UN seeks nearly $275 million in food and emergency aid for Ethiopia next year

The United Nations, Ethiopia and their humanitarian partners today appealed for more than 387,000 tons of food worth some $159 million for some 2.2 million needy people there, and a further $112 million of other assistance to meet emergency needs next year.

UN Security Council welcomes new moves towards peace on Eritrean-Ethiopian border

Stressing the importance of demarcating a final acceptable border between two Horn of Africa countries, the United Nations Security Council today said it was encouraged by Ethiopia's announcement that it has a new peace plan and by Eritrea's continued acceptance of an independent Boundary Commission's decision on the frontier as binding.

After review of Ethiopia plan, Annan welcomes steps to bring peace with Eritrea

After receiving a new peace plan put forward last month by Ethiopia that aims to end the country's long-running dispute with Eritrea, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed any move that might help solidify relations between the two Horn of Africa neighbours.

Norwegian national named deputy of UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

A senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been named as Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Deputy Special Representative for the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

UN envoy wraps up meetings on tackling Horn of Africa’s humanitarian crisis

The United Nations Special Envoy working on the humanitarian crises in drought-stricken Ethiopia and Eritrea has wrapped up three days of extensive meetings on the lack of food security in the area.

UN appeals for urgent funding to fight malaria epidemic in Ethiopia

A United Nations-backed national anti-malaria campaign in Ethiopia today appealed for urgent funding to fill a shortfall of over 50 per cent in aid needed to combat a potential upsurge in the disease that could affect more than 6 million people within the next six months.

Security Council extends UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea another 6 months

With the stalemate in the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea ongoing, the Security Council today extended for another six months the United Nations peacekeeping operation overseeing the ceasefire between the Horn of Africa neighbours.

Border deadlock jeopardizes Eritrean-Ethiopian ceasefire, Annan reports

Political efforts to resolve the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia remain stalemated, and the longer the deadlock continues the greater is the risk that an isolated incident could unravel a truce that ended a fierce border war four years ago, Secretary-General Kofi Annan warns in his latest report on the two Horn of Africa countries.

Poor rains prompt new warnings of looming hunger and disease in Ethiopia

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) voiced deep concern today over increasing malnutrition and disease in the south-central Oromiya region of Ethiopia due to erratic and delayed rains there, warning that more crop seeds were urgently needed to avert a crisis.

Eritrea reopens road to UN peacekeepers – a ‘new page’ in relations

Eritrea has reopened a major road to traffic by United Nations peacekeepers, declaring a “new page” in its relations with the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) charged with monitoring the ceasefire and ensuring observance of security commitments after the two countries fought a two-year border war.