Ethiopia Country content en Ethiopian Student Wins Global Children’s “Zero Hunger” Design Competition SHASHEMENE – Thirteen-year-old Zelalem Tusha from Ethiopia’s SNNP region has been named as one of the winners of this year’s global children's design competition organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).   School Meals Ethiopia Africa School Meals Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:08:00 +0000 WFP 646814 at WFP Hands Over Five Warehouses To Ethiopian Cooperative Unions BUTAJIRA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over five pre-fabricated warehouses to cooperative unions in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, one of Ethiopia’s largest grain-producing areas, as part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative (P4P). Purchase for Progress Ethiopia Africa Purchase for Progress Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:22:51 +0000 WFP 645845 at Japan Announces Support To WFP, WHO AND UNHCR To Assist South Sudanese Refugees And Ethiopian Host Community In Gambella ADDIS ABABA - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today thanked the government of Japan for its generous and timely donation of US$11.8 million to assist South Sudanese refugees and the host community in Gambella regional state in western Ethiopia. Ethiopia Africa Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:47:25 +0000 WFP 645775 at In Ethiopia, WFP Agriculture Initiative Opens Doors For Rural Women In Ethiopia, the WFP Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme buys large amounts of maize from smallholder farmers via cooperative unions and is helping transform livelihoods, but bringing women farmers into the programme has remained a major challenge. To overcome that challenge, WFP launched a P4P gender initiative three years ago, which is starting to bear fruit in Ethiopia. Purchase for Progress Ethiopia Local Africa P4P Stories from the field Gender Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:22:58 +0000 Stephanie Savariaud 645686 at How Being Energy Efficient In Ethiopia Is Helping The Environment By Melese Awoke and Stephanie Savariaud WFP is expanding its safe-stove initiative in Ethiopia by distributing 24,000 additional safe, fuel-efficient stoves in the Ahmara region. The project, which began five years ago thanks to funding from Germany’s KfW Development Bank, will also be generating revenues  from carbon credits that WFP will reinvest in food insecure communities.  We met a few families to see the benefits of these stoves for their lives and their environment. Ethiopia Africa Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:25:22 +0000 WFP 645445 at Ethiopian Farmer Finds Smart Way To Get Through Droughts Zemada Kebeb is a farmer living in Ethiopia’s drought-prone Tigray region. In the past, recurring droughts threatened to push her and her four children into chronic hunger. But now, with the help of a resilience-building initiative called R4, Zemada no longer fears a lack of rainfall and has enough stability to start growing new things like mangos. Climate Change Preventing Hunger Ethiopia Global Africa Climate Change Droughts Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:19:57 +0000 Lorenzo Bosi 644405 at WFP Welcomes Substantial And Timely Assistance To Refugees From The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous and timely contribution of US$104 million to assist refugees sheltering in countries neighbouring Syria, in Ethiopia and in Kenya, provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. Ethiopia Kenya Syria Global Africa Middle East Syria emergency Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:50:37 +0000 WFP 644378 at Leading A Positive Life In Ethiopia In 2011, WFP received its largest contribution from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), US$56 million for a five-year programme in Ethiopia.  Although WFP had been assisting people living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia since 2003, the PEPFAR contribution enabled a new dimension of assistance, where people are now provided with the ability to address their households’ food and nutrition requirements and send their kids to school.  Two women reflect on the impact that this generous donation has had on their lives. Fight Against HIV/AIDS Ethiopia Local Africa HIV/AIDS Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:26:03 +0000 Stephanie Savariaud 644225 at Ethiopian Student Wins Global Children’s “Zero Hunger” Design Competition MEKELE – Fourteen-year-old Guush Gebrehiwot has been named as one of the winners in a global children's design competition organised by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Ethiopia Africa Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:33:08 +0000 WFP 643934 at In Western Ethiopia, A Cash-And-Food Initiative For Refugees Reaps Big Rewards WFP continues to expand cash programmes in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia thanks to the support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). In Bambasi, refugees like Sadia explains what it means for them and their families. Cash and Vouchers School Meals Ethiopia Africa Cash and Vouchers School Meals Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:27:19 +0000 WFP 643671 at