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20 Nov 2018 description

Regional government asks aid agencies to scale up emergency response to the humanitarian crisis.

Over 200,000 people fled ethnic conflict to camps in the Somali region of Ethiopia since July. This pushes the total to over 700,000 that fled inter-communal violence in recent years, according to the latest Displacement Tracking Matrix for Ethiopia. Most came from the Oromia region. Overall nearly 1.1 million people are displaced in the Somali region when other causes such as drought and flood are included.

20 Nov 2018 description
report European Union

Ethiopia: Council adopts conclusions

On 19 November 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on Ethiopia. The Council notes that Ethiopia has witnessed momentous change and that political and economic reforms have gained a new impetus under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. His ambitious agenda towards a more democratic and just Ethiopian society is a positive example for the region and beyond.

17 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa, 16 November 2018 – The Ethiopian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, today started a second vaccination campaign to protect high-risk populations against yellow fever. More than 1.3 million people will be protected in this seven day campaign, which follows a smaller, more focused campaign in October.

16 Nov 2018 description
report IRIN

James Jeffrey

A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top of a ridge marking the Ethiopia-Eritrea border.

Read more on IRIN.

12 Nov 2018 description

El Niño outlook

The probability of El Niño is about 50-55% for October-November, and increases to 65-70% during the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently confirmed that there is a 70 per cent chance of an El Niño developing by the fourth quarter of 2018 through early 2019.

A climate phenomenon known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) influences weather patterns in tropical regions, more so than in the temperate regions. ENSO is the greatest source of inter–annual climate variability.

11 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa November 10/11/2018 Ethiopia needs multi-sectoral intervention to accelerate the reduction of stunting, according to researchers.

Despite Ethiopia’s remarkable achievements in reducing stunting to the lowest possible, its prevalence is still high by international standards.

Speaking to ENA, Dr. Kalle Hirvonen, Research Fellow at Ethiopian Strategic Support Program of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said Ethiopia needs multi-sectoral approach and the involvement of various actors in the fight to eliminate stunting.

09 Nov 2018 description

The Federal Government supports people in affected areas of Africa with 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

08 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa November 7, 2018 Yellow fever epidemic has occurred in Wolayita Zone of the SNNPR, according to Ethiopian Public Health Institute.

Laboratory test conducted on blood specimen sent to Dakar, Senegal, has revealed the existence of yellow fever causing virus in the specimen, the institute stated in a press release it sent to ENA.

Some 35 citizens were suspected of carrying the disease during the last 3 months, it pointed out.

07 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa November 06/2018 Ethiopia is setting example for the world in sustainably managing the economic inclusion of refugees by balancing it with local demands, according to Ethiopian Investment Commission.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, EIC Deputy Commissioner of Anteneh Alemu said “what we are doing here is exemplary to the international community as to how to tackle the issue of migration.”

06 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 5/2018 Training on post-conflict recovery is being given to peacekeepers from nine African countries at the Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center (EPSTC).

Opening the 9th round training today, Peace Keeping Main Department Acting Director Birgadier-General Habtamu Tilahun said concrete and sustainable post-conflict reconstruction is required to address the interlinked causes of political violence and under-development, and prevent relapse into conflict in the Horn of Africa.

02 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa — IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is spearheading two initiatives in Ethiopia to assist returnees and build youth resilience to prevent irregular migration in the future.

The Organization recently entered into an agreement with Penda Manufacturing PLC, a paper recycling company in Addis Ababa. In cooperation with the Addis Ababa City Administration, the company collects paper from 7000 micro enterprise collectors working in the city.

02 Nov 2018 description

This week, the United States Government is handing over three newly constructed Health Centers to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. The new health centers were constructed through U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

01 Nov 2018 description

Uta Henrich | Published 01. Nov 2018

It is one of the crucial questions of aid work: Will people really be better off after receiving help? The Congolese residents of Sherkole camp in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region might have some answers.

“When we crossed the border, we had nothing. We were simply lucky to have escaped.” Emmanuel of the Democratic Republic of Congo is 22. He and his mother arrived Ethiopia in 2007. As we are walking and talking, Emmanuel is propelling himself on crutches. His injury tells the story of why he had to flee from DR Congo.

01 Nov 2018 description
report World Vision

Inter-communal violence earlier this year displaced nearly a million people in Gedeo and West Guji zones in southern Ethiopia.

Learning for hundreds of thousands of children was completely interrupted. Reports by the national education cluster indicate that 46 schools suffered extensive damage to school buildings and learning materials, as well as sanitation facilities.

World Vision estimates that 40,000 pre-primary and primary school children in West Guji alone missed at least five months of schooling due to the conflict.

25 Oct 2018 description

Hossena, Ethiopia – In 2009, ICARDA introduced community-based breeding program in Ethiopia. Commonly known by its acronym CBBP, the initiative combines selective breeding programs based on production parameters, including body weight and ability to produce offspring. This results in increased productivity and reduced mortality of sheep and goats. More than 30 programs have sprung up since then.

23 Oct 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 22/2018 Ethiopian peacekeeping force to Sudan’s disputed region of Abyei has brought success in stabilizing the region, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Ethiopia is one of the top troop contributing countries to the United Nations (UN) with more than 8,300 peacekeepers on the ground, the country’s troops are discharging the responsibility in Abyei, it was learned.

A press release sent to ENA said that Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan, Shiferaw Jarso discussed on the spot with member of the peacekeeping force on the role of the mission.

23 Oct 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 22/2018 The Government of Ethiopian and Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) have signed a peace deal on Sunday in Asmara, Eritrea that culminated one of the oldest arms struggle in Ethiopia, according to MoFA.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu led the Ethiopian delegation accompanied by Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide and Vice President of Somali Region, Mustafe Mohamed where as on the ONLF side led by the Chairman, Admiral Mohamed Umer Usman.

23 Oct 2018 description
report Columbia University

A year-long program for adolescent girl refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa successfully promoted healthy transitions to adulthood within the evaluation period, according to the results of randomized controlled trials in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The studies, which appear in BMJ: Global Health, were led by researchers in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.