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Addis Ababa October 13/2018 The recent situation in the Horn of Africa proved that political will is the driving force for peace and stability in Africa, African Union High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa said.
The High Representative, Ramtane Lamamra told ENA that a bright future is ahead of the region due to the political commitment of its leaders.
“What is happening now in the Horn of Africa can prove that the political will can make miracles”, he said.
UNSOM welcomes the following joint declaration from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in response to the current drought:
MOGADISHU DECLARATION ON REGIONAL COOPERATION ON THE CURRENT DROUGHT
Statement by the Governments of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen; the African Union; the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development; the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia; the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees upon conclusion of Ministerial Meeting of the High Commissioner’s Global Initiative on Somali Refugees in Addis Ababa on 20 August 2014
The Djiboutian government has handed 267 Eritrean refugees over the UN refugee agency, UNHCR including some prisoners of war taken in June 2008 when Eritrea attacked Djibouti. Presidential adviser Najib Ali Tahir said on Monday (April 14) that they included 19 prisoners of war and Djibouti has talked to the International Committee of the Red Cross to facilitate their return to their own country, despite the fact that Djibouti has received no word about the Djibouti’s POW held by Eritrea, nor has Eritrea indicated it wishes to accept them back.
Addis Ababa, April 13, 2012 (Addis Ababa) - The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) contributed more than 4.8 million US dollars to support the establishment of a humanitarian logistics hub and cargo in Djibouti by the World Food Program (WFP), WFP said.
According to a press release it sent to ENA on Friday, the logistics hub will enable WFP and the wider humanitarian community to store and transport humanitarian assistance for the region more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Addis Ababa, October 27, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Japan and World Food Program in Rome, Italy on Thursday signed grant agreement amounting to 2.31 billion Japanese Yen to support the drought emergency response in the Horn of Africa, the Embassy said.
According to the press statement the Embassy sent to ENA on Thursday, the assistance will be channeled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan Somalia and South Sudan through WFP.
Out of the total assistance some 580 million Yen will go to Ethiopia to support people suffering from food shortage.
Addis Ababa, August 19, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Agriculture State Minister Mitiku Kassa expressed commitment of the Ethiopian government to undertake successful activities in collaboration with international humanitarian agencies on issues related to humanitarian work.
The third World Humanitarian Day was marked here on Friday under the theme "People Helping People".
Mitiku on the occasion said the government is dedicated to ensure safety and security of humanitarian staff working within Ethiopia’s borders.
Addis Ababa, September 20, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - The Government of Djibouti today signed an agreement handing over 40,000 square meters of land to the United Nations World Food Program to help enhance a regional logistical supply chain network for humanitarian assistance.
Economic, Finance and Planning Minister, Ali Farah Assoweh and Lynne Miller, and WFP Ethiopia Acting Country Director, Lynne Miller signed the agreement, according to the press release WFP sent ENA on Monday,.
On the signing ceremony, Miller thanked the Government of Djibouti for this land.
He said the land will …
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Committee on Early Warning and Response (CEWARN) said it is taking measure to address conflicts along the border of member states.
Speaking at the 7th meeting of the Technical committee on Early Warning and Response here on Monday Ethiopian Special Envoy to IGAD ambassador Brook Debebe said the institutional capacity of CEWARN has been strengthening in handling conflict management.
Clashes among pastoralist communities mostly occur because of natural resources mainly pasture and water, he said and added these resources are further …
Addis Ababa, September 19, 2009 (Addis Ababa) The third annual meeting of FAO's Sub-regional office for Eastern Africa (SFE) here on Saturday has deliberated on ways of improving agriculture sector in the region .
SFE began its session with representatives from FAO offices in Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan agreeing upon strategic framework for coordinated interventions in the sub region.
Over the last five days, 50 participants have discussed major development issues facing the sub region's agriculture sector and participated in various …