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26 Feb 2017 description

Addis Ababa February 25/2017 Ethiopia provided relief support for people affected by drought in Somaliland, the autonomous region of Somalia.

Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner for Disaster Risk Management told ENA that the support for drought affected people in Somaliland included biscuits, milk and grains.

Some 8,000 quintal various grains, 26,611 cartons of milk and 100 quintals of biscuits were provided to the people hit by drought in Somaliland, he noted.

22 Feb 2017 description

UNSOM welcomes the following joint declaration from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in response to the current drought:


21 Aug 2014 description

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

15 Nov 2013 description

The collapse of Midigar Bridge, 60 km east of Garowe, following torrential rains, on the road between Puntland’s capital Garowe and the port of Bossaso is hindering relief efforts in the wake of the tropical cyclone which hit the Puntland coasts at the weekend. Estimates of the numbers of deaths are now reaching over 360 people, with reports of high waves leveling seaside homes and washing away fishing boats.

03 Aug 2011 description

Addis Ababa, August 3, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Some 76,000 refugees have entered the Ethiopian territory from Somalia due to the drought occurred in that country, Refugees and Returnees Coordination Office said.

Office Legal Enforcement Service Head, Stephanos Gebremedhin said the refugees are receiving assistance at refugee camps established in border areas.

The head said 17,000 Somali refugees have entered the Ethiopian territory in July 2011 alone.

01 Aug 2011 description

Addis Ababa, August 1, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi held discussion with President Sheik Sharif Sheikh Ahmed of Somalia here on Monday on issues related to the current situation in Somalia.

Ethiopian Ambassador to Somalia, Abdulaziz Ahmed, who attended the discussion, told journalists that the two parties discussed on ways to fight against drought in Somalia.

The President requested Ethiopia to join in the fight against drought occurred in Somalia.