Daily Archives: March 26, 2020

Briefing With USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources James L. Richardson On U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to COVID-19

MS ORTAGUS: Well, let’s go ahead and get started, everybody. This is Morgan, spokesperson. I just want to remind everybody that everything that we discuss on this call is embargoed until the end of the call, and this call will be

US Pledges Additional Foreign Aid to Battle COVID-19

STATE DEPARTMENT – The United States announced additional foreign assistance funding Thursday to help 64 at-risk countries battle the COVID-19 global pandemic while welcoming “continued, no-strings-attached” contributions from other nations. “Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States

Ethiopia Confirms Death of 64 Citizens in Mozambique

Addis Ababa, The Ethiopian Embassy in South Africa confirmed the death of 64 Ethiopians in container bound for Mozambique via Malawi. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the embassy was able to identify the deceased with the help of

Covid-19: Ethiopia freeing 4,000 inmates in Coronavirus battle

ADDIS ABABA, More than 4,000 prisoners will be released in Ethiopia as the government continues to take measures to control the spread of Coronavirus. The country’s attorney general said that prisoners convicted of minor offences and women with babies were among

Ethiopia Education Cluster: Education Humanitarian Need Overview, Responses and Gaps (Jan 2020)

About 1.3 million school children were targeted from 2.3 million in need by conflict and drought mainly in Somali Ethiopia, Oromia and SNNP regions.. As per Round 19 DTM-IOM data 595,000 school age children are internally displaced and 445,000 school

World Leaders to Meet Virtually to Coordinate Virus Response

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Leaders of the world’s most powerful economies will convene virtually on Thursday to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has shuttered businesses and forced well over a quarter of the world’s

Ethiopia to Release Inmates to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Ethiopia is set to begin releasing more than 4,000 prisoners Thursday in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Attorney General Adanech Abebe said inmates convicted of minor crimes, with less than a year left on their sentences,

Worshippers in Ethiopia Defy Ban on Large Gatherings Despite Coronavirus

ADDIS ABABA – Health experts in Ethiopia are raising concern, as some religious leaders continue to host large gatherings despite government orders not to do so in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this week, Ethiopia’s government ordered security