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Sudan

S. Sudan leader urges clashes end

The new southern Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir, has urged the African Council of Churches to help stop violence that has left more than 100 people dead. The Council is now considering sending a multi-faith team of Christian and Muslim leaders…

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AT
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21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

ICRC provides assistance to flood victims in Somali region

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with the Gode sub-branch of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) last week carried out an emergency assistance to some 1,255 vulnerable households that were affected by the flood in…

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News and Press Release
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AT
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21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Flood kills twenty people in Dire Dawa town

At least 20 people, including six children, were killed in flush floods last on Friday after an intense and sudden downpour in Dire Dawa. Hospital officials in the town, about 520 kilometres from the capital, said they had received 17…

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News and Press Release
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AT
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21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Overcoming the water problem

By Yohannes Ruphael The Ministry of Water Resources recently disclosed that it needed some 7.6 billion dollars to harness the country's rivers and aquifers. The water problem has of late become of great concern not only to Ethiopia but also to…

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News and Press Release
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AT
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21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: ERCS, ICRC hand over various projects in Tigray

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have handed over a health center built in Fatsi, in Gulomekeda Woreda in Tigray region at a cost of 1,800 000 birr. The health…

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News and Press Release
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AT
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21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Malaria continues to pose a serious health hazard

By Yohannes Ruphael The United Nations warned last week that a major malaria epidemic was threatening six million people and that 4.9 million dollars is needed to buy drugs and equipment and to train people to help treat victims during…

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News and Press Release
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AT
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21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

Sweden steps up support to Ethiopia

The Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) yesterday signed co-operation agreements with nine Non-Governmental Organizations on support amounting to 145 million birr for the development of the NGO sector over a three-year period. The Swedish Country Strategy for Development Co-operation with Ethiopia…

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News and Press Release
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AT
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: UN aid team goes to Somali region

Aiming to avert a potential humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations aid coordinators have opened an office in the Somali region of Ethiopia to provide assistance in the areas devastated by drought. With the lack of water becoming critical in some districts, UN…

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News and Press Release
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AT
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Japan to assist implementation of joint study with EARO group

The Ethiopia Agricultural Research Organization (EARO) and the Japan Green Resource Agency (J-Green) reached an agreement on Tuesday to launch a new study project entitled, "Verification Study of Technologies on Natural Resources Conservation and Restoration for the Prevention of…

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News and Press Release
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AT
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

WFP to feed 62,000 Ethiopians

The United Nations World Food Programme said last Friday that it would continue to feed a total of 62,000 Ethiopians uprooted by the border war with Eritrea, down from 76,500 Ethiopians displaced by the conflict who had received food…

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News and Press Release
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AT
Posted:
21 Mar 2011