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IFAD offers co-funding of USD 305 mln for farmers’ program

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), one of the three Rome-based UN agencies, has agreed to provide USD 40 million as part of the USD 305.7 million co-financing needed to back the Rural Financial Intermediation Program the Government of Ethiopia is about to implement.

UNFPA Commemorates 50th year anniversary in Addis

The United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) marked its 50th year anniversary in Addis Ababa at Sheraton Addis, in the presence of Naltalia Kanem (MD), UNFPA’s executive director and President Sahile-Work Zewde. The event also commemorated its 25 years, of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) which was first held in Cairo in 1994.

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.

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.

Unusual optimism surrounds latest South Sudanese peace deal

Representatives from the African Union and the United Nations who have paid a visit to South Sudan this week expressed unusual hope for the implementation of the September 12, 2018 peace agreement signed between the warring factions in the youngest African nation, being torn apart by a devastating civil war since 2013.

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.

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.

Ethiopia likely to feel effects of global trade war

Launching the annual series of Trade and Development Report, an official with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNTCAD) underscored the likelihood of Ethiopia to feel the heavy hand of the ongoing global trade war initiated by the aggressive policies of US president Donald Trump against Chinese goods and exports.