Germany commits 750,000 Euros for the purpose of helping hundreds of thousands of refugees hosted in Ethiopia, announced the German Embassy to the press on August 22, 2015). In a statement released by the German Embassy, the donation would support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing shortage of funds. It is announced that the funds will help ease food insecurity and reduce malnutrition rates, particularly among South Sudanese refugees, who continue to arrive in Ethiopia in large numbers, to improve their overall deprived health condition.
US$230 million urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for the remainder of the year
Addis Ababa, 24 August 2015: On 18 August, the Government of Ethiopia officially launched the joint-Government and humanitarian partners- Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) mid-year review. The document is a revision of the 2015 HRD - released on 6 March 2015 – based on the multi-agency belg/gu/ganna/sugum national needs assessment, which was concluded in early July 2015.
Addis Ababa August 18/2015 The Oromia regional state said it is undertaking drought prevention activities to curb possible drought in some parts of the state following the varying of distribution and intensity of rainfall because of the El Niño effect.
Distribution of drought-resistant and short term crops and food, water and medical supply in areas with short rainfall are among the short term measures being taken to curb the danger, Oromia Communications Affairs Office Head, Fikadu Tessema said.
Addis Ababa Aug 12/ 2015 – The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) said it is working to avoid a decrease in agricultural productivity due to the current shortage of rains.
Ministry’s senior officials are at a field visit in various parts of the country to assess the magnitude of the shortage of the rains.
The officials confirmed that the distribution of the rainfall is improving in some areas.