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Focusing on prevention work

In the era of COVID-19, the head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Julien Lerisson, converses with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the ICRC’s recent effort to help curb the devastation of the virus, on the history of the organization, how it has affected its operation and on some of the efforts in the Somali region where ICRC returned two years ago after more than a decade of absence. Excerpts:

“Countries need to work very hard to build resilient health systems”

In the midst of the novel coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19), the World Health Organization’s Ethiopia country representative, Boureima Hama Sambo, reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the work of the internatioal entiry in Ethiopia, on the challenges, on how to be best prepared and the support it provides. Excerpts:

“Farmers can make the right decisions for themselves and mitigates risks”

Yasmin Abdulwassie is the Regional Director for Farm Africa. Here, she shares with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the work of the organization, on some of the impact it has made towards conservation of ecosystems and agriculture development in Ethiopia together with its partners and the government in a nation that is still agriculture dependent and finally reflects on how the coronavirus might affect local agriculture.

Mitigating infestation

Orlando Sosa is an agriculture officer specializing in crops with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) working under the Sub Regional Office for Eastern Africa.