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19 Sep 2003 description
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By Mengistu Woube

The Horn of Africa, which includes Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Djibouti, is the primordial home of homo sapiens and an early outpost of human civilisation as recent archaeological finds confirm. The Horn is a region of great geographical diversity, rich in natural resources and inhabited by different ethnic groups who are engaged in different economic activities.

05 Sep 2003 description
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The Central Organ of the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution held its 94th ordinary session at ambassadorial level in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last Friday.

The session was chaired by Ambassador Dr.

21 Mar 2003 description
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The Interim Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Amara Essy, expressed his concern over the reported violations of the Declaration of Cessation of Hostilities signed on the 27th October 2002, in Eldoret, Kenya, by all the Somali Leaders attending the Somalia National Reconciliation Conference, the African Union Said in a statement.

The African Union strongly condemned these violations, which are causing unnecessary loss of life and the destruction of property, as well as tremendous suffering to the people of Somalia. Such violations undermined the ongoing Reconciliation …

21 Mar 2003 description
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The United Nations World Food Programme announced on Monday that a donation from the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of 360 metric tons of dates to WFP for the Somali and Sudanese refugees living in camps in Ethiopia. The dates are valued at more than US$ 460,000 and are being distributed this month, the WFP said in a press release.

24 May 2002 description
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UN Mine Action Group to Visit Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Mine Action Office (EMAO) said Ethiopia is giving some thought to the establishment of a de-mining training center for the Eastern Africa region, head of the department of mine awareness with EMAO told Addis Tribune.

Berhane Achame said east African countries are obliged to send their experts abroad to obtain training in de-mining and the establishment of the training institute would help greatly in reducing expenses and in facilitating the speedy de-mining of the hundreds of thousands of mines laid in the region.

15 Mar 2002 description
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The Branch Office in Ethiopia of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR-BOE) announced Yesterday that a core contribution of 125 million US Dollars made by the United States Government to UNHCR for its 2002 annual programme.

Of this amount, USD 4million equivalent to ETB 34,232,000 is earmarked for country programmes in Ethiopia for the year 2002.

"The US Government and UNHCR agreed on the vital importance of addressing the physical security needs of refugees, in addition to their legal protection needs, by promoting further, refugee protection - the core …

22 Jun 2001 description
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UNHCR Representative to Ethiopia said the number of refugees in Ethiopia has continued to decline in recent years to some 190,000 today. Speaking on the celebration of the first World Refugee Day, Mrs. Zobida Hassim Ashagrie, said the number of refugees living in Ethiopia is expected to go further down by the end of this year, following the planned voluntery repatriation of some 70,000 Somali refugess, of which some 10,000 have already left. "In 10 days to be exact, we will be able to close Teferiber and Darwanaji refugee camps.

19 Jan 2001 description
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The United Nations World Food Programme announced yesterday that it has completed the distribution of 1,000 metric tons of dates, valued at US $693,000 and contributed by the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to WFP in time for Ramadan celebrations to refugees in Djibouti and Ethiopia, a news release of WFP said.

According to the release, this is the second consecutive year that the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made such a generous and timely contribution.

The release said WFP Ethiopia delivered 850 metric tons of dates to the 124,000 Somali refugees living in eight camps in the …

03 Nov 2000 description
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The United Nations World Food Programme has announced contribution from the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of 1,000 tonnes of dates to WFP for the Somali refugees living in refuge camps in Ethiopia and Djibouti.

08 Sep 2000 description
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By Our Staff Reporter

Fourteen young camp Sadako volunteers from Ethiopia, South Korea, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, the USA, France, Switzerland, Austria and New Zealand returned last week to Addis Ababa after a one month field mission to refugee camps in eastern and western Ethiopia.

The Camp Sadako programme, launched in 1993 by Sadako Ogata, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is designed to educate young people internationally about the plight of refugees, so they can raise awareness of refugee issues in their home countries.

23 Jun 2000 description
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Addis Tribune (Addis Ababa)