Ethiopia, at UN, calls for long view on sustainable development in Horn of Africa

Ethiopia called today from the General Assembly not only for immediate aid to help the 13.3 million victims of drought and famine in Somalia and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa but also for the “even more crucial” means to achieve sustainable development in the region.

UN humanitarian chief calls for additional support for drought-hit Ethiopian region

The United Nations top humanitarian official today stressed the need to scale up relief delivery in an Ethiopian region affected by drought and to improve security there to make it more accessible to aid workers.

UN agency welcomes safe return of two missing staff in Ethiopia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed today that two Ethiopian staff members who went missing after a deadly incident in mid-May have been safely recovered.

Rains in Ethiopia bring relief – and threat of diarrhoea, UN says

Although recent rains in Ethiopia temporarily relieved a severe water shortage, they have also brought an increased threat of diarrhoea, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.

Funding for Horn of Africa drought falls short of needs, UN says

Despite the driest year in the Eastern Horn of Africa in more than 15 years, and the threat to the livelihoods of millions in the region, funding for relief efforts is barely over 50 per cent of announced needs, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

As drought deepens in Ethiopia, UN and partners urge scaling up of aid

United Nations humanitarian agencies are calling for increased assistance to an estimated 2 million people affected by drought in the Horn of Africa country, where emergency conditions are projected to persist until the next rainy season arrives in October.