Daily Archives: January 1, 2021

WHO works with the health and education sectors to ensure COVID-19 prevention measures are in place as schools reopen in Ethiopia

Schools in Ethiopia are reopening after nine months of closure following the confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in the country in March 2020. Since March, the disease has affected over 100 000 people, killed nearly two thousand, and disrupted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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