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18 Jan 2019 description

Addis Ababa January 18/2019 Three UN entities continue implementing a capacity development project to support Ethiopia’s coherence policy formulation for sustainable development goals in four areas.

The United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) yesterday hosted a day-long workshop in Addis Ababa.

18 Jan 2019 description

Addis Ababa January 17/2019 The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved a draft bill on refugees today.

House Legal, Justice and Democratic Affairs Standing Committee Chairperson, Fozia Amin told members of the HPR that the objective of the bill is to fill the legal gaps that were not incorporated in the previous proclamation of Ethiopia which hosts more than 900,000 refugees.

17 Jan 2019 description

Nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services, a new report reveals

An estimated 36 million of a total population of 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they are deprived of basic goods and services in at least three dimensions, says a new report released today by the Central Statistical Agency and UNICEF.

03 Jan 2019 description

Addis Ababa January 02/2019 More than 400,000 compatriots displaced due to conflict along the border areas of Oromia and Somali regions have returned to their localities, according to Oromia Disaster Risk Management Commission.

Oromia Disaster Risk Management Commissioner, Mekonen Lenjisa told ENA that they returned to their former domiciles in Moyale, Borena, Guji, Bale, East and West Hararghe bordering woredas and kebeles.

27 Dec 2018 description

Addis Ababa December 26/2018 The Embassy of Republic of Korea and voluntary Korean companies in Ethiopia have extended humanitarian assistance today.

The support was provided in cash, provision of services and supply of goods by the embassy and eight Korean companies operating in Ethiopia, it was learned.

12 Dec 2018 description

Addis Ababa December 11/2018 The European Union wants to support Ethiopia in preventing illegal migration, European Commission Migration and Home Affairs Deputy Director-General Simon Mordue said.

Simon Mordue and Foreign Affairs State Minister Markos Tekle had meeting on the margins of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact of Migration in Marakesh, Morroco, according to a press statement of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

08 Dec 2018 description

Addis Ababa December 07/2018 Ethiopia and World Bank have signed 100-million USD loan agreement to finance the implementation of the Resilient Landscapes and Livelihoods Project today.

The loan will support the government’s effort in areas of climate resilience, land productivity and carbon storage as well as access to diversified livelihood activities in selected rural watersheds.

08 Dec 2018 description

Naivasha December 08/2018 Africa is still grappling with food insecurity despite its huge potential in agriculture which can enhance the economic growth and development, researchers noted.

Various factors are attributable to food insecurity in Africa, according to the researchers.

04 Dec 2018 description

Nairobi December 04/2018 More than 200 agricultural experts have gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss on ways of enhancing food security in Africa under the GlobE pan-African conference.

The conference is a platform for six German-African Research Networks that are working on food security research.

Africa needs to strength collaborations with partners to enhance food security, GlobE Pan-African conference initiative indicated.

28 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa November 27/2018 Ethiopia and Ireland have signed a grant agreement on productivity safety net program amounting to 10.4 million Euros today.

According to the agreement, the program aims to enhance and improve vulnerable and food insecure household’s livelihood, resilience to shocks, food security and nutrition.

26 Nov 2018 description

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 cluster co-chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 1 October to 15 November 2018.

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11 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa November 10/11/2018 Ethiopia needs multi-sectoral intervention to accelerate the reduction of stunting, according to researchers.

Despite Ethiopia’s remarkable achievements in reducing stunting to the lowest possible, its prevalence is still high by international standards.

Speaking to ENA, Dr. Kalle Hirvonen, Research Fellow at Ethiopian Strategic Support Program of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said Ethiopia needs multi-sectoral approach and the involvement of various actors in the fight to eliminate stunting.

08 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa November 7, 2018 Yellow fever epidemic has occurred in Wolayita Zone of the SNNPR, according to Ethiopian Public Health Institute.

Laboratory test conducted on blood specimen sent to Dakar, Senegal, has revealed the existence of yellow fever causing virus in the specimen, the institute stated in a press release it sent to ENA.

Some 35 citizens were suspected of carrying the disease during the last 3 months, it pointed out.

07 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa November 06/2018 Ethiopia is setting example for the world in sustainably managing the economic inclusion of refugees by balancing it with local demands, according to Ethiopian Investment Commission.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, EIC Deputy Commissioner of Anteneh Alemu said “what we are doing here is exemplary to the international community as to how to tackle the issue of migration.”

06 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 5/2018 Training on post-conflict recovery is being given to peacekeepers from nine African countries at the Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center (EPSTC).

Opening the 9th round training today, Peace Keeping Main Department Acting Director Birgadier-General Habtamu Tilahun said concrete and sustainable post-conflict reconstruction is required to address the interlinked causes of political violence and under-development, and prevent relapse into conflict in the Horn of Africa.

23 Oct 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 22/2018 Ethiopian peacekeeping force to Sudan’s disputed region of Abyei has brought success in stabilizing the region, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Ethiopia is one of the top troop contributing countries to the United Nations (UN) with more than 8,300 peacekeepers on the ground, the country’s troops are discharging the responsibility in Abyei, it was learned.

A press release sent to ENA said that Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan, Shiferaw Jarso discussed on the spot with member of the peacekeeping force on the role of the mission.

23 Oct 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 22/2018 The Government of Ethiopian and Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) have signed a peace deal on Sunday in Asmara, Eritrea that culminated one of the oldest arms struggle in Ethiopia, according to MoFA.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu led the Ethiopian delegation accompanied by Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide and Vice President of Somali Region, Mustafe Mohamed where as on the ONLF side led by the Chairman, Admiral Mohamed Umer Usman.