Food security at risk in Ethiopia’s Somali region, UN warns

United Nations officials are increasingly concerned about food security in Ethiopia’s impoverished Somali region where conflict between Government forces and the Ogaden National Liberation Front has intensified this year.

UN mission calls on Ethiopia, Eritrea to show restraint after shooting incident

The United Nations peacekeeping mission monitoring the ceasefire between Ethiopia and Eritrea today called on both sides to show maximum restraint after a shooting incident in the border area where the two countries fought a two-year war that ended in 2000.

UN agency resumes repatriation of Sudanese refugees from Ethiopian camp

The United Nations refugee agency has resumed its repatriation of Sudanese from a camp in western Ethiopia after the operation had been suspended for six months because of poor weather and road conditions.

Potential crisis in Ethiopia’s Somali region can be averted, says UN relief official

Wrapping up his first official visit to Ethiopia, the United Nations humanitarian chief today called for prompt action to avert a serious crisis in the country’s Somali region, where fighting has left hundreds of thousands of people in need of life-saving assistance.

Security Council calls on Ethiopia and Eritrea to resolve boundary dispute

The Security Council today urged Ethiopia and Eritrea to implement without delay a 2002 ruling on the delimitation of their common border, stressing the need for the two African neighbours to settle their disagreements peacefully.

Tension, military build-up continues on Ethiopia-Eritrea border – Ban Ki-moon

The continuing tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the failure to resolve their longstanding boundary dispute and the military build-up along their common border are causes for serious concern, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states in a new report.

Ethiopian pastoralists to meet in UN-backed debate

More than 250 Ethiopian pastoralists in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region from over 17 different ethnic groups will gather at a five-day United Nations-sponsored debate and celebration next month aimed at promoting an exchange of ideas.

UN, Ethiopia agree on plan to send aid to eastern areas

The United Nations today announced plans with the Government of Ethiopia aimed at ensuring that much needed emergency relief food, medicines and other assistance reach the country's Somali Regional State.

Sudanese deportation of Ethiopian refugees draws criticism from UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency today condemned the recent deportation of at least 15 Ethiopian refugees by the authorities in Sudan, calling it a breach of the country’s international legal obligations.

Ban Ki-moon urges restraint by Ethiopia and Eritrea as tensions rise

Voicing his concern at escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the two East African neighbours to show maximum restraint and abide by the accords that ended their border war seven years ago.