Displaced Number 1.7m in Amhara, Afar Regions

Nov 28 , 2021

Over 1.76 million people have been displaced in the Amhara and Afar regional states as a result of the ongoing armed conflict, according to the Government Communications Service. The figure stands at over one million people in the Amhara region alone. Over 300,000qtl of food aid was delivered to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the two regional states last week, according to the Service. Last week, the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said that the number of people requiring food aid in war-torn northern Ethiopia had surged to more than nine million. An estimated 3.7 million need urgent food aid in Amhara Regional State while some 5.5 million people in Tigray Regional State require emergency humanitarian assistance.


Ethiopian Seafarers Contribute $50m Annually in Remittances

Ethiopian Maritime Authority disclosed 50 million dollars in annual remittances from seafarers deployed internationally. Abdulber Shemsu, the director general of the Authority, said Ethiopia's membership in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), establishes global standards and guidelines for safe, secure, and environmentally sustainable shipping practices. With 176 member countries and three associate member countries, including Ethiopia, the IMO provides a framework for ensuring...


AfDB Launches $1.5m Initiative to Propel Agro-Industrial Parks

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Cabinet Approves Public Service Legislation

Council of Ministers has unanimously approved the legislation that aims to raise the competency and professionalism of public service in the country. The Federal Civil Servants Proclamation is pending ratification from Parliament. The decision was made during the 30th meeting of the Cabinet last week, which follows the ratification of the public service and administrative policy. Currently, the 176 federal agencies within 22 ministries, collectively employ around two million people. The polic...