Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Ethiopia still in grip of spreading violence, hate speech and aid crisis

The Ethiopian government declared a humanitarian truce, an agreement that opened the door to much-needed access to aid for citizens in the region

UN-appointed rights investigators announced on Thursday that they’ve launched a probe into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.  Kaari Betty MurungiOpens in new window, chair of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia, was speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights CouncilOpens…

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Human rights council president appoints Radhika Coomaraswamy of Sri Lanka to serve on Ethiopia rights body

Ms. Coomaraswamy will join Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya (chair) and Steven Ratner of the United States of America, who were appointed to serve on the human rights investigative body on 2 March 2022

The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Federico Villegas (Argentina), announced today the appointment of Radhika Coomaraswamy of Sri Lanka to serve as a member of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia. Ms. Coomaraswamy will join Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya (chair) and Steven Ratner of…

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The Global Center on Adaptation to Help Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia Adapt to Climate Risk and Enhance Food Security

The project valued at $600 million aims to increase the resilience of Ethiopia’s food systems and its preparedness for food insecurity

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) (www.GCA.org) today announced that it is providing technical advisory support to a new World Bank’s investment project in Ethiopia. The project valued at $600 million aims to increase the resilience of Ethiopia’s food systems and its preparedness for food insecurity. As a result of…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Tigray: Time is running out to avert worrying levels of food insecurity

Farmers need urgent support to plant in the coming weeks

Farmers in parts of northern Ethiopia are in serious danger of losing the main planting season (June-August) if they do not receive urgent support from the international community to sow their fields, which would further deteriorate the already serious food security situation in the region. With the rainfall outlook foreseen…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Civilians Killed in Ethiopia

Continued reports such as these underscore the urgency of ending the ongoing armed conflict in Ethiopia

The United States is gravely concerned by reported killings of civilians in the Amhara community of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia this weekend. We mourn for the victims and extend our sincerest condolences to survivors and all those who lost loved ones in this horrific act. We also call on…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Visit Discusses Reform Plans and Economic Developments in Ethiopia

The authorities aim to address macroeconomic imbalances and remain committed to structural reforms to support a transition to private sector-led growth over the medium term

Multiple shocks hitting the Ethiopian economy have dampened growth, further increased inflation and created fiscal and external pressures; The authorities aim to address macroeconomic imbalances and remain committed to structural reforms to support a transition to private sector-led growth over the medium term; Delivery of a debt treatment for Ethiopia…

Source: Save the Children |

Child Malnutrition Rates Soar in Eastern Ethiopia as once-in-a-lifetime Drought Strikes

Extreme malnutrition is expected to worsen in coming months as food prices continue to rise due to the devaluation of the Ethiopian birr and the war in Ukraine

 Malnutrition rates across east and south-eastern Ethiopia have soared in recent months as drought, displacement and conflict take their toll with about 185,000 children now estimated to be suffering from the most deadly form of malnutrition, Save the Children said. A prolonged drought combined with the disruption of health services due to…

Source: UN News |

From the Field: Ethiopia’s Worst Drought Threatens ‘Deadly Consequences’ for Women

More than 286,000 people have been driven from their homes in the region after crops failed and animals died due to the drought and over 1100 schools are either fully or partially closed

Women and girls face “deadly consequences” in the Somali region of Ethiopia due to the worst drought conditions for forty years, according to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. More than 286,000 people have been driven from their homes in the region after crops failed and animals died due to the…

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Fresher air, cleaner lungs: Ethiopia expands smoke-free zones

The initiative has trained more than 300 law enforcers

Dereje Amsalu is breathing easier nowadays. The manager of the Blendana Hotel, located in the Benishangul region of northwest Ethiopia, is enjoying the hotel’s new status as a smoke-free environment. “Before, hotel workers were uncomfortable with customers smoking tobacco indoors,” he says. “Now the hotel is cigarette smoke-free; we do…

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Qatar: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meets Ambassador of Ethiopia

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation

HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi met Wednesday with HE Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Qatar Faisal Ali Ibrahim. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation.