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UN / GING

Upon his return from Ethiopia, the Director of the Operational Division of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, reported that malnutrition rates among the 180,000 refugees from South Sudan seeking shelter in the Gambela region of Ethiopia "are among the worst anywhere in the world." On Gaza, Ging said the [...]

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / REFUGEE INFLUX

Waves of South Sudanese people are fleeing across the Ethiopian border, while the United Nations refugee agency struggles to rush food and medical supplies to the site. UNHCR

3 Jun 2014 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES

The heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive. WFP

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / ETHIOPIAN FORCES

Ethiopian forces have deployed in Belet Weyne, in South Central Somalia as they begin their duties under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops have been integrated into AMISOM.

14 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / GOROM REFUGEES

Fleeing violence in Bor, South Sudan, many have headed to capital Juba, some 200 kilometers to the south. Some 500 families landed in Gorom, an Ethiopian refugee camp on the outskirts of Juba, home to close to 2500 people. UNHCR

22 Jan 2014 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / WATER

Wubalem, a 17-year old girl living in Machakel district, Ethiopia, no longer has to choose between attending school and making a three-hour trek to fetch unclean water from a river. Two programmes sponsored by UNICEF and the European Union have brought more than 100 water points to the area and a nutrition programme has helped [...]

9 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / LEAD PAINT LAUNCH

More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE

22 Oct 2013 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / CHILD MORTALITY

A new UNICEF report "A Promise Renewed" examines trends in child mortality since 1990 and the opportunity to end preventable child deaths.  Health extension workers, especially in the remote areas, have helped slash child mortality rates by half inEthiopia than ten years. UNICEF

14 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UNICEF / CHILD MORTALITY OVERVIEW

A new UNICEF report examining trends in child mortality shows that Millennium Goal 4, to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015, will not be met. And if efforts aren't stepped up, the reports predicts 35 million more children will die mostly from preventable causes. UNICEF

12 Sep 2013 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / MALNUTRITION RATE DROP

A nutrition program in Mancha Ethiopia has shown that in the past three years, malnutrition rates have dropped from 20 percent to five percent and severe

12 Aug 2013 | Read More »

 

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