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
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- Ethiopia: Some 1,786 Displaced Persons Return Home
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia: West Guji Zone - Ongoing Humanitarian Activities Overview (as of 15 Sep 2018)
- Ethiopia: Mass arbitrary arrests and detentions of youth threaten a new era of human rights gains
Addis Ababa - An additional 641 Ethiopian civilians were repatriated Saturday from Eritrea, bringing the total number returned home within a week under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to 2,055.
New documents available on the EHA website:
Two consultants from UNICEF and WHO carried out an assessment of the emergency response in the Somali region of Ethiopia in August this year.1 The objectives of the assessment were:
i) to provide an overview of the humanitarian response to date, and
ii) to outline the major problems hindering an effective response.
Table of Contents
2. Summary of issues and action proposals
3. NGO/CSO views as expressed in their responses to the questionnaire
By Evelyn Leopold
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 29 Reuters) - The United States has introduced a resolution to lift the arms embargo against Ethiopia and Eritrea because of their recently-signed peace accord to end their two-year old border war.
U.S. officials had wanted a vote on the measure on Friday but council members said they preferred to consider the controversy next week. Canada and the Netherlands, who have peacekeepers in the two Horn of Africa nations, oppose ending the embargo until May when it is due to expire.
UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION
Top military officials from Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed at a meeting in Nairobi today to give United Nations peacekeepers greater freedom of movement between the two formerly warring countries.
DEBRE TABOR, Ethiopia - Barefooted, her baby strapped on her back, Efenshe Aweke walked three hours or so to reach this northern Ethiopian town. In her tattered dress, she stands in a food-assistance line.
The Africa Food Security Initiative (AFSI) is part of a broad collaboration between African governments and the United States to promote agriculture and food security as a means to improve childhood nutrition, generate income for rural families and combat hunger. The Africa Food Security Initiative is an important complement to the President's Greater Horn of Africa Initiative that is working to promote regional cooperation and prevent crises and conflict in the Greater Horn.
ADDIS ABABA (Dec. 26) XINHUA - An additional land access route linking Ethiopia and Eritrea has been opened in the western front, an official from the Ethiopian Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.
Head of Foreign Relations and Peacekeeping Department in the ministry Getachew Teferra said that the access route along the Humera-Omhajer crossing was opened in accordance with an agreement, which was reached in Nairobi, Kenya on December 2 at the first meeting of the Military Coordination Commission of United Nations Mission for Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).
Communication to the press No. 00/50
UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION
(Saturday, December 23, 2000)
In an Interview with local journalists on December 19, President Isaias Afewerki affirmed that the comprehensive peace agreement reached between Eritrea and Ethiopia to resolve the border dispute can only be implemented by peaceful and legal means based on colonial boundaries.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Some 149 people, most of them children, have been killed so far this year by landmines left behind by the border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Geneva (ICRC) - On Saturday 23 December, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) began, after a slight delay due to a technical problem of the airplane, repatriating some 700 Eritrean and Ethiopian prisoners of war, starting with the sick and seriously wounded. The operation, which will continue over the coming weekend, involves an ICRC-chartered transport aircraft making several trips between the two capitals, Addis Ababa and Asmara. Ahead of each flight, ICRC delegates hold private interviews with the POWs to check that they are all returning voluntarily.
Population: 10,000,000 (revised June appeal; includes approx. 2,000,000 previously considered at risk)
Areas: Somali, Oromiya, Tigray, Amhara, Afar Gambella, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPRs)
Affected children under five years: 1,700,000
Pregnant/lactating women: 850,000
IDP Population in Afar and Tigray: 348,000 (272,000 assisted by WFP)
Deportee Population in Tigray: 28,000 since June 2000
1. Recent Developments
This report includes: (A) Sierra Leone (B) Sudan (C) Angola (D)Ethiopia (E) Burundi (F) Vietnam (G)Laos (H)New contributions
NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Ethiopia and Eritrea Sign Agreement to End Two Year Border Conflict
Rome, 21 December 2000 - Some 28 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe food shortages as serious food supply problems persist in a number of countries, mainly because of prolonged drought and civil strife, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The situation is most critical in eastern Africa, where 20 million people face serious food shortages that will require continued food aid well into 2001.