The new southern Sudanese leader, Salva
Kiir, has urged the African Council of Churches to help stop violence that
has left more than 100 people dead.
The Council is now considering sending a multi-faith team of Christian and Muslim leaders to the capital Khartoum.
The clashes between southern Sudanese and northern Arabs followed Saturday's death of southern leader John Garang.
The US has expressed deep concerns over the situation. Its two envoys are due to meet President Omar al-Bashir.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with the Gode sub-branch of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) last week carried out an emergency assistance to some 1,255 vulnerable households that were affected by the flood in Kelafo, Gode Zone (Somali Region). The assistance benefited 19 flooded or partly flooded villages on the west bank of the WabiShebele river.
The relief assistance, which consisted of non-food items, was intended to speed the recovery of the flood-stricken population.
At least 20 people, including six children, were killed in flush floods last on Friday after an intense and sudden downpour in Dire Dawa.
By Yohannes Ruphael
The Ministry of Water Resources recently disclosed that it needed some 7.6 billion dollars to harness the country's rivers and aquifers.
The water problem has of late become of great concern not only to Ethiopia but also to many African countries. At a recent conference attended by 1000 delegates in Addis Ababa, water experts said that Africa was facing a water crisis affecting 300 million people.
A recent WHO/UNICEF report reveals that more than 2.6 billion people in the world do not have basic sanitation and more than one billion people still use unsafe …
The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have handed over a health center built in Fatsi, in Gulomekeda Woreda in Tigray region at a cost of 1,800 000 birr.