Addis Ababa February 09/2016 Norway has expressed its desire to provide support for refugees in Ethiopia.
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom held a discussion here today with Norway's State Secretary for Justice and Public Security Joran Kallmyr on ways of controlling illegal migration and other issues of mutual concern.
After the discussion, Joran Kallmyr told reporters that his country would extend support for refugees in Ethiopia in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Addis Ababa January 29, 2016 Japanese government pledged to extend over 21.7 million USD assistance for Ethiopia to support its efforts to fight off the drought.
Following discussions with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn here on Thursday, Special Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Katsayuki Kawai in Ethiopia told reporters that Japan is committed to support Ethiopia.
Ethiopia has been complaining about the response from the international community, saying they didn’t give attention to the situation here.
Somalia’s South-West Regional State Parliament was inaugurated on Tuesday (January 19) in Baidoa, the capital of the South-West State. Somali Federal President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and other Somalia regional state leaders as well as representatives of the UN, the AU and IGAD attended the occasion. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, the Chair of IGAD was also present and he congratulated the Somali people, the Federal Government and South-West State Regional Administration for the successful election of the region’s parliament.
The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity disclosed on Monday (December 28, 2015) that water pumps powered by “Green Energy” are getting spread across Ethiopia so that rural localities, far from access to Ethiopia's national power grid would be able to receive potable water through facilities powered by renewable energy sources. Ato Bizuneh Tolcha, the Public Relations Director at the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity said the Ministry is now engaged in a massive exercise to install wind and solar-powered water pumps in remote localities throughout the country.
Addis Ababa December 19/2015 Somali state health bureau has announced the launching of polio immunization campaign in the state.
Abdishikur Abdulahi, bureau Diseases Protection and Control Work Process Coordinator said in the latest campaign, the bureau plans to vaccinate 889,190 children.
The six days door to door immunization campaign follows detection of polio on nine children in Warder Zone of the state.