Ethiopia Food Security Outlook Update, December 2020

Food security Crisis across much of western Ethiopia drives significantly above-normal needs for 2021 Key Messages Since the outbreak of conflict in early November between federal and regional forces in Tigray, nearly 54,000 people have been displaced to Sudan as of December 26, with many likely displaced in Tigray and to bordering areas of Amhara […]

Desert Locust situation update – 30 December 2020

On 21 December, immature swarms from the north first arrived in northeast Kenya where they were seen southwest of Mandera. In the following days, more swarms arrived along the Dawa River on the Ethiopian border west of Mandera and further south near El Wak and the Somalia border. Some of the swarms are moving westwards to Wajir and reached eastern […]

Ethiopia returns home 328 citizens from Middle Eastern countries

ADDIS ABABA, Around 328 Ethiopians have returned home from Middle Eastern countries in recent days, an Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) official said. Speaking to journalists, Dina Mufti, Spokesperson for MoFA, said 328 Ethiopian nationals were returned home in recent days from Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. “We have facilitated the return home of 286 […]

By 151 Votes in Favour to 2 Against, with 1 Abstention, Fifth Committee Approves $3.21 Billion Budget for 2021, Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Fifth Session

United States Speaker Says Funds Would Support Event Perpetuating Anti-Semitism, Delegates also Argue Over Outlays for Mechanism Investigating Serious Crimes in Syria The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) wrapped up the main part of its seventy-fifth session on Wednesday by approving resources of $3.21 billion for the 2021 regular budget, the Organization’s second annual budget in […]

PM Abiy Extends New Year Wishes to Global Community

Addis Ababa Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has extended a message to all Ethiopian friends and partners on the occasion of the New Year celebration. “Wishing all our friends and partners a happy new year. May 2021 bring hope and resilience to our global community”, the premier twitted. Most of the global community has just begun […]

The Law Enforcement Operation in Tigray and the Media: Lessons learnt

Addis Ababa  The Law Enforcement Operation in Tigray and the Media: Lessons learnt By: Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen It has been two months since the TPLF clique has launched its onslaught on the Ethiopian  Defense Forces stationed in Mekelle. What they call ‘a pre-emptive lightning’ attack has unveiled the true […]

Many Armed Individuals Surrendering to Security Forces in Metekel Zone

Addis Ababa  Several armed groups have been surrendering peacefully to security forces in Metekel Zone of Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, the joint task force disclosed.   The joint task force announced that many armed forces are surrendering to the security forces in the zone.   Lieutenant General Asrat Denero, who is in charge of the law […]

Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Oromia Region: Findings of Ethiopian Rights Commission

Addis Ababa, The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) revealed today that crimes against humanity have been committed by individuals and groups, who directly participated in the violence and security crisis in Oromia Regional State after the death of artist Hachalu Hundessa on 29th June, 2020. Briefing the media, EHRC Chief Commissioner Daniel Bekele pointed out that some […]