World Braille Day highlights importance of accessible information

The United Nations is commemorating World Braille Day on Monday, highlighting the importance of the universal touch-based communication system for the full realization of human rights for blind and partially sighted people.  People with vision impairment are more likely to experience higher rates of poverty, neglect and violence. The coronavirus pandemic and its consequent impact, such as lockdowns, has worsened […]

UNHCR Ethiopia COVID-19 and Operational Update 14 December 2020

796,437 Refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 November 2020 38,830 Handwashing facilities in camps 2,509 Health and community workers trained COVID-19 Operational Context As of 20 November 2020, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 102,720 coronavirus (COVID19) cases and 1,569 in the country. Ethiopia is currently registering the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases […]

Economics of Early Response and Resilience to COVID-19: Ethiopia

Routine support already provided under the Ethiopia Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and Humanitarian Assistance (HA) is estimated to have saved $859m in one year in reduced aid costs as well as avoided income and livestock losses. An increased investment in cash+/resilience investments would have increased savings to $871m. The economic model suggests that a […]

Desert Locust Bulletin 507 (4 January 2020)

Numerous immature swarms formed in eastern Ethiopia and central Somalia, which moved to southern Ethiopia, reaching northern Kenya on 21 December. More swarms will arrive during January and spread throughout southern Ethiopia and northern, central, and eastern counties of Kenya where they will mature and lay eggs that will hatch and give rise to hopper […]

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia Agree To Hold More Talks On Nile Dam: Egyptian Foreign Ministry

CAIRO, Ministers of foreign affairs and irrigation of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, agreed to hold a week-long round of negotiations, to discuss the substantive aspects and controversial points over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Agreement for the new round of talks came, after the ministers from the three countries held a virtual meeting, […]

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree to more Nile dam talks

ADDIS ABABA, Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia agreed to hold further talks this month, hoping to resolve their long-running dispute over the latter’s huge dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan’s water ministry said. Previous three-way talks have failed to produce an agreement on the filling and operation of the vast reservoir behind the 145-metre tall Grand […]

Tripartite Negotiation on GERD Held on Sunday

Addis Ababa  (ENA) The virtual meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Water Affairs of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan held on Sunday. The meeting is convened by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the AU Executive Council. The Ministers exchanged views on the […]

Elders Vow to Support Law Enforcement Operation in Metekel

Addis Ababa  (ENA) Elders in Metekel Zone of Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State expressed readiness to provide the necessary support to the government in its law enforcement operation in Metekel Zone aimed at hunting down the criminals and bring them to justice. The elders drawn from different parts of the zone made the remark during a discussion […]