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Swedish minister praises reform in Ethiopia

Ahead of the International Conference on Climate Change and Global Warming summit 2019, set to take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from July 15-16, 2019, the Scandinavian nation’s Deputy Minister of International Cooperation, Per Olsson Fridh made a two day visit to Ethiopia and restated his nation’s support for the reform process taking place in the country during the last year.

House revises refugees bill

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has revised a draft bill on refugees this week to help with the GoE’s refugee integration program by giving a wider access for refugees in Ethiopia ranging from business activities, to the right to possess property as well as duty-free importation.

WRC members present recommendations

A week before the release of a high-level report at the headquarters of the United Nations entitled, A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System;the members of the World Refugee Council have met with important actors in Addis Ababa that deal with the issues of refugees and have presented their recommendations.

IDPs continue to climb in Ethiopia

A new report released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicated that the number of people internally displaced has continued to grow over the past two months. The recent report shows that the figure has increased from two million to 2.33 million people displaced.

Confusion at the border

In a surprise turn of events this weeks, the government in Asmara is reported to have closed down it borders with Ethiopia, adjoining the Tigray Regional State, from the side of  Eritrea with no official explanation yet offered by both countries.

Humanitarian organization condemns unplanned repatriation

With the Government of Ethiopia yet to approve a new plan on how to repatriate internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their original homes and rehabilitates them; a new report by International Refugees – a humanitarian organization based in the US – disclosed the recent efforts by the government to repatriate (IDPs) was unplanned, lacking in coordination and was also involuntarily imposed on IDPs, The Reporter has learnt.

EU reports stark increase in refugees

Following the opening up of the borders between Ethiopia and Eritrea, close to 15,000 Eritreans have crossed into Ethiopia contributing to the existing refugee pressure in the country, EU said this week.

UN report counters erroneous migrants’ data

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has launched a report featuring migration which says that Africa has been perceived as a source of refugees and that it is hurting the continent’s positive images.

Germany extends 212 mln Euros in support to Ethiopia

A long awaited bilateral negotiation between Germany and Ethiopia concluded on Friday with the presence of high level delegations from both nations where Germany pledged a financial support worth 212.6 million Euros, including 87 million to be spent to support refugees coming to Ethiopia from neighboring nations.