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S. Sudan leader urges clashes end

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...

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Ethiopia

ICRC provides assistance to flood victims in Somali region

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...

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Flood kills twenty people in Dire Dawa town

At least 20 people, including six children, were killed in flush floods last on Friday after an intense and sudden downpour in Dire Dawa. Hospital officials in the town, about 520 kilometres from the...

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Overcoming the water problem

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...

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia: ERCS, ICRC hand over various projects in Tigray

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...

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Togo

AU confirms suspension of Togo

The chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Alpha Oumar Konare, last week stressed the commitment of the AU to find a solution to the crisis in Togo, in particular through the...

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Malaria continues to pose a serious health hazard

By Yohannes Ruphael The United Nations warned last week that a major malaria epidemic was threatening six million people and that 4.9 million dollars is needed to buy drugs and equipment and to train...

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Ethiopia

Sweden steps up support to Ethiopia

The Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) yesterday signed co-operation agreements with nine Non-Governmental Organizations on support amounting to 145 million birr for the development...

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia: UN aid team goes to Somali region

Aiming to avert a potential humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations aid coordinators have opened an office in the Somali region of Ethiopia to provide assistance in the areas devastated by drought. ...

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Ethiopia

WFP to feed 62,000 Ethiopians

The United Nations World Food Programme said last Friday that it would continue to feed a total of 62,000 Ethiopians uprooted by the border war with Eritrea, down from 76,500 Ethiopians displaced by...

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia: The water problem in Harar reaches a critical stage

The problem of potable water in Harar town, which has been persisting for more than a decade, has now reached a critical stage. At a meeting held on February 13, 2004, the town's Water Supply and...

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Malaria becomes serious health hazard

Malaria transmission in Ethiopia is mainly seasonal and unstable in character. However, there are areas where malaria is transmitted throughout the year. The peak transmission seasons are from...

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia: "We still need food aid!"

By Yohannes Ruphael An appeal for food was once again made last week by the government. This year's need, however, is said to be less than that of last year. According to Simon Mechale, Commissioner...

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Ethiopia

UK contributes 2,500,000 dollars to fight malaria in Ethiopia

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has agreed to fund a UNICEF Emergency Malaria Intervention project in Ethiopia with $2,500,000 (approx ETB 21 million). The British Ambassador...

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Ethiopia

Austria donates 200,000 Euros emergency food aid to Ethiopia

Austria has -- via the UN World Food Program -- donated 200,000 euros for food aid in Ethiopia. With this amount, a press release said, Austria will support the current emergency operation "Relief...

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