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Ethiopia agrees to step away from aid distribution

Ethiopia agrees to step away from aid distribution

In Ethiopia, various international aid organizations have suspended aid deliveries since last May because of the theft. Following the cessation of aid, it has been repeatedly reported that refugees and internally displaced persons have lost their lives due to starvation. At the time, the aid organizations that the federal and state government officials were involved in the theft of aid grain. In addition to this, the grain saved for the beneficiaries was being sent to a neighboring country, and the federal government rejected the charges brought at the time. The United States Agency for Development Assistance (USAID) announced today in…
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Ethiopia Briefs the situations of Amhara region to UN organizations

Ethiopia Briefs the situations of Amhara region to UN organizations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia Briefed the situations of Amhara region to UN humanitarian organizations representatives. Ethiopia briefed the current national issue to the representatives of the United Nations humanitarian institutions, who were stationed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Minister of State for Political and Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mesganu Arga briefed the delegates on the current issue in Ethiopia, especially the humanitarian situation in the Amhara region. In this way, he expressed the determination of the Ethiopian government to improve the overall humanitarian situation and accelerate the delivery of aid, including food, together with aid…
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ECSOC Calls for Aid resumption in Tigray Region

ECSOC Calls for Aid resumption in Tigray Region

The Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations Council (ECSOC) calls for resumption of humanitarian food support in Tigray Region. The World Food Programme (WFP) and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have decided to suspend the humanitarian food aid they have been providing to the Tigray region owing to the diversion of shipments to illicit sales in local markets rather than reaching the people in need. The ECSOC stated in its statement that, it understands WFP and USAID’s decisions and finds the temporary pause of such support to be sensible. The Council has also established the facts from different sources…
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EU allocates €22 million in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia

EU allocates €22 million in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia

The EU announced today new funding of €22 million (more than 1.2 billion Birr) in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia – those suffering from the impact of conflict and displacement including refugees, drought and other climate-related hazards, and epidemics. This amount adds to the €60.5 million (3.5 billion Birr) announced earlier this year for Ethiopia, bringing the total of EU humanitarian funding support in Ethiopia to EUR 82.5 million (4.8.Billion Birr) thus far in 2023. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: “Against the backdrop of the widespread humanitarian needs in Ethiopia, the EU has mobilized…
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36 humanitarian workers were killed in Ethiopia

36 humanitarian workers were killed in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, April 22/2023, Ethio Negari:- After the 2008 amendment of the civil society law, many organizations have started to work, but the country's insecurity was the main obstacle to excute their projects. Council of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations has stated that 36 civil society organization workers have been killed since 2019. The director general of the council, Henok Melese, said that it has become difficult to work in different parts of the country. The council, which has more than four thousand organizations as members are working and making sacrifices till death. The director general cited the example of Catholic…
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US grants more than $330 million to Ethiopia

US grants more than $330 million to Ethiopia

US grants more than $330 million to Ethiopia United States announced more than 331 million dollars in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who is on a working visit to Addis Ababa, has announced more than 331 million dollars in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia. Anthony Blinken announced that the support will be funded by the US State Department and the US International Development Organization. He stated that the support will be used for food, medicine, and drinking water for people who are facing problems due to conflict and drought affected communities. And also the grant will…
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