UN appeals for funds to help 15,000 hard-pressed displaced people in Ethiopia

Warning of the deteriorating situation of 15,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eastern Ethiopia, the United Nations relief coordination branch today appealed to the international community for an immediate contribution of $180,000 to start up reintegration efforts and prevent the situation from worsening.

Ethiopia: UN appeals for up to $100 million to buy local surplus to feed hungry

With 7 million drought-affected Ethiopians still in need of food aid this year despite better harvests, the United Nations emergency food agency today appealed to the international community for up to $100 million to buy local surpluses in parts of the east African country to make up for the shortfall in other regions.

UN Security Council calls on Eritrea, Ethiopia to cooperate on marking boundary

Calling on Eritrea and Ethiopia to cooperate with UN emissaries and with one another in demarcating a boundary, the United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the frontier area until 15 September.

Ethiopia-Eritrea stalemate is potentially dangerous - Annan

While recommending a six-month extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the lack of progress in marking a permanent border between the two has led to a potentially dangerous political stalemate, his spokesman said today.

Ethiopia and Eritrea attend first meeting of UN area commissions

Senior military officers from Eritrea and Ethiopia today attended the first meeting of several area commissions set up by the United Nations to promote better relations between the two countries, which fought a border war from 1998 to 2000.