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.

Senior UN official appeals for urgent funds as crisis deepens in Horn of Africa

The United Nations humanitarian relief chief made a passionate plea today for more funding to avoid a famine in the Horn of Africa on the scale witnessed in the 1980s.

Food security in drought-stricken Ethiopia at alarming levels, warns UN

The food security situation in Ethiopia has deteriorated to alarming levels in the wake of drought conditions throughout much of the Horn of Africa country, and relief agencies are grappling with shortages of supplies, the United Nations warned today.

Ethiopia’s food crisis tops agenda on final day of UN humanitarian chief’s visit

The effects of rising food costs in Ethiopia, where prices have increased up to 500 per cent over the last year, was the focus of discussions between key local and international officials and the United Nations humanitarian chief, who today wrapped up a three-day visit to the country.

In Ethiopia, top UN relief official assesses drought-stricken areas

The top United Nations humanitarian official has begun his three-day visit to Ethiopia, where he is holding talks with Government officials, relief groups and individuals affected by the country's drought and food crisis.