Hunger, Disease Stalk Millions in Drought-Hit Country

The World Health Organisation says hunger, preventable diseases and poor healthcare are the main humanitarian risks facing millions in Ethiopia who are affected or displaced by drought, flooding and insecurity.

City Forms Standing Committees

The EPRDF dominated Addis Abeba City Council established seven standing committees during its second regular meeting held on October 7 and 8, 2008.

Committee Submits Findings on Auditor General"s Report

The Enquiry Committee established in early July 2008 to investigate whether the Audit Report by the General Auditor, which claimed that the state had borrowed excess amounts unlawfully from local sources in 2005/06 fiscal year, has submitted its findings to Speaker of the House of Parliament, almost a month from the day it should have been presented.

National Food Reserve Shrinks to Record Low

The ongoing drought in Ethiopia, which many in the government, including the Deputy Prime Minister have repeatedly claimed is under control, has left the country with only 50,000tn of National Food Reserve stock.

Nation Faces Deteriorating Food Security

Drought-hit Ethiopians are facing a worsening food situation as the cost of maize soars nearly three-fold in some areas of the Horn of casino online Africa country compared to last year, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) cautioned today.
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