This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 to 31 October 2017.
The Government, with support from humanitarian partners, continue to address the triple challenge of drought, flood and inter-communal conflict, but resources are stretched.
Addis Ababa, 15 November 2017 – Today, Ethiopia celebrated World Toilet Day by holding a half-day workshop with the theme “Safe Disposal of Child Faeces.”
Addis Ababa November 07/2017 Ethiopia is preparing its first-ever National Food and Nutrition Policy to fulfill the nation's ambition to end malnutrition and stunting by 2030, the Ministry of Health said.
Nutrition case team coordinator at the Ministry Birara Melesse told ENA that the policy focuses on reducing malnutrition, stunting and other nutrition related problems among children and mothers.
The policy will also focus on complimentary feeding for children under five as these periods are crucial for children’s healthy growth, he mentioned.
Addis Ababa November 1,2017 Some 30 million Birr was donated for the rehabilitation of citizens displaced due to conflicts between the administrative border of Oromia and Somali regional states, the Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said.
The regional governments of Amhara, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) are the states that extended the assistance - each contributing 10 million Birr.
Addis Ababa November 1,2017 An Ethiopian medical team deployed to provide medical humanitarian aid to victims of the horrendous terroristic attack that killed over 300 in Mogadishu has returned yesterday.
The 4 person surgeon team that has been rendering medical humanitarian aid for 8 days was dispatched in response to the request of Somalia's government for medical assistance.
Ethiopian government officials received the medical team upon their arrival at Bole International Airport.