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23 Jul 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Djiboutian Ambassador to the UN wrote an open letter to the UN Security Council to mediate in their border dispute with Eritrea.
  • The border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea started during the colonial era.
  • Djiboutian diplomat claimed Ethiopia was using its position as in the UN Security Council to lobby for the lifting of sanctions on Asmara.

By Aggrey Mutambo

09 May 2018 description
report The Guardian

Tom Gardner and Charlie Rosser in Djibouti
Wed 9 May 2018 02.00 EDT

Persecution and hardship drives almost 100,000 migrants to cross the Red Sea each year, risking the treacherous journey in a bid to reach the Gulf

08 Jul 2014 description

Ethiopian legislators have ratified an agreement to provide neighbouring Djibouti with underground water from the country’s underground Shinile Zone of the Bekuli Rift Valley free of charge, in a bid to fight drought and famine.

The two governments signed the agreement on January 20, 2013, reaching a consensus to develop Ethiopia’s Somali region’s underground water. The deal in fact gives “full and exclusive rights” to Djibouti to draw 103,000 metric cubes of underground water every day, a total of 37 million metric cubes annually, for the next 30 years.

19 Aug 2011 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday that the two batches of foodstuff donated by China for drought-hit northeastern African nations will mostly arrive before the end of September.

The country's food aid to the regions increased significantly in the past month as the drought continued and spread, said Yu Yingfu, an official with the MOC Department of Aid to Foreign Countries.

02 Jul 2011 description

By Beatrice Gachenge

NAIROBI, July 1 (Reuters) - Donor fatigue following recurrent humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa has left aid agencies short of funds to carry out their work.

The number of refugees in need of assistance has risen in countries affected by a severe drought, including Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia, a UNICEF spokesman said.

26 Sep 2009 description
report Miraya FM

The World Food Program (WFP) said more than 20 million people in the horn of Africa are in need of food aid due to heavy rain.

WFP pointed that the shortage of donations the Program is experiencing will make it difficult to feed people in some parts of Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.

It added that Ethiopia requested to convince Sudan and Somalia to allow it to use seaports to deliver humanitarian aid.

08 May 2009 description
report Xinhua

by Daniel Ooko

NAIROBI, May 08, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The ongoing combination of chronic food insecurity, conflict and political instability is threatening the well being and lives of millions of children in the Horn of Africa, the UN children's fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

UNICEF warned in a statement issued in Nairobi that unless urgent action was taken, millions more families could be made vulnerable is now a reality.

"Over the last few months we have witnessed a steady increase in the numbers of children suffering from acute malnutrition, which means more …

06 Jun 2006 description

Addis Ababa_(dpa) _ Six countries in the Horn of Africa are to benefit from 10 million dollars in drought relief Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide through the World Food Programme (WFP), the Royal Saudi Embassy in Addis Ababa disclosed Tuesday.

The cash donation would be forwarded to the WFP to buy and distribute food to the needy in drought-affected parts of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Tanzania.

The locally purchased grain is expected to be ready for joint distribution by mid-June by officials from the Saudi Ministry of Finance and WFP staff.

24 Sep 2004 description
report Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Sept 24, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Eastern Africa Locust Control Organization has made ready 3 planes to control possible desert locust infestation, Ethiopian media reported Friday.

The organization's director, Peter O. Odiyo, told the ministerial meeting that began here on Thursday that the planes will be employed to control the desert locust infestation feared to surface in the region as swarms are stretching eastward from countries in western Africa and the Red Sea areas.

22 Mar 2001 description

Dakar, Sénégal - L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) a exhorté les pays nantis et la communauté internationale à s'investir davantage pour participer à l'élimination de la famine et à affronter l'insécurité alimentaire dans la Corne de l'Afrique.

21 Jul 2000 description
report Xinhua

HONG KONG (July 21) XINHUA - Hong Kong has granted a donation of 3 million HK dollars (385,000 U.S. dollars) to the United Nations Children's Fund for emergency relief to drought victims in eastern Africa.

The countries to receive the donation are Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti, said a spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Friday.

25 Apr 2000 description

By Crispian Balmer

PARIS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday famine could still be avoided in the Horn of Africa, but admitted the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea was deterring donors from sending aid.

''If those who have the capacity to help do so we might be able to avert a disaster,'' Annan told reporters after meeting U.N.

04 Apr 2000 description

By Douglas Hamilton

CAIRO (Reuters) - Europe is making urgent plans for emergency food shipments to the famine-stricken Horn of Africa but war between Eritrea and Ethiopia will hamper logistics, EU Commissioner for Development Poul Nielsen said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the Africa-Europe summit in Cairo, Nielsen said he had discussed the looming food crisis with the presidents of Eritrea and Djibouti and the foreign minister of Ethiopia.

Nielsen said the European Union and other donors planned to send some 800,000 tonnes of food aid to Ethiopia.