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
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia: Investigate police conduct after deaths of five people protesting ethnic clashes
- WFP Ethiopia: Food and Nutrition Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in East and West Hararghe zones - September 2018
- Ethiopia - New episode of ethnic violence (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has sent emergency supplies to Addis Abba in response to a request from the Government of Ethiopia, following the drought crisis affecting the Horn of Africa including Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. The aid supplies, worth 40 million JPY (USD 525,000), arrived in the country on 10 September 2011. All goods are to be distributed through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Somali refugee camps in the Dollo Ado area.
It is a natural resource taken for granted in industrialized countries, but a day long struggle in many areas of the world just to obtain a few drops.
In North America and Japan people use 350 litres a day and it takes another 13,000 litres to produce just one kilo of beef for the dinner table.
In contrast, nearly half the world's population live on the edge of squalor because of the lack of it and nearly two million people die each year from related diseases, including 3,900 children a day.
But with a burgeoning global population, the increasing demands of agriculture and …
The teff or wheat harvest has been collected and the parched land is bathed in a golden hue. Dust clouds swirl around the school house in advance of the forthcoming rains.
Elders in the small Ethiopian village of Fachiso say they cannot remember a single person from the community, sitting on the floor of Africa's Great Rift Valley, ever attending school but that all changed recently.
A four-room primary school opened last year on the outskirts of the village and 103 pupils aged from 7 to 14 enrolled to learn math, science and language.
Early in the morning on August 6, massive flooding occurred in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, resulting in an estimated 256 deaths and 250 persons missing as of August 14. Moreover, as many as 15,000 to 20,000 persons have been displaced due to the loss of their homes and are now living in shelters.
Dire Dawa is the second largest city in Ethiopia and is located about 500 kilometers east of the nation's capital, Addis Ababa. Ethiopia typically experiences a rainy season from the end of June until late September.