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29 Dec 2003 description


The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers society of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

24 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

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23 Dec 2003 description
report UN Children's Fund

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- UNICEF has noted several erroneous reports in the media regarding the Ministry of Health's (MOH) and its partners' response to the ongoing malaria epidemic, which has put more than 15 million Ethiopians at risk. We would like to correct the misinformation being circulated by presenting the following facts about the current epidemic:

23 Dec 2003 description

WASHINGTON, DC - The Child Survival Partnership - a new alliance between UNICEF, World Health Organization, World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency, and U.S.

22 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

Addis Ababa, 22 December (IRIN) - Ethiopia's health ministry has clashed with the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) over malaria treatment in the midst of a major epidemic threatening 15 million people.

22 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

Addis Ababa, 22 December (IRIN) - Police have arrested 56 people after fighting erupted in western Ethiopia last week leaving at least 30 people dead, officials said.

19 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 19 December (IRIN) - Dr Pascal Villeneuve is the director of health with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) at its headquarters in New York. Here during a recent visit to Ethiopia he tells IRIN that poor health systems lie at the root of millions of preventable child deaths each year.

19 Dec 2003 description
report Addis Tribune

By Yohannes Ruphael

An appeal for food was once again made last week by the government.

This year's need, however, is said to be less than that of last year.

18 Dec 2003 description
report Concern Worldwide

Four years of drought has led once again to widespread food insecurity in Ethiopia. In September 2003, the Ethiopian government appealed to the international community to provide assistance and the United Nations estimated that a massive 1.8 million metric tons of food would be needed to avert widespread famine. Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the world (with a per capita income of $108 per annum), regularly suffers from chronic food shortages.

17 Dec 2003 description


OVERVIEW
This report provides an interim update on the Sentinel Site Surveillance System in Sool Plateau which shows evidence of increasing malnutrition. The more detailed report will be presented in next month's Food Security Report. Surveillance of the drought affected areas is being expanded from Sool Plateau to include surrounding areas including the Haud of Togdheer.

17 Dec 2003 description

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, Dec 17 (UNHCR) - Recent clashes in a refugee-hosting part of western Ethiopia have forced hundreds of people to flee their homes and put the UN refugee agency on security alert in nearby camps.

16 Dec 2003 description


Highlights

The Government and partners issued an official multi-sectoral appeal for the CY 2004 on 10 December 2003. The 2004 Humanitarian Appeal for Ethiopia concludes that 7.2 million people will require 964,690 MT of emergency food assistance during the year. In addition, non-food requirements in agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, water and sanitation for the year are estimated at US$ 85 million.

16 Dec 2003 description

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Dec 16 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency is keeping a close watch on developments in western Ethiopia, home to 85,000 Sudanese refugees, after weekend violence killed dozens of people, including staff of its partner agency.

16 Dec 2003 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 16 December (IRIN) - At least 21 people have been killed as troops tried to quell tribal violence that has flared in one of Ethiopia's remotest regions.

16 Dec 2003 description
report UN Children's Fund

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Child Survival Partnership, a new alliance between UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced that it is initiating efforts in Ethiopia to improve child health and save children dying of preventable causes.