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Sweden donates $16 mln to drought affected in Ethiopia

The government of Sweden said it will contribute 16 million USD for food aid to people affected by the El Nino-induced drought in Ethiopia, Swedish Embassy in Addis Ababa said. The contribution is made through a grant to the World Food Program (WFP). “Through this contribution more than 1.5 million …

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New Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line begins service

A new railyway line linking Ethiopia and Djibouti has begun carrying wheat from the Port of Djibouti to Adama town as of Friday 20 November.Additional wheat, which the government of Ethiopia had bought for people affected by the El Nino-driven drought, has reached Port Djibouti. The Ethio-Djibouti railway project, linking …

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HOW BAD IS THE DROUGHT IN ETHIOPIA?

Alarm bells are ringing for a food emergency in Ethiopia. The UN says 15 million people will need help over the coming months. The government, wary of stigma and therefore hesitant to ask for help, has nevertheless said more than eight million Ethiopians need food assistance. Extra imports to stem …

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