UNFPA Ethiopia Response to the Tigray Crisis – Situation report (15-30 April 2021)

Background On November 4, 2020 simmering tensions between the federal government and the leadership of the northern Tigray region escalated into a military confrontation. Following the armed clashes, a sixmonth state of emergency with a law-enforcement operation was declared by the federal government, and a large-scale humanitarian crisis ensued with a surge of internally displaced […]

2020 UNHCR Multi-Sectoral Joint Needs Assessment Report

This report presents UNHCR’s engagement in multi-sectoral joint needs assessments in 2020 in line with Grand Bargain commitments towards improved harmonization and coordination of assessment exercises as well as increased transparency. BACKGROUND What are multi-sectoral joint needs assessments? Multi-sectoral | Assessments are considered multi-sectoral when covering two or more sectors/clusters. UNHCR considers Protection and Camp Coordination […]

Extreme weather leaves Ethiopian refugees vulnerable in eastern Sudan

As the rains begin in Sudan, UNHCR and partners race to shield refugees from the risk of flooding. Anna* recalls how just a few days ago she would sigh with relief as she stepped out of the scorching heat into the welcoming shade of her tent in eastern Sudan’s Tunaydbah refugee settlement. “The heat can […]

FAO launches programme to restore agricultural livelihoods of communities affected by conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

Interventions to enable farmers and pastoralists to resume agricultural production **Addis Ababa **– The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency programme to safeguard the agricultural livelihoods of communities affected by conflict in the Tigray region, Ethiopia. The FAO Representative in Ethiopia, Fatouma Seid, noted that “FAO’s priority is ensuring that the farmers […]

Ethiopia Food Security Alert: May 17, 2021

Many in Tigray face food security Emergency as national needs reach five-year high Across much of Ethiopia, 2021 assistance needs are at their highest levels since 2016 (Figure 1), driven by a confluence of factors. First, an increase in conflict since late 2020 has resulted in displacement and widespread reductions in household access to food […]

AU Youth Division to celebrate Africa Day with TikTok, Trace TV

Addis Ababa May 17/2021 (ENA) The African Union’s Youth Division within the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate has partnered with TikTok and Trace TV to celebrate Africa Day through a half month-long digital campaign titled “I Am African”. The partnership with TikTok and Trace TV accelerates the vision of the 1 Million by 2021 initiative […]

UN Chief Calls for Action to Conquer COVID-19, Digital Divide

May 17/2021 (ENA) The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called for action to conquer both the COVID-19 pandemic and the digital divide across the world. In his message for World Telecommunication and Information Science Day, celebrated annually on 17 May, the Secretary-General noted that technologies sustain life, work, health and learning for billions of people. […]