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22 Feb 2017 description

UNSOM welcomes the following joint declaration from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in response to the current drought:

MOGADISHU DECLARATION ON REGIONAL COOPERATION ON THE CURRENT DROUGHT

04 Nov 2016 description

Africa and the African Union

15 Apr 2015 description

Kenya has offered a ten day amnesty to youngsters who have joined Al-Shabaab. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said on Tuesday (April 14) that the Government called upon all individuals who went to Somalia for training and now wish to disassociate themselves from terrorism to report to National government offices, to the County Commissioners in Nairobi, Mombasa and Garissa. He said the Government would consider granting amnesty and appropriate reintegration support.

01 Oct 2014 description

Addis Ababa September 25/2014 The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa program (SIMLESA) is working to improve farmers' productivity through supplying improved seed.

Improved maize and legumes seed have been released to farmers through the program since 2010, said Mulugetta Mekuria, the Program Coordinator.

The improved maize and legumes seed provides 20 percent and 15 percent respectively higher production per hectare than the seed previously used by farmers.

21 Aug 2014 description

Statement by the Governments of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen; the African Union; the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development; the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia; the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees upon conclusion of Ministerial Meeting of the High Commissioner’s Global Initiative on Somali Refugees in Addis Ababa on 20 August 2014

20 Jun 2014 description

Administration for Refugees and Returnees told reporters that currently Ethiopia hosts more than 563,000 refugees in 22 refugee camps. 240,000 refugees are from Somalia while refugees from South Sudan and Eritrean refugees constitute 181,000 and 95,000 respectively. In addition there are nearly 40,000 Sudanese refugees in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State and around 3,000 thousand from Kenya around Borena in Oromia Regional state. ARRA announced that large numbers of Eritrean, South Sudanese and Sudanese refuges are crossing the border to Ethiopia.

18 Apr 2012 description

Addis Ababa, April 13, 2012 (Addis Ababa) - The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) contributed more than 4.8 million US dollars to support the establishment of a humanitarian logistics hub and cargo in Djibouti by the World Food Program (WFP), WFP said.

According to a press release it sent to ENA on Friday, the logistics hub will enable WFP and the wider humanitarian community to store and transport humanitarian assistance for the region more efficiently and cost-effectively.

28 Oct 2011 description

Addis Ababa, October 27, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Japan and World Food Program in Rome, Italy on Thursday signed grant agreement amounting to 2.31 billion Japanese Yen to support the drought emergency response in the Horn of Africa, the Embassy said.

According to the press statement the Embassy sent to ENA on Thursday, the assistance will be channeled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan Somalia and South Sudan through WFP.

Out of the total assistance some 580 million Yen will go to Ethiopia to support people suffering from food shortage.

12 Sep 2011 description

Addis Ababa, September 8, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Japan provided emergency relief supplies worth half a million USD to Somali refugees in Dollo Ado camp in Ethiopia, the Embassy of Japan to Ethiopia said.

According to a statement the embassy sent to ENA on Thursday, the supplies include generators and tents.

The statement said the supplies will be made available by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with funds channeled through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

19 Aug 2011 description

Addis Ababa, August 19, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Agriculture State Minister Mitiku Kassa expressed commitment of the Ethiopian government to undertake successful activities in collaboration with international humanitarian agencies on issues related to humanitarian work.

The third World Humanitarian Day was marked here on Friday under the theme "People Helping People".

Mitiku on the occasion said the government is dedicated to ensure safety and security of humanitarian staff working within Ethiopia’s borders.

06 Jun 2011 description

Kenya and Ethiopia have agreed on measures to ease tensions along their border following deadly clashes between ethnic groups battling for scarce resources.

The Horn of Africa neighbors will revive a long dormant ministerial commission to take on a host of prickly bilateral issues.

Delegations of senior Ethiopian and Kenyan officials sat down together Thursday at an Addis Ababa hotel to revive a Joint Border Commission that last met in 2004.

01 Dec 2009 description

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Committee on Early Warning and Response (CEWARN) said it is taking measure to address conflicts along the border of member states.

Speaking at the 7th meeting of the Technical committee on Early Warning and Response here on Monday Ethiopian Special Envoy to IGAD ambassador Brook Debebe said the institutional capacity of CEWARN has been strengthening in handling conflict management.

Clashes among pastoralist communities mostly occur because of natural resources mainly pasture and water, he said and added these resources are further …

29 Oct 2009 description

Addis Ababa, October 29, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - Pastoralist Affairs Standing Committee of the House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) and a visiting Kenyan parliamentarian delegation held talks on Thursday on how to resolve erratic conflicts that occur among the pastoralist communities of the two countries, the HPR disclosed.

In its statement sent to ENA, the HPR said the two parties held fruitful discussions as to how to provide a lasting solution for sporadic conflicts that surface among the pastoralist communities of the neighboring countries mainly due to cattle rustling and …

19 Sep 2009 description

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2009 (Addis Ababa) The third annual meeting of FAO's Sub-regional office for Eastern Africa (SFE) here on Saturday has deliberated on ways of improving agriculture sector in the region .

SFE began its session with representatives from FAO offices in Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan agreeing upon strategic framework for coordinated interventions in the sub region.

Over the last five days, 50 participants have discussed major development issues facing the sub region's agriculture sector and participated in various …