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11 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• From January to June 2017, UNICEF Eritrea worked closely with the Government and partners to provide children and women with access to nutrition, health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection services and support, as per UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal.

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 1.5 million
Total affected children (under 18): 725,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 545,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 445,000

2016 programme targets

- 15,000 children under 5 years suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) admitted into therapeutic feeding programmes

  • 35,000 children under 5 years with moderate acute malnutrition benefitted from targeted supplementary feeding

06 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


Hasen was injured by a roadside landmine on his way to school, about 8 km from his village in Eritrea. He lost his two legs at the age of 6 and is now 14 years. Since the incident, he has endured much pain and visited several health facilities for treatment.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Eritrea is situated in the drought-prone region of the Horn of Africa, rendering it vulnerable to persistent water shortages and food deficits. In good years, approximately half of total food needs are met by domestic production; in bad years, about one quarter. The economic condition has been dominated by a resource-sapping “no war no peace” situation with Ethiopia and a soaring cost of food staples that Eritrea needs to import – especially cereals, which have more than doubled in price over the past four years.

15 Aug 2006 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]
NAIROBI, 15 August (IRIN) - The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is investigating landmine explosions in which two boys were reportedly wounded, one fatally, south of the Eritrean capital, Asmara.

29 Nov 2005 description
report IRIN

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ADDIS ABABA, 29 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - Four Ethiopian soldiers were killed and three wounded last week when their vehicle hit a newly laid landmine near the border with Eritrea, UN officials said on Tuesday.

The anti-tank mine was planted around 15 km south of the demilitarized buffer zone created to separate the two countries' armies following their 1998-2000 border dispute that has continued to cause tension between the Horn of Africa neighbours.

"Four Ethiopian soldiers died and three were injured …

24 Jun 2005 description

Eritrea, Friday 24 June 2005 - Mine clearance has now stopped in Eritrea, one of Africa's worst mine-affected nations, because the government seized in April 40 vehicles that had been in use by the national mine-action agency as part of a UN demining assistance program. The government also has announced a significant downsizing of an international program, in place since 2002, that provided technical expertise in combating the country's massive landmine problem.

18 Jan 2005 description

Addis Ababa (dpa) - A total of 114 people have been killed and 293 wounded by landmines in the past four years along the disputed Ethiopia-Eritrea border, the United Nations said Tuesday.

19 Apr 2004 description

PROJECT: Completion of the Eritrean Landmine Impact Survey (LIS) 2004

PILLAR: Mine Clearance


IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: Government of Eritrea, Eritrean Solidarity and Cooperation Agency

OBJECTIVES: Complete the Eritrean LIS and facilitate the development of a National Mine Action Strategy in 2004


PROJECT DURATION: January - June 2004


19 Apr 2004 description

PROJECT: Emergency Clearance by Employment of Previous International Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Teams 2004

19 Apr 2004 description

PROJECT: Route Clearance In The Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) 2004


01 Apr 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

10 Feb 2004 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 10 February (IRIN) - One hundred people have been killed in landmine incidents over the last four years, the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said on Tuesday. According to statistics released by UNMEE's Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC), some 274 people have also been injured in such incidents since the UN force arrived in the region.

02 Feb 2004 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 2 February (IRIN) - Two men were killed and two others injured by landmines in the demilitarised zone separating Ethiopia and Eritrea, United Nations peacekeepers said on Friday. They were killed in two separate incidents on 25 January, the first such incident inside the 25-km temporary security zone between the two countries.

12 Jul 2002 description
report IRIN

ASMARA, 12 July (IRIN) - A crucial landmine survey is being hampered in Eritrea by a lack of trained experts, the United Nations said on Friday.

30 May 2001 description

After many years of conflict with Ethiopia, Eritrea gained independence in 1993. A continuing border dispute between the two countries has resulted in irregular and sometimes very heavy fighting since 1998.

15 Mar 2001 description

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) today reported that a vehicle investigating yesterday's mine incident hit another landmine on the road north of Tsorena, Eritrea, injuring a peacekeeper.

13 Sep 1999 description

(Geneva: 13 September 1999) As key mine action experts of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) come to Geneva to participate in a series of government-sponsored meetings on mine clearance and mine victim assistance, ICBL's leadership condemned Russia's recent use of antipersonnel mines in Dagestan, as well as recent unconfirmed allegations of use in the conflicts between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and between Pakistan and India.

16 Jul 1999 description

Ghion Hagos, PANA Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA) - Landmines and cross-border shelling pose a major threat to the population returning to the Mereb river area of the Badme front, despite the lull in the Ethiopia-Eritrea border fighting for the past two weeks.

Ethiopian military authorities said the latest fierce fighting occurred there from 25-26 June, and Ethiopian forces successfully repulsed a two-pronged Eritrean offensive to recapture Badme.