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.

1 in 8 Ethiopians facing hunger this year, donor aid needed - UN

With the food situation in Ethiopia deteriorating significantly due to rain failure in some areas and poor rains in many others, international aid is needed to feed a growing number of hungry that this year will reach 1 in 8 of the population, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.

UN aid team goes to southern Ethiopia where humanitarian emergencies loom

Aiming to avert a potential humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations aid coordinators have opened an office in the Somali region of Ethiopia to provide assistance in the areas devastated by drought.