Addis Ababa July 19/2016 - The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) said it has benefited over 257,000 drought victims by providing supplementary food and non-food items, focusing on particularly children under five years, and lactating and pregnant women.
The society has reportedly mobilized resources worth 65 million birr for the purpose from people in all walks of life at home and aboard.
Today, ERCS has received five million birr donation from Heineken Ethiopia, a brewery company recently engaged in Ethiopian beverage industry.
Addis Ababa July 18/2016 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) have signed a 129 million Birr grant agreement that would help the latter carry out better research activities in the health sector.
Director General of AHRI Dr. Taye Tolera and Head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden Dr. Anneka Knutsson, signed the agreement.
Addis Ababa July 15/2016 A 3.8-million Euro project that supports responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia was launched today.
Financed by European Union (EU) and the government of Germany, the project will be implemented by the Ethiopian Agricultural Investment Land Administration Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR), according to the website of EU.
Addis Ababa July 14/2016 The Japanese company Panasonic Corporation has donated today 2,400 solar lanterns worth USD 120,000 to be distributed in drought affected areas.
After receiving the donation from Norika Tanaka, Assistance Chief of Panasonic Corporation, Moureen Achieng , Chief of IOM Mission in Ethiopia said the assistance is an important first step that makes women, girls, children and the elderly who are vulnerable feel safe at night.
Addis Ababa, June 19/2016 — The regional state of Gambella has assured families of children rescued from the Murle militants that the state government will consolidate efforts of rehabilitating the children.
The rescued children have been receiving various supports since their arrival back to their home ground, according to Chief Administrator of Gambella Gatluak Tut, who said such support and rehabilitation efforts will be maintained.