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Gates Foundation commits USD 1.6 bln

One of Ethiopia’s prominent partners of developmental aid, the Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation is upping its support in searching for a vaccine to fight COVID-19. This comes as Ethiopia's number of affected victims is rising daily surpassing the 1600 mark with 19 deaths so far.

USAID offers USD 30.4 mln for election

The United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) is set to offer USD 30.4 million, to support the upcoming election within Ethiopia. The funds are to support the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and help it build its capacity in order to run “free and fair elections.”

US Embassy condemns Gambella killings

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa condemned the gruesome killings, targeting aid workers. Two staff members of Action Against Hunger have tragically lost their lives, The Reporter has learnt.

US Embassy announces three-year initiative

The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa is set to help kick start a three year initiative with Harvard University’s Center for International Development to help identify opportunities for an economic growth and help identify its challenges.

China donates food aid worth ETB 200 mln

China has donated food aid to Ethiopia worth more than 200 million Birrin a ceremony attended by its ambassador to Ethiopia, Tan Jian, the Ethiopian State Minister of Finance Admasu Nebebe, and the Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, Mitiku Kassa.

Conflict thwarts aid

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)was forced to briefly suspend its operation in Gambella Regional State due to security concerns, making it difficult for International aid agencies to perform their operation in Western Ethiopia,The Reporter has learnt.