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16 Feb 2018 description

Addis Ababa February 16/2018 The Council of Ministers has declared a state of emergency effective from Friday, 16 February 2018 by adopting the decree providing for the emergency ruling.

The Council of Ministers said the emergency rule is aimed at protecting the constitution and constitutional order, as well as ensuring security and stability of the country.

Protecting freedom of movement and the rights of citizens to live wherever they choose as well as build assets, are also among the motives for the ruling.

15 Feb 2018 description
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Ethiopia is the second largest refugee hosting country in Africa, with 889,071 refugees and asylum seekers as of November 2017.2 At the Leaders’ Summit held in New York in September 2016, and co-hosted by Ethiopia, a day after the adoption of the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, the Government of Ethiopia made the following nine pledges to relax its reservations to the Refugee Convention and encampment practices, and to strengthen support to refugees.

14 Feb 2018 description

901,235 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

244,338 Households

14 Feb 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 900,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 January 2018.

In January 2018, 7,895 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (5,960) and Eritrea (1,639)

Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF in November 2017, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York

12 Feb 2018 description

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 20 December 2017 to 31 January 201 . (All sector requirements will be revised based on the 2018 Humanitarian requirements document, expected to be released mid February).


09 Feb 2018 description
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  • Due to drought and large-scale displacement in the southern and southeastern lowland areas of Ethiopia, humanitarian needs remain significant.

  • Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers, 58 percent of whom are children.

09 Feb 2018 description

Addis Ababa February 8, 2018 A National Post-Harvest Management Strategy was launched here today.

The five-year strategy launched by Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) aims at reducing the level of post-harvest loss from 25 percent to 5 percent by 2020.

Director- General for Agricultural Extension at the ministry, Wondale Habtamu, said the strategy could be used as a platform for creating integrated reduction of post-harvest loss through systematic and structured mechanisms.

08 Feb 2018 description

KOLLA TEMBEIN, Ethiopia – Not long ago, the sight of a 10-year-old bride was a common occurrence in Ethiopia’s Kolla Tembein District, said Daniel Hagos, the district’s chief administrator.  But the community’s women and girls are mobilizing to change things – and they are seeing enormous success.

“We are getting remarkable results in the fight against child marriage,” said Atsede Girmay, one of the volunteers in this effort.