Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- The Crisis Below the Headlines: Conflict Displacement in Ethiopia
- Ethiopia - Council conclusions (19 November 2018)
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #10 – Reporting Period: October 2018
- World Vision East Africa Region Situation Report | October 1 - October 31, 2018
24 October 2017, Addis Ababa: Today, as the world commemorates World Polio Day, we, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Rotary International, reaffirm our commitment to building on the success of our joint polio eradication efforts and sustaining the polio free status of the country.
More than 70 Rotarians from the United States and Canada are working with fellow Rotarians, volunteers, and health workers to administer the oral polio vaccine to children as part of a nationwide immunization campaign in Ethiopia 18-20 October.
Ezra Teshome of the Rotary Club of Seattle, who has led seven other immunization campaigns in Ethiopia, is leading the group. Teshome emigrated to the United States from Ethiopia in 1971.
"This is a historic opportunity to end polio in my former homeland - and worldwide," he says.
Wayne Hearn, The Rotarian
By Vukoni Lupa-Lasaga
More than 100,000 health workers and volunteers participated in three days of door-to-door national polio immunizations targeting 16 million children under age five in Ethiopia at the end of October.
Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis launched the event at the National Palace in the capital, Addis Ababa, on 26 October, two days ahead of the official start date.
Part of rapid response plan to stem the spread of the virus in previously polio-free countries
(EVANSTON, IL, USA - 22 March 2005) Rotary International today approved a US$500,000 grant to the World Health organization in response to two children that recently contracted polio in Ethiopia. The money will be used to support massive polio immunization campaigns in Ethiopia during early April and May.
This marks the first time the virus has been reported in that country in four years.