Four Refugee Camps Get New Classrooms

November 30 , 2019

Eighty-four classrooms built in four refugee camps in Gambella Regional State through UNICEF financing were inaugurated on November 29, 2019. The classrooms were built in Nguenyyiel, Terkidi, Kule and Jewi refugee camps with the collaboration of the Ministry of Education, regional education bureaus, the Agency for Refugee & Returnee Affairs, UNHCR, UNICEF, Plan International and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. The funding was secured from UNICEF's two-year "Education Can Not Wait" programme with a total of 15 million dollars in investment. The programme aims at expanding educational opportunities for children affected by emergencies and the protracted humanitarian crisis in refugee camps and host communities in Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions. The funding is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by UNICEF’s own independent governance structure.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...