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16 Sep 2018 description
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There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ending decades of simmering conflict.

Saudi Arabia facilitated the agreement, and in a message on Twitter, the Foreign Ministry said that the accord, signed in Jeddah “is a historic milestone for the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea, and will contribute to strengthening security and stability in the region at large”.

24 Jun 2018 description
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One person has reportedly died, and dozens were injured after an explosion ripped through a large crowd at a rally for the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia on Saturday, which the UN chief described as a matter of “grave concern”.

Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the act of violence, which – according to news reports - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, described as “an unsuccessful attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia united”.

15 Feb 2017 description
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14 février 2017 – Le Bangladesh, la Côte d'Ivoire, l'Éthiopie, le Ghana, l'Inde, le Malawi, le Nigéria, la Tanzanie et l'Ouganda se sont engagés mardi à réduire de moitié la mortalité des femmes enceintes et des nouveaux nés dans les établissements de santé d'ici 2022 en rejoignant un réseau de santé créé avec l'appui de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).

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31 January 2016 – The international community must stand with the people of Ethiopia in their time of need, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging donors gathered in Addis Ababa to step up assistance to the drought-hit country, which is battling the effects of one of the most powerful El Niño events in recorded history, made worse by the impact of climate change.

09 Dec 2015 description
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8 December 2015 – The United Nations today stepped up its efforts to mitigate the effects of the worst drought to strike Ethiopia in 30 years, with an appeal from the heads of four UN humanitarian bodies for massive international funding now to pre-empt the high risk of death and large scale suffering later.

“We know this is coming. We know how to prevent it. We simply have to act, now,” they wrote in an opinion article for the Huffington Post.

17 Mar 2012 description
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Ethiopia and Eritrea to avoid any action that could escalate tensions between the Horn of Africa neighbours, following Ethiopia’s attack yesterday on military bases in Eritrea.

“The Secretary-General has urged both sides to exercise maximum restraint,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Martin Nesirky, told reporters in New York.

“He calls on Ethiopia and Eritrea to resolve their differences through peaceful means and to avoid any action that could lead to an escalation of tensions,” he added.

01 Feb 2012 description
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31 January 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon celebrated the benefits that books can bring to young people as he opened a library at an Ethiopian primary school that has been established under an innovative United Nations scheme.

At a ceremony yesterday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, Mr. Ban took part in the hand over of a “Thank You Small Library (TYSL),” which will now be used by the roughly 1,200 pupils attending Keykokeb primary school.

24 Aug 2011 description
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The United Nations has deployed an emergency team to south-eastern Ethiopia where 18,000 new refugees fleeing drought, famine and conflict in Somalia have recently poured in, compounding a situation already fraught with high mortality from malnutrition and measles.

26 May 2011 description
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Visiting health workers in Ethiopia today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spotlighted the progress made in improving the health of women and children, while also stressing the need to do more to avoid needless deaths.

“We have seen so many women and children dying needlessly from preventable diseases,” Mr. Ban told reporters at the Ambo Mesk health post in Bahir Dar, in Ethiopia’s northern state of Amhara.

17 May 2011 description
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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed that one if its staff members was killed and two others remain missing after an ambush in Ethiopia’s remote Somali region. Farhan Hamsa, who worked as a driver for WFP, died on Friday when unknown assailants attacked an agency convoy that was on a monitoring mission, WFP reported in a statement.

29 Apr 2011 description
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United Nations humanitarian agencies are calling for increased assistance to an estimated 2 million people affected by drought in the Horn of Africa country, where emergency conditions are projected to persist until the next rainy season arrives in October. Water is being transported by truck to drought-hit residents of the southern and south-eastern lowlands of the country, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said in an update issued today.

07 Jul 2010 description
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7 July 2010 - The United Nations agency tasked with promoting universal education today warned that a lack of adequate funding is undermining efforts by African countries to have an estimated 32 million children who are currently out of school back into classrooms.

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sounded the alarm as leaders from across Africa prepare to attend the World Cup education summit on Sunday, the day of the final football match, in Pretoria, South Africa.

The education summit, convened by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, marks a …

08 Dec 2009 description
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Some 4.8 million Ethiopians will require emergency food and related aid costing $270 million for the first six months of 2010 in a country already plagued by prolonged drought and crop failure, according to United Nations estimates released today.

"Despite the collaborative efforts of the Government and humanitarian partners to address ongoing humanitarian challenges in Ethiopia, humanitarian needs are expected to remain," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, citing a joint plan led by Ethiopian authorities, UN agencies, …

12 May 2009 description
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Senior United Nations officials today highlighted the need for significant resources to help over 19 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia who require humanitarian aid due the effects of conflict and drought.

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes told a news conference in Geneva that the situation in Ethiopia, which has faced several years of drought and more recently high food prices, could deteriorate over the next few months.

There were concerns that less than expected rainfall could lead to poor harvests and there would be an increased need for food …

20 Nov 2008 description
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United Nations humanitarian agencies are preparing to send emergency supplies to southern and eastern Ethiopia, where flash floods following heavy rains have displaced locals and damaged about 2,000 hectares of cropland.

Food, water, health care and other non-food items are needed to help the inhabitants of the Somali and Oromiya administrative regions of Ethiopia, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.

26 Aug 2008 description
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The United Nations relief chief will travel to Ethiopia next week to assess the situation in the Horn of Africa country first-hand, where millions of people need humanitarian aid because of a devastating drought and the soaring prices of many basic foods.

John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, is slated to arrive in Ethiopia next Monday and hold talks with Government officials, relief groups and individuals affected by the drought and food crisis.

Mr.

23 May 2008 description
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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today that it is concerned by conditions in Ethiopia and that the situation will deteriorate further without an immediate infusion of resources to carry out life-saving interventions.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that eight million Ethiopians are chronically food insecure and at least 3.4 million Ethiopians are in need of emergency food relief - a figure that is likely to rise.

14 Jan 2008 description
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The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated nearly $600,000 to provide Ethiopians in the country's strife-torn Somali region with food aid.

The funds will be used by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to help Ethiopian authorities deliver WFP food to the Somali region, where conflict between Government forces and the Ogaden National Liberation Front has intensified this year.

To date, WFP has provided almost 17,000 metric tons of food for the five zones under military operations, though it notes that a shortage of military escorts continues to hamper …

10 Jan 2008 description
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With nearly 60 countries, mostly in Africa, facing crippling health care shortages, and the global deficit of workers in the sector put at 4 million, the United Nations is pushing ahead with a so-called task shifting programme to quickly train primary care personnel.

At the first-ever international conference on task shifting this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, co-sponsored by the UN World Health Organization (WHO), some 350 health ministers, public health leaders and HIV/AIDS experts are seeking to scale up access to HIV/AIDS treatment and, at the same time, expand the global health …

31 Dec 2007 description
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United Nations officials are increasingly concerned about food security in Ethiopia's impoverished Somali region where conflict between Government forces and the Ogaden National Liberation Front has intensified this year.

The humanitarian situation in the region has been compounded by poor rains and the decreasing availability of pasture and water, while food prices are being pushed up by restrictions on the cross-border movement of goods, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

OCHA noted that there have been some reported cases of …