Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) in West Guji zone – Executive Summary

Damage and Loss Assessment in West Guji Bule Hora University initiated a Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) in West Guji zone in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the West Guji Zonal Disaster Risk Management Office to assess loss and damages incurred during the intercommunal conflict between the Gedeo and […]

Statement from Secretary General of NRC Jan Egeland on escalating tensions in Ethiopia

“The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is profoundly concerned about escalating tensions in Ethiopia, a country already contending with mass displacement and widespread humanitarian needs. Rising hostilities in the Tigray region threaten the immediate safety of hundreds of thousands of people. Any increase in violence would foreshadow further regional destabilisation and humanitarian disaster. We call upon […]

For World’s 80 Million Displaced, International Aid ‘Life-Saving’, Head of Refugee Agency Tells Third Committee, as COVID-19 Presents Biggest Crisis in Its History

Host Countries Call for Burden-Sharing, Others Spotlight Health Care, Social Protections to Assist Asylum Seekers International collaboration and a sustained, adequately funded response are needed to ensure the world’s 80 million displaced persons are protected from the COVID‑19 pandemic and its lingering socioeconomic aftermath, Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told the Third Committee (Social, […]

Secretary-General Expresses Alarm over Reported Clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, Calls for Immediate De-escalation of Tensions

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General expresses his alarm over the reported armed clashes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and calls for immediate measures to de-escalate tensions and ensure a peaceful resolution to the dispute.  He underlines the importance of the stability of Ethiopia […]

PM Abiy Ordered ENDF to Start Military Offensive against Defiant TPLF

Addis Ababa,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has ordered the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) to take offensive action against the defiant Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). According to a statement issued by Office of the Prime Minister, on November 4, 2020, the defiant TPLF has attacked the Ethiopian National Defense Forces northern command based in […]

Council of Ministers Declares State of Emergency in Tigray Regional State

Addis Ababa,  The Council of Ministers, in its 21st Extraordinary Session held today, has decreed a six-month state of emergency in Tigrai Regional State. According to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, the Council has decreed the state of emergency in accordance with article 93(1) (a) of the Constitution of the […]

Heavy Rainfall Expected in South Eastern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa,  The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) forecasted heavy rainfall in some parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. According to IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center, heavy rainfall is expected in south eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and southern and northern parts of Somalia. Heavy rainfall between 100-200 mm, among the top 5 percent on record, is […]

Ministry Briefs Resident Diplomats in Ethiopia on Current Situations

Addis Ababa,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs has briefed the diplomatic community based in Addis Ababa on the current situation of Ethiopia today. The Spokesperson of the Ministry, Ambassador Dina Mufti has briefed the diplomatic community and resident Ambassadors in Ethiopia about the current situations in the country. The briefing was accompanied by a question and […]