UNICEF project allows child workers in drought-hit Ethiopia to attend school

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is backing a new project in drought-hit southern Ethiopia that will ensure child labourers in the impoverished region can attend school.

Security Council ends UN mission monitoring Eritrea-Ethiopia border

The Security Council today voted unanimously to terminate the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), after restrictions placed on the peacekeeping operation by the latter country undermined its ability to carry out its mandate.

Ethiopia: UN food agency widens assistance to feed nearly 5 million

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is expanding its operations to feed 4.6 million people in Ethiopia, in response to the Horn of Africa nation’s pressing appeal for help in staving off hunger-related deaths.

Horn of Africa facing growing humanitarian crisis, UN agencies warn

United Nations relief agencies have sounded the alarm today about the humanitarian situation in six countries across the Horn of Africa, where a combination of drought conditions and soaring food prices has left more than 14 million people in urgent need of food aid.

UNICEF starts distributing life-saving food to malnourished Ethiopian children

Hundreds of tons of ready-to-eat therapeutic food are being distributed in drought-hit Ethiopia as part of efforts by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help a majority of the estimated 75,000 severely malnourished children in the country.