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U. S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi and Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles visit Bahir Dar

During the daylong visit, they met with newly elected President Yilikal Kefale to discuss the current dire humanitarian situation and plans to alleviate suffering

Continuing her travels throughout Ethiopia, Ambassador Pasi visited Bahir Dar with Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles. During the daylong visit, they met with newly elected President Yilikal Kefale to discuss the current dire humanitarian situation and plans to alleviate suffering and deliver aid…

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U.S. Embassy trains 650+ Ethiopian Journalists on Fair and Balanced Reporting

As part of the U.S. government’s commitment to supporting democratic reforms including excellence in journalism, trainings focused on transparency and accountability

The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has trained 650+ Ethiopian broadcast and print journalists and editors on a variety of topics, including fair and balanced reporting on the electoral process and the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part of the U.S. government’s commitment to supporting democratic reforms including excellence in journalism, trainings focused on…

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Ongoing Conflict and Human Rights Abuses in Northern Ethiopia

The mounting reports of human rights abuses underscore the urgency of independent and credible international investigations

The United States remains gravely concerned by ongoing conflict in multiple regions of Ethiopia.  Reports of continued human rights abuses and atrocities by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Eritrean Defense Forces, Amhara regional and irregular forces, the TPLF and other armed groups, including the reported attack on civilians in…

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U.S. Donates Tuberculosis Testing Machines Worth $1 Million to Ethiopia

46 machines are part of USAID’s commitment to supporting the people of Ethiopia to find and successfully treat ninety percent of TB cases nationwide

Today, the United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 46 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines – worth $1 million – to the people of Ethiopia. These new machines will reduce the time it takes to diagnose TB across the country from two days to two…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi Presents an Additional 1,210,550 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to Ethiopia

To date, the United States has invested nearly $200 million to support Ethiopia’s COVID-19 response

This week, 1,210,550 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  These vaccines will strengthen our partnership in global health, save lives, and build back livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The United States is very proud to hand over our…

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Security Alert: Update on Security Situation in Tigray and Sections of Afar and Amhara

Reports of interruptions to essential items, such as food, fuel, and money, persist

Access to telephone and internet in the Tigray region remains cut.  Availability of basic services, including electricity, is spotty.  Reports of interruptions to essential items, such as food, fuel, and money, persist.  The U.S. Embassy is unable to contact American citizens in the region. The U.S. Embassy continues to closely track developments…

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Coronavirus – Ethiopia: The United States Announces Donation of 453,600 Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to Ethiopia

These 453,600 doses are part of the U.S. commitment to share the U.S. vaccine supply to the world

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia announces the donation by the United States Government of 453,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the U.S. government’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide 25 million doses to Africa of 80 million doses globally.  The…

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Senior U.S. Commerce Official discusses Trade and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen, and encourages prosperity through mutually beneficial commercial engagement

The virtual meeting featured speakers and panelists from the private sector and government from Ethiopia and the United States

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of Commerce for Middle East and Africa Global Markets Camille Richardson participated in a Women’s Empowerment Through Trade Initiative Coffee Chat Series (“The Series”) on March 9. The event occurred during Women’s History Month. The virtual meeting featured speakers and panelists from the private sector…

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New USAID-Ethiopian Airlines Partnership to Source Food from Local Farmers for In-Flight Meals

These new business linkages will help farmers and local agribusinesses reach a prominent new market and increase their revenue streams

Today, Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor signed a memorandum of understanding…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: The United States Provides Ventilators to Ethiopia to Respond to COVID-19

This donation builds on more than $71 million that the United States has committed so far to Ethiopia in response to the pandemic

The U.S. government has donated a shipment of 250 state-of-the-art ventilators and other critical care equipment to assist Ethiopia with its response to COVID-19. The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer to Prime Minister Abiy of these critically needed supplies, in support of Ethiopia’s urgent and comprehensive response to…