Ethiopia

UN emergency fund releases $15 million to help Ethiopians affected by inter-communal violence

A United Nations emergency fund on Thursday released $15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia.

Security Council hails ‘historic and significant’ joint peace declaration by Ethiopia and Eritrea

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday described the Joint Declaration, signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, as “a historic and significant” move with “far-reaching consequences” for the whole Horn of Africa region and beyond.

UN chief welcomes ‘first concrete step’ in normalizing Eritrea-Ethiopia relationship

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the high-level visit of a delegation from Eritrea to neighbouring Ethiopia which began on Tuesday, as “a first concrete step” in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries.

News in Brief 27 June 2018

  • Rise in number of children killed, maimed and recruited in conflict: UN report
  • UN Syria envoy warns that south-west offensive could echo destruction of Aleppo
  • One million Ethiopians displaced since early June by communal violence: UN
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Guterres expresses ‘grave concern’ following explosion at large political rally for reform-minded Ethiopian Prime Minister

One person has reportedly died, and dozens were injured after an explosion ripped through a large crowd at a rally for the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia on Saturday, which the UN chief described as a matter of “grave concern”.

News in Brief 25 May 2018

  • Hospital ‘escapees’ show need to explain Ebola risks to DR Congo, says WHO
  • $280 million urgently needed for life-saving work in Ethiopia — OCHA
  • 2018 hurricane season set to be ‘near or above normal’, says WMO
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News In Brief 26 April 2018

  • Food origin labels improve incomes for local farmers: FAO-backed study
  • UN rights chief welcomes ‘openness’ of new Ethiopia Government
  • Women inventors and creators celebrated on World Intellectual Property Day
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Visiting Ethiopia, UN human rights chief urges new Government to ‘keep positive momentum going’

The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday expressed hope that Ethiopia continues its economic development in which human rights are respected and people can freely speak their minds about public policies.

News in Brief 19 March 2018

  • DRC humanitarian needs double, UN relief chief tells Security Council
  • Excessive use of force against DRC protestors “unlawful”: UN report
  • Violence forces 10,000 to flee Ethiopia for Kenyan border town: UNHCR
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UN seeks $80 million to support refugees in Ethiopia

Two United Nations humanitarian agencies are jointly seeking $80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia, which hosts the second largest number of those in Africa.