Eritrean fuel restrictions threaten viability of UN mission, warns envoy

Eritrea’s fuel restrictions imposed on the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is paralyzing the work of the mission and could force it to withdraw from that side of the disputed border between the two countries, a UN official warned today.

Ethiopia and Eritrea must de-escalate border row, says Ban Ki-moon

Warning that the continuing military build-up by Ethiopia and Eritrea in their border areas, where the two countries fought a deadly two-year war that ended in 2000, creates the risk of reigniting hostilities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the neighbouring States to urgently de-escalate the situation.

Ethiopia: UN provides $600,000 to help feed conflict-affected in Somali region

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated nearly $600,000 to provide Ethiopians in the country’s strife-torn Somali region with food aid.