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17 Apr 2017 description

Addis Ababa April 17, 2017 High level health officials from three neighboring countries have praised Ethiopia for the care and support the country is providing for refugees.

The officials from Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, who talked to ENA, said Ethiopia is a showcase for hosting and treating refugees by enabling them to feel at home.

Head of Planning, Policy and Partnership Affairs Division at the Somalia Ministry of Health, Muhammad Abdullahi said Ethiopia has sheltered thousands of Somali citizens who fled the civil war and the recurrent drought.

29 Dec 2016 description

Addis Ababa December 29/ 2016 A new World Bank (WB) funded project promises improved living conditions for refugees camped across five regional states in Ethiopia.

The Bank offered 100 million USD to implement "Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) In the Horn of Africa."

Refugees sheltered in Afar, Tigray, Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz and Somali states, the five regional states hosting the refugees, and the host community will benefit from a range of development activities implemented by the funding.

04 Nov 2016 description

Africa and the African Union

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.

03 Dec 2013 description

Addis Ababa December 3/2013 Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs said over 100,000 additional refuges are expected to enter into the country in 2014. Administration Deputy Director Ayalew Awoke told ENA that 200 million USD is needed in a bid to provide basic services for the refugees excluding food. Ethiopia is now hosting 430,000 refugees from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan at refugee camps in Tigray, Benuishangul Gumuz, Afar and Somali states. He said 8,000 refugees in average are entering into the country per month, he said.

01 Aug 2013 description

The Joint Security Committee of Sudan and South Sudan held its second meeting in Juba on Tuesday and Wednesday this week (July 30-31). A joint communiqué issued this morning (August 1) by the official Sudan news agency, SUNA, said the two sides had agreed to cease immediately any support or harboring of rebel groups from either sides, and to prevent rebels or support for them from crossing the common border. They had also agreed to stop any travel documents being issued to members of rebel groups, and refrain from harboring elements that threaten the security of either country.

18 Mar 2013 description

Addis Abeba March 18/2013 Japan provided 540 million USD support for activities being carried out to maintain peace and stability in Africa. Spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Affairs Ministry, Masaru Sato told ENA that the support will be used to undertake activities to resolve conflict and help refugees and displaced persons. Some 190 million USD of the amount will be used to assist the displaced in West African countries.

10 Jan 2013 description

Addis Ababa January 10/2013 Germany has made available in 2012 additional 41.5 million Euro for the areas of food security, drought resilience and participatory forest management in Ethiopia, Embassy of Germany here said. According to a statement the Embassy sent to ENA, in addition one million Euro humanitarian assistance has been provided in the area of food assistance to Somali, Eritrean and Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia. The statement said the fund will be implemented by German and international development agencies.

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.

05 Mar 2012 description

Addis Ababa, March 6, 2012 (Addis Ababa) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir said his country will provide the necessary support towards success of construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as the Dam significantly contributes for the benefits of Sudan. According to a statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent to ENA on Tuesday, the president made the statement while receiving credential of the newly appointed Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan, Abadi Zemo.

30 Jan 2012 description

Addis Ababa, January 30, 2012 (Addis Ababa) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said as a result of the conflict and tense situation in the Sudan, an estimated 35,000 people were displaced and entered into Ethiopian refugee camps.

In his keynote address at the launch of the Iinternational Organization for Migrants (IOM) 2011 report here on Monday, the IOM has transported 17,000 Sudanese refugees from the different border enrty points to new transit centers in Ethiopia.

02 Nov 2011 description

Assosa, November 2, 2011 (Assosa) - The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) said the second refugee camp has been opened in MaoKomo Special Woreda of Benishangul Gumuz State. ARRA Deputy Director Ayalew Aweke said during a visit of over 30 officials and professionals drawn from the region and also the UNHCR to the refugee camp on Tuesday that more than 5,000 refugees live in the new camp.

The refugees, most of whom are women and children, were displaced from Blue Nile State of Sudan.

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.

17 Sep 2011 description

Addis Ababa, September 16, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) made available emergency relief supplies worth 526,000 to Somali refugees in Dollo Ado camps through the United High Commissioner for Refuges (UNHCR).

According to UNHCR, the number of Somali refugees in Dollo Ado camps in Ethiopia has now crossed the 120,000 mark.

Japanese deputy head of mission Yoshiki Ito handed over the relief supplies that include generators and tents to UNHCR representative Magda Medina here on Friday.

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.

22 Jun 2011 description

“Ethiopia will deploy one brigade - around 3,200 - troops to Abyei after both North and South Sudan fully withdraw their forces from the region’’ Ambassador Dina Mufti, Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesperson said.

On Tuesday he said that, Ethiopia will send a peace keeping mission to the Sudan’s contested region of Abyei after North and South Sudan on Monday signed an agreement in Addis Ababa-agreement to fully demilitarise the central region and allow in an Ethiopian peacekeeping force.

17 Mar 2011 description

Addis Ababa, March 17, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Ethiopia would extend support to ensure durable peace in Sudan.

While discussing with a Sudanese delegation led by country's Foreign Minister, Ali Karti on Thursday the premier said Ethiopia is keen to see peaceful and stable Sudan.

The premier said as stability in Sudan would mean a lot to Ethiopia and to the region, Ethiopia would do its level best for the same cause, according to a spokesperson from the ministry of foreign affairs.

After the discussion, the Sudanese FM told journalists that after …

09 Jan 2011 description

Addis Ababa, January 9, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Southern Sudanese people living in Ethiopia began casting votes in Addis Ababa, Gambella and Assosa on Sunday for the referendum.

The referendum is being organized by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC), a body independent from the governments of both Sudan and Southern Sudan.

Voting began in Ethiopia for Southern Sudanese Populations, who have been registered to vote in the 2011 Southern Sudanese Referendum, from 9 to 15 January 2011 in Addis Ababa, Gambella, and Assosa.

SSRC Representative in Ethiopia, Opiew Obang Kwot …

30 Dec 2010 description

Ethiopia has been exerting maximum effort towards the peaceful and successful completion of the Southern Sudan referendum.

While discussing with members of the Foreign, Defense and Security Affairs Standing Committee of the House of Peoples' Representatives here on Wednesday, African Affairs Director with the Ministry, Ambassador Negash Kibiret said that Ethiopia will provide the necessary support toward successful completion of the referendum.

Ambassador Negash said that preparations are underway to enable Southern Sudan citizens living in Ethiopia participate in the …

12 Nov 2010 description

Ethiopia and Kenya expressed their common desire on the establishment of a strong central government in Somalia.

While conferring with Kenyan Acting Foreign Minister, Prof.