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29 Dec 2009 description

date 2009-12-29 13:00 name Spokesperson's Office

1. With regard to worsening food crisis in the Horn of Africa, caused by continuous drought, the Government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide 700,000 dollars in emergency aid - 300,000 dollars to Ethiopia, 200,000 dollars to Kenya, and 200,000 dollars to Somalia - through the World Food Programme (WFP) in order to support efforts to overcome food crisis in the Horn of Africa and join the international community in its humanitarian assistance activities.


28 Dec 2009 description

Yemen, a fragile state and the poorest country in the Middle East, faces a myriad of development challenges, dwindling water and oil reserves, and an enormous migratory burden. Yemen provides prima facie refugee status to Somalis, who have traditionally been the largest group of people arriving on Yemen's shores. Drought and lack of economic opportunities in the Horn of Africa is however driving increasing numbers of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers towards Yemen.

Five thousand Ethiopians are stranded in Yemen as a result of the continuing conflict in north Yemen.

26 Dec 2009 description

Addis Ababa, December 26, 2009 (Addis Ababa) An Israeli delegation head said the Israeli government is committed to expand and diversify its cooperation with Ethiopia especially in agriculture technology transfer.

In an exclusive interview with ENA over the weekend, delegation head, ZVI Herman said as agriculture is the driving sector for all spheres his government is closely working with Ethiopia to diversify its cooperation in this regard.

Ethiopia has immense potential and is doing well in developing the agriculture sector, the head said, adding, his government is sharing rich …

25 Dec 2009 description

Bahir Dar, December 25, 2009 (Bahir Dar) - Save the Children-Norway, an international humanitarian organization, and two bureaus of the Amhara State sign 40.5 million Birr worth project agreement to enable the former support on-going efforts toward ensuring quality education across the state.

The organization signed the four-year quality assurance project with the Education and Finance and Economic Development Bureaus of the regional government.

Save the Children-Norway Country Director Representative, Solomon Kelkay said the project aims at ensuring the quality of education in the …

24 Dec 2009 description

Addis Ababa, December 24, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - Ministry of Health handed over on Thursday seven vehicles, which were secured from UNICEF, to Health Bureau of the Somali State.

Handing over the donation, UNICEF representative said the UN agency will remain an active partner of the ministry and health bureaus of the regional states.

The vehicles will contribute a lot in expanding movable healthcare services across the regional state, the representative said, adding UNICEF will continue assisting the region toward improve health service provisions.

Speaking at the occasion, director …

23 Dec 2009 description

23 December 2009, Addis Ababa: Today, Ethiopia concluded a one and a half day national inception workshop by launching a joint programme on children, food security and nutrition by Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Federal Ministry of Health, the UN Resident Coordinator's Office, UNICEF, WFP, WHO and FAO with a generous contribution of 7 million USD received from the Spanish government.

The workshop that was underway starting 22 December at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) aims to provide in-depth information about overall objectives and key …

11 Dec 2009 description

Addis Ababa, December 11, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia here on Thursday provided two ambulances worth 63,035 USD in donation to the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS).

According to a statement the embassy sent to ENA, the donation is part of Japan's support to ERCS.

It said objective of the donation is to improve access to emergency medical services.

The embassy, cooperating with ERCS, will make more ambulances available throughout Ethiopia and extend its effort to improve emergency medical services and thus help people, the statement said.


09 Dec 2009 description

December 9, 2009, Addis Ababa: Before departing today from a five-day trip to Ethiopia, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, Ertharin Cousin announced an additional contribution of $70 million to the World Food Program (WFP) to assist the emergency caseload for relief beneficiaries in this country. The contribution is provided from the American people through the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID).

07 Dec 2009 description
report Government of Italy

Rome December 7, 2009 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 800.000 euros to OCHA in response to urgent humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, following the "Humanitarian Requirements" developed by the local government in cooperation with the United Nations and will finance the fund named "Humanitarian Response Fund".

02 Dec 2009 description


01 Dec 2009 description

December 1, 2009 Vienna, Austria - The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) yesterday signed three grant agreements relating to important worldwide health initiatives. The agreements were signed on behalf of OFID by Mr. Suleiman J. Al-Herbish, Director-General, and by HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF); Professor Claude Le Coultre, Chairwoman of the Board of the International Committee of the Red Cross Special Fund for the Disabled (IFRC/SFD); and Dr.

26 Nov 2009 description

Press release No.: IFAD/59/09

Rome, 26 November 2009 - A US$19.5 million loan and a US$19.5 million grant from IFAD to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will support the delivery of basic social services to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country - pastoralists and their families.

After the success of its first phase, the Pastoral Community Development Project will extend its reach to three times as many households.

Operations will be extended to 57 districts of the Afar, Oromia, Somali and Southern regions, which account for about 45 per cent of …

19 Nov 2009 description

November 19, 2009 - Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Health Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom and Country Director of the United States' Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Kenyon, today broke ground on the construction of a new Integrated Outpatient Department Annex within the compound of Zewditu MemorialHospital.

19 Nov 2009 description
  • Así lo ha anunciado hoy, la Secretaria de Estado de Cooperación Internacional, Soraya Rodríguez, desde Roma, en donde participa en la Cumbre Mundial de Seguridad Alimentaria

    - España responde de este modo al llamamiento del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de Naciones Unidas para paliar la falta de alimentos en Kenia, Etiopía y Somalia

    - España acude a la cumbre Mundial de Seguridad Alimentaria de Roma con el mensaje en el que insistirá al frente de su Presidencia de la Unión Europea: hacer de la lucha contra el hambre una prioridad absoluta para la comunidad …

12 Nov 2009 description

Program to Build on Successes Made by Ethiopia against Ancient Killer

NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Addis Ababa (U.S. Embassy) - The American people, through the U.S.

05 Nov 2009 description

American people respond to needs of Ethiopians

NOVEMBER 5, 2009 Addis Ababa (U.S. Embassy) - The American people, through the U.S.

02 Nov 2009 description

U.S. Commemorates World Pneumonia Day in Ethiopia

NOVEMBER 2, 2009 Addis Ababa (U.S. Embassy) - On the first-ever World Pneumonia Day, the United States and countries around the world are observing this day as an opportunity to raise global awareness of pneumonia and reaffirm the commitment to save the lives of children.

"A majority of child deaths can be prevented through vaccines, early diagnosis and proper treatment with antibiotics that cost less than a dollar," said USAID Mission Director Thomas H. Staal.

23 Oct 2009 description

Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power, today responded rapidly to the emerging food crisis in Ethiopia with the announcement of €1.35 million in humanitarian assistance.

Figures released by the Ethiopian Government yesterday (October 22) indicate that the number of people in need of emergency food relief has risen to 6.2 million.

Commenting on the crisis, Minister Power said:

"I am deeply concerned about the increase in the number of Ethiopians facing food shortages.

22 Oct 2009 description


The overall poor performance of the 2009 belg/gu/ganna/sugum rains further deteriorated the food security situation during the first half of 2009. The number of beneficiaries increased from 4.9 million in January 2009 to 5.3 million in May due to prevailing food insecurity.

22 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2010/111/AFR

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2009 - The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a $350 million grant and a $130 million credit from the International Development Association to the Government of Ethiopia to support an innovative program that is keeping millions of families out of extreme poverty and helping them to achieve food security.

This financing is for the third phase of the Government of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) which provides transfers to 7.6 million rural citizens in 292 woredas in Afar, Amhara, Dire …