Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Deteriorating conditions putting Eritrean refugees at grave risk in Tigray

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at the deteriorating conditions faced by Eritrean refugees in the camps in Tigray. After three weeks with no access due to the security situation, UNHCR staff managed to reach Mai Aini and Adi Harush refugee camps in the Tigray region of Ethiopia…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

Ethiopia to immunize over 1.8 million girls against human papillomavirus

Vaccines were administered in schools and health facilities for two cohorts

A human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination campaign that aims to immunize over 1.8 million 14-year-old girls in nine regions against HPV is underway. The campaign commenced on 10 January 2022 and will end on 22 January. Vaccines were administered in schools and health facilities for two cohorts. More than 866,000 14-year-old…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Ethiopia, Tonga

A measles vaccination campaign launched in the first week of January continues reaching more than 145,000 children to date, out of nearly 800,000 in need

Ethiopia The UN and its non-governmental organization partners are having to reduce, postpone or cancel critical distributions of assistance, including food, medicine, and nutrition interventions in Tigray. This is because the transport of humanitarian supplies into Tigray, via the Semera-Abala-Mekelle corridor, remains suspended since 14 December, 2021 due to ongoing…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

United Nation chief lauds ‘demonstrable effort to make peace’ in Ethiopia

The United Nations stands ready to support an all-inclusive and nationally owned dialogue, peace, security, and reconciliation process in Ethiopia

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa.  According to a statement released by his Spokesperson, António Guterres spoke on the phone with the former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to exchange views on the conflict that has affected millions of people across the country and…

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Source: Ethiopian Public Health Institute |

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Covid-19 Reported Cases (19 January 2022)

Daily: Laboratory Test: 5,695 Cases: 473  Severe Cases: 421     New Deaths: 6   Recovery: 3,762 Total Dose Administered: 10,965,479 Total: Laboratory Test: 4,275,287 Active Cases: 72,853 Total Cases: 459,959  Total Deaths: 7,190  Total Recovery: 379,914  Total Vaccinated: 9,369,036

Source: United Nations Secretary-General |

Secretary-General statement on Ethiopia

I am delighted that after over a year of armed conflict which has affected millions of people across Ethiopia and the rest of the region, there is now a demonstrable effort to make peace

Today, I had a telephone conversation with the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa, H.E Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, to exchange views with him on the conflict in Ethiopia following his latest visit to Addis Ababa and Mekelle, the capital of the regional state of Tigray.   H.E…

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Women Refugees bear the brunt of Ethiopia’s forgotten Crisis in Gambella

UNFPA is distributing emergency reproductive health kits to facilities in Gambella

“My only joy is my child, I don’t have anything else in life,” said Nyabel Jock, a 19-year-old refugee from South Sudan, during her regular pregnancy check-up at the Jewi Health Centre in the Jewi Refugee Camp in Gambella.  Nyabel fled to Ethiopia more than five years ago from Nasir…

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Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

Equipping Ethiopian Farmers to Earn an Income

SELD aims to address the issue of food insecurity

The Shurmo Education and Livelihood Development (SELD) project in Ethiopia has been supported through our Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) partnership with International Needs Australia (INA) for many years. INA’s in-country partner is Bole Bible Baptist Church Childcare and Development (BBBC). Together, they help to develop local skills to ensure updated, productive and effective…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Griffiths And President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Maurer

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price

Today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met virtually with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer about efforts to strengthen the provision of urgently needed humanitarian assistance and other activities supporting basic…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Dwindling medical supplies in northern Ethiopia prevent health workers from aiding those in need

The ICRC is profoundly concerned over availability of medical treatment, including medicine and medical equipment

As the conflict in northern Ethiopia continues to evolve, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, putting enormous strain on the region’s health-care system and medical staff. The ICRC is profoundly concerned over availability of medical treatment, including medicine and medical equipment. Health-care services are lacking essential medical supplies,…