Ethiopia has established a high level national taskforce to prevent Ebola virus that has occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Briefing journalists, Public Health Institute Director-General Dr. Eba Abate said similar taskforces formed in regions are making preparations to prevent the virus.
According to him, the contribution of Ethiopia to the 2014-15 outbreaks in West Africa "has given us a good experience that helps to preventing the disease."
There are four refugee camps under Shire refugee operation in Tigray Regional State located in the Northern part of Ethiopia. In 2017, Standardized Expanded Nutrition Surveys (SENS) were conducted by UNHCR in collaboration with WFP and ARRA from June 19th to 15th July 2017 in Mai aini, Adi_Harush, Shimelba and Hitsats camps.
Aysaita and Berhale refugee camps are situated in Afar regional state which is located in the north-east part of Ethiopia. In 2017, Standardized Expanded Nutrition Surveys (SENS) were conducted by UNHCR in collaboration with WFP, ARRA and GOAL from 22nd August to 3rd of September 2017 in both camps.
Jigjiga May 11/2018 Refugees from Somalia who have been living in camps for over 20 years in Ethiopia have appreciated the measure the government has taken to integrate refugees with host communities.
A forum on refugee response framework was conducted in Jigjiga yesterday.
During the launching of the forum, it was stated that refugees would be able to have access to employment opportunities by getting organized into cooperatives and integrate with the community.
Refugees have expressed their appreciation for the government for implementing the program.