UN mission expresses shock that Eritrea alleges old and new offences

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) has expressed grave concern that new and old accusations of infractions levelled by an Eritrean panel has made the mission part of the problem in the Horn of Africa and could turn the Eritrean public against the three-year-old peacekeeping mission.

Security Council calls on Ethiopia, Eritrea to cooperate with UN mission

Citing dwindling cooperation with the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), members of the Security Council today called on both Horn of Africa countries to work fully with the mission in fulfilling its mandate and with one another to explore ways of moving forward the stalled border demarcation process.

7 million Ethiopians need humanitarian aid this year, UN envoy says

Although generous donor response helped avert a major humanitarian disaster in drought-stricken Ethiopia in 2003, millions of people will have to rely on relief aid again this year, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa has said.

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.

UN appeals for $10 million to feed refugees in Ethiopia this year

With food for refugees hosted by Ethiopia likely to run out by May, two United Nations bodies and the country's Government appealed today for $10 million to feed some 126,000 Sudanese and Somalis living in camps through the end of this year.

Relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea unstable but not explosive, UN envoy says

Differences between Eritrea and Ethiopia over their boundary demarcation have created tensions, but there are no indications of a resumption of the devastating two-year war between the two Horn of Africa countries, the head of the United Nations mission (UNMEE) in that area said today.