benefiting areas while early onset across west, southwest and central parts of the country.
Slightly early cessation over pocket areas of northeast lowlands otherwise normal cessation of seasonal rain over the major portions of the country.
Addis Ababa, 30 June 2017: “Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination in Ethiopia is hereby validated!” That was the conclusion of the joint mission from UNICEF and WHO today at its debriefing sessions with: the Ethiopian Ministry of Health; the WHO Representative to Ethiopia; and the UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has thus become 42nd country in the world to have validated the elimination of Maternal and Neonatal tetanus.
Addis Ababa June 21, 2017 Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has reaffirmed today Ethiopia’s continued commitment to further strengthen its support for refugees.
PM Hailemariam held talks with Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on refugees, peace and stability in the region.
Addis Ababa June 21, 2017 Ethiopia said it has the capacity to provide emergency food aid to the drought affected people by itself amid suggestion by the World Food Program that the emergency food aid will run out by the end of this month.
The National Disaster Risk Management Commission has denied the suggestion that the 7.8 million people affected by the drought would be left without food aid.
Commissioner Mitiku Kassa told ENA that the announcement made by WFP as if the 7.8 million people would be left without emergency assistance is erroneous.