UN agencies prepare to respond after flash floods strike Ethiopia

United Nations humanitarian agencies are preparing to send emergency supplies to southern and eastern Ethiopia, where flash floods following heavy rains have displaced locals and damaged about 2,000 hectares of cropland.

No end in sight for drought-hit Ethiopia, UN aid wing says

The prolonged drought across much of Ethiopia is likely to continue into next year, and the outlook for crop production in the east of the country remains grim, the United Nations humanitarian wing said today.

Migiro departs for Ethiopia for development talks

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will visit Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, this weekend to attend a development meeting and to hold talks with the Horn of Africa nation’s top officials.

Ethiopia faces deteriorating food security, UN warns

Drought-hit Ethiopians are facing a worsening food situation as the cost of maize soars nearly three-fold in some areas of the Horn of Africa country compared to last year, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) cautioned today.

Ethiopia: UN appeals for aid as number of drought victims keeps growing

The United Nations humanitarian wing today called for more than $265 million to fund relief operations in drought-stricken Ethiopia for the next three months to meet the widening scale of the crisis, with some 6.4 million people now estimated to need urgent assistance.

Final border report on Ethiopia-Eritrea dispute sent to Security Council

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has transmitted to the Security Council the last report issued by the independent commission on Ethiopia and Eritrea’s common boundary.

Over 6 million Ethiopians in need of emergency food aid, UN reports

The United Nations’ humanitarian arm has warned that food insecurity is worsening in Ethiopia, with over six million people now in need of emergency aid to stay alive.

UN health agency calls for extra $8 million to help aid operations in Ethiopia

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for an additional $8 million to fund its humanitarian preparedness and response operations in Ethiopia, where prolonged drought has left hundreds of thousands of the Horn of Africa country’s poorest people at serious risk of malnutrition or disease.

UN helps Ethiopia improve emergency health readiness

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today pledged support to strengthen Ethiopia’s emergency preparedness and improve conditions for people confronted by the food security crisis, cross-border displacement and communicable diseases.

UN agency seeks $460 million to feed Ethiopians hit by drought, high food prices

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for $460 million to feed 9.6 million people affected by drought and high food prices in Ethiopia for the next six months.