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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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18 October 2018

WFP and government of Ethiopia sign new agreement to strengthen Ethio-Djibouti logistics corridor

ADDIS ABABA - A new accord with the Government of Ethiopia will see the World Food Programme (WFP) develop national capacity in managing the Ethio-Djibouti land corridor and port operations.

 

17 August 2018

Heads of WFP and UNICEF in Ethiopia visit Somali region after days of civil unrest

ADDIS ABABA – The heads of the United Nations World Food Programme and UNICEF in Ethiopia have made a joint visit to Somali Region of Ethiopia to see firsthand how people affected by recent violence and civil unrest are being assisted. 

 

 

15 August 2018

WFP provides food for families driven from their homes by violent disturbances in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing food to tens of thousands of people seeking temporary shelter following violent protests in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.

4 June 2018

Steven Omamo to head World Food Programme Office in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – Steven Were Omamo is the World Food Programme’s (WFP) new Country Director in Ethiopia, the agency announced on Monday.

13 March 2018

China provides WFP with US$6 million for refugees, people hit by drought in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to assist refugees and people suffering because of drought in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

7 March 2018

Funding urgently needed to support hungry refugees in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, are appealing for US$80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia.

19 February 2018

Sweden provides critical assistance for WFP resilience operations in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a multiyear contribution of US$10.5 million from the Government of Sweden to provide innovative solutions for building resilience of vulnerable populations in Ethiopia. 

20 December 2017

WFP Launches First Emergency Logistics Simulation Training

ADDIS ABABA – On 15 December, WFP kicked off the organization’s first ever Emergency Logistics Simulation Training to be held in Ethiopia.
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5 September 2017

Hunger Crises Will Escalate Unless We Invest More In Addressing Root Causes, Say UN Food Agency Chiefs On Visit To Drought-Hit Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA - Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.

30 August 2017

WFP/FAO/IFAD Media Advisory: UN Food Agencies’ Chiefs To Visit Drought-Hit Ethiopia

ROME/ADDIS ABABA - The heads of the three UN food agencies will visit Ethiopia to highlight the critical food and nutrition security situation. Consecutive climate shocks have resulted in back-to-back droughts, which have caused hunger to soar and malnutrition rates to rise to alarming levels. The agency chiefs will discuss how best to strengthen their support to the Government and its systems so that Ethiopia can continue meeting its development goals while simultaneously addressing humanitarian challenges along the way.