Archive for June, 2008

The true meaning of grass root volunteer service

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Andrei Engstrand-Neacsu in WolayitaIn Wolayita, one of the most affected areas of Ethiopia, recurrent drought has reduced to almost nothing the availability of food for a chronically food-insecure population. The seasonal rains failed last year and again in the first two months of 2008. Crops that would normally have helped ...

MSF Treats 6,500 for Severe Malnourishment

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Addis Ababa, 26 June, 2008 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the Oromiya and Southern Nations and Nationalities People's regions (SNNPR) of southern Ethiopia have treated about 6,500 children for severe malnourishment. Since May 13, MSF has been continually scaling up its activities in the areas where ...

4.6 million Ethiopians urgently need food aid, Unicef says

Friday, June 27th, 2008

GENEVA: Some 4.6 million people in Ethiopia are facing severe malnutrition as a result of drought and lack of food, the United Nations warned Thursday in an appeal for nearly $50 million in emergency aid.

Carlow Nurse heads to Ethiopia

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

For Nurney nurse Lily Cummins, helping the sick is second nature. So much so that the 45-year-old barely returned home after a 13-month stint with humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontiers in Zimbabwe when she packed her bags again for Ethopia.

Aid urgently needed to avert serious famine in Ethiopia: Unicef

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

GENEVA (AFP) — Humanitarian aid is urgently needed in Ethiopia, where drought and soaring food prices have led to a crisis that could match a severe famine that hit five years ago, a Unicef official said Thursday.

Netherlands Contributes $ 2.7 Mln for UNFPA Program to Stop Violence Against Women

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

The Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa) Tizita Kebede Addis Ababa The Netherlands government on Tuesday donated 2.7 million Euros (over 40 million birr) to support United Nations Population Fund Ethiopia (UNFPA) program to stop gender-based violence, enhance provision of health care and ensure social support systems. Signing the agreement at the United Nations Conference Centre ...

Saudi business delegation in Ethiopia

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

(MENAFN - Arab NewA 10-member Saudi business delegation, headed by Commerce and Industry Minister Abdullah Zainal Alireza, assessed investment opportunities in Ethiopia during its three-day visit that ended yesterday.

Deputy Executive Director calls for immediate action on malnutrition in Ethiopia

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

By Indrias Getachew GURAGE ZONE, Ethiopia, 25 June 2008 – Mubarek weighed barely 3.5 kg when he arrived at the Kuno Alimena Health Post in Ethiopia's drought-affected Gurage Zone. His weight would be average for a newborn baby, but as a toddler, he weighs approximately one-third of what he should. His ...

Ethiopian human rights bill stalls

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

A group of Ethiopian expatriates is pushing Congress to pass a bill that would impose sanctions on the Ethiopian government if it fails to improve its human rights record. But their effort has stalled in the Senate in the face of a well-funded lobbying campaign financed by the government and ...

Ethiopia bans nude pics

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia has slapped a ban on what had been billed as the Horn of Africa nation's first exhibition of nude photography, the photographer behind the show said on Wednesday.