Security improves in Ethiopian town rocked by ethnic clashes, UN reports

Security in the Ethiopian refugee-hosting area of Gambella has improved since deadly ethnic violence there earlier in the week, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.

Clashes among refugees leave dozens dead in western Ethiopia, UN reports

Tensions remain high among Sudanese refugees in western Ethiopia after weekend violence killed dozens of people, including three staff members from an Ethiopian government office, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.

UN warns severe malaria outbreak set to strike Ethiopia

Already battling malnutrition and food shortages caused by a two-year drought, Ethiopia is now facing its worst outbreak of malaria since 1998, according to United Nations agencies operating in the African country.

Eritrea and Ethiopia pledge to prevent further border area shootings - UN mission

Eritrea and Ethiopia today gave assurances to the United Nations that they would cooperate to avoid a reoccurrence of last weekend's deadly border area shooting, according to a report from the UN mission to both countries, known as UNMEE.

UN food agency distributes Canadian-donated seeds to needy Ethiopian families

Some 70,000 families in two drought-stricken Ethiopian provinces are receiving food crop seeds that can be planted late in the delayed rainy season in the hope that they will not need emergency food aid, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said today.

UN mission confirms shooting incident in Ethiopia-Eritrea security zone

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) today confirmed a report from an Eritrean officer that a shooting took place over the weekend and said it was investigating the incident.

Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process under 'stress', UN envoy says, urging calm

The top United Nations envoy for Ethiopia and Eritrea today said the peace process is under stress, appealing to the local press corps to mute the "noisy beating" of war drums and urging general calm.

UN agency calls for new funds to meet ‘critical’ needs in Ethiopia

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today sent out an appeal for $7.7 million to assist some 13 million people in Ethiopia, including rural populations in southern region whose needs, it said, are “particularly critical.”

UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea extended 6 months

With an eye towards facilitating the successful demarcation of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, while maintaining stability in the region, the United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the UN mission in the region for six months, until 15 March 2004.

UN agency, Ethiopian Government appeal for additional $40 million and food aid

The United Nations food agency and the Ethiopian Government have jointly appealed for an additional $40 million for non-food humanitarian aid and 37,500 tons of food to lessen the effects of the humanitarian crisis crippling the country.