UN rights office urges Ethiopia to ensure independent probe of reported violations in Oromia region

Voicing concern over serious human rights violations in the Oromia and Amhara regions of Ethiopia earlier this month, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to ensure access for independent observers to affected areas and to work towards opening up political and democratic reforms.

UN and Africa: focus on Ethiopia farmers, access to food and child soldiers

Farmers need extra US$45 million to ward off El Niño in Ethiopia

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Farmers need extra US$45 million to ward off El Niño in Ethiopia

Farmers battling drought in Ethiopia have “a small window of opportunity” this September to plant a last set of crops for the year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Ethiopia will need urgent global support in race to prepare for main planting season – UN

Seasonal floods, resulting in crop damage and inundation of pastures, following a severe El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia may be further exacerbated by its cool weather counterpart, La Niña, expected from October onwards, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned.

Floods deal ‘staggering’ blow to pastoralists recovering from Ethiopia’s long drought – UN

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) announced that floods across Ethiopia have severely impacted the recovery processes, particularly for livestock-dependent families, following more than 18 months of dry spells and poor rainfall induced by an El Niño drought phenomenon.

Ban urges ‘maximum restraint’ in wake of reported fighting at border between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Deeply concerned by reports of fighting on 12 and 13 June on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is on an official visit to Belgium, met in Brussels today with top officials from both the African countries, with the parties calling for maximum restraint.

Children abducted in Ethiopia cattle raids returned from South Sudan

Twenty-nine Ethiopian children who were among a group of 146 children abducted last month and taken to South Sudan have so far been released, the United Nations has reported.

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Ethiopia: UN agency calls for urgent funding for farmers ahead of cropping season

With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called today for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity.

60 million people worldwide affected by El Niño phenomenon

Floods, drought and other extreme weather events triggered by the current El Niño phenomenon are affecting an estimated 60 million people worldwide, the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) reports.

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UN and Africa: focus on Ethiopia and South Sudan border, Gambia and Somalia

Brutal killings and abduction of 102 Ethiopian children a “huge issue”

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