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Global hunger on the rise: FAO

“The fight against hunger” is feeling the pressure with recent reports indicating chronic hunger and malnutrition on the rise after a period of decline threatening to drag back decades of gains, says The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation.

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital returns to Ethiopia

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital–an MD-10 aircraft—has returned to Addis Ababa for the fifth time to conduct a three week national ophthalmic training and surgery program from October 1 - 19, 2018, The Reporter has learnt.

Dutch farms team up to engage in CSR

Three Dutch-owned horticulture farms have teamed-up to engage in corporate-social-responsibility mantra in Koka. The three Dutch farms: the Florensis Ethiopia, Syngenta and Dummen Orange have teamed up to help complement the work of the Social & Environmental development organization (SAEDO) which was established in 2014 as a local strategy to reduce poverty in the area by the said companies.

Nutrition Societies gather to deliberate on challenges, opportunities

In association with the Food and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia (FONSE) and the African Nutrition Society, hundreds of delegates involved in the areas of nutritional science, public health, international non-governmental organizations and government agencies have gathered for the annual Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference.

ECDD, Enable India team up to create voice-based networking platform

The Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD), co-founded by disability rights activist, Yetnebersh Nigussie and Bob Ransom, a former ILO Disability Specialist – is set up to help some of the leading corporations, including Ethio-Telecom to fulfill their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mantra.

Festive mode

Abune Mathias, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) attended the Meskel celebration in the capital on Wednesday.

Registration for DV 2020 begins

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa announced that registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program for the year 2020 (DV 2019) is open as of October 3, 2018 and will stay open until November 6, 2018.

This came at a time when President Donald Trump is pushing for the reduction of the number of migrants to the United States to a maximum of 30,000 a year.

Ministry, Embassy negotiate the reopening of a once promising eye clinic

Two years after shutting down an India eye clinic, OIA Indian Eye Care Center, on a slew of complaints over negligence and questions on the qualifications of its Indian eye doctors, the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Zewditu Hospital is negotiating with the Embassy of India to transfer the center over to Zewditu, Zelalem Chemdesa (MD), managing director of the hospital confirmed to The Reporter.

Social media based activists mobilize to support IDPs in Addis Ababa

Concerned residents of Addis Ababa have been collecting funds and necessary goods to support internally displaced persons following the ethnically motivated attacks in Burayu town and peripheral areas of Addis Ababa. The violence has led to a reported 17,000 people displaced from their homes.