Daily Archives: May 22, 2020

FAO Director-General says the fight against Desert Locusts will take time, despite significant control gains

Rome – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to control Desert Locusts will take time, noting increased concern for the Sahel and Southwest Asia is adding to the

COVID-19 in Yemen and Latin America, and a ‘new normal’ in disaster response: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. Coronavirus concern in Yemen With testing numbers low and the health system ravaged by five years of war, nobody really knows how many people are infected or dying

Ethiopia: Floods Response Plan , Belg/Gu Season Floods (May 2020)

According to the National Meteorology Agency’s mid-season belg/gu weather forecast, the seasonal rainfall is expected to peak in May in most belg/gu rain dependent areas of the country. The rain producing systems are anticipated to be strengthened across most belg/gu

UNHCR Ethiopia Weekly Operational Update: 22 May 2020

As of 22 May, Ethiopia reported 429 confirmed COVID-19 cases up from 272 reported on 14 May 2020. Overall, 128 patients have recovered while the number of deaths remains at five. So far, a total of 73,164 people have been

Ethiopia Country Office – Humanitarian Situation Report (January to March 2020)

Ethiopia’s humanitarian situation became increasingly precarious during the first quarter of 2020 due to a cholera outbreak, decimation of food crops by locusts, and the increasing threat of COVID-19. Simultaneously, the humanitarian response has become more difficult to deliver due

World Bank Approves 63 Mn USD to Help Ethiopia Manage Desert Locust Threat

Addis Ababa,  The World Bank has approved 63 million USD to help Ethiopia prevent and respond to threats to livelihoods posed by the desert locust outbreak and to strengthen national and regional systems for preparedness Board of Executive Directors of

Authority Rehabilitating, Reafforesting over 1.7 Mn Hectares in Nile Basin

Addis Ababa,  The Basins Development Authority said reafforestation and rehabilitate on 1.786 million hectares of land has been carried in Ethiopia in order to protect the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam from sediments and increase the quantity and quality of the

Korean Ambassador Urges Ethiopia to Replicate Country’s Experience to Manage COVID-19

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia, by replicating the experience of South Korea, could effectively manage the Coronavirus epidemic, according to Ambassador Hoon-min Lim. In exclusive interview with ENA, South Korea Ambassador to Ethiopia, Hoon-min Lim said Ethiopia can effectively contain the virus