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.
1. SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONAL FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STRATEGY
According to Central Statistics Authority, the total population of Ethiopia is estimated at about 92 million in 2016. Ethiopia has recorded one of the fastest growing economies (at an average of 10.5%) in the SubSaharan Africa in the last 10 years. However, it ranks 174 of 188 countries on the 2015 Human Development Index implying a long way to go.
Addis Ababa June 14//2017 Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has called on stakeholders to enhance their participation in protecting major maize growing areas from fall armyworm.
Since its occurrence in the last week of February 2017, the armyworm has spread to 6 regional states, namely Benishangul-Gumuz, Amhara, Tigray, Gambella, Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ State.
Addis Ababa June 12/2017 A delegation from Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) is in Ethiopia to explore the effect of drought in East Africa and help alleviate it.
President Mulatu Teshome held discussion today with OIC delegation led by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister and OIC Chair Ahmet Yildiz about the drought situation in Ethiopia.
During the discussion, President Mulatu told the delegation that Ethiopia has been working hard to mitigate the drought and support the victims by itself.