Medical/Health Care

UNHCR Ethiopia COVID-19 and Operational Update 14 December 2020

796,437 Refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 November 2020 38,830 Handwashing facilities in camps 2,509 Health and community workers trained COVID-19 Operational Context As of 20 November 2020, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 102,720 coronavirus (COVID19) cases and 1,569 in the country. Ethiopia is currently registering the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases […]

Medical/Health Care

Economics of Early Response and Resilience to COVID-19: Ethiopia

• Routine support already provided under the Ethiopia Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and Humanitarian Assistance (HA) is estimated to have saved $859m in one year in reduced aid costs as well as avoided income and livestock losses. An increased investment in cash+/resilience investments would have increased savings to $871m. • The economic model suggests […]

General

Desert Locust Bulletin 507 (4 January 2020)

Numerous immature swarms formed in eastern Ethiopia and central Somalia, which moved to southern Ethiopia, reaching northern Kenya on 21 December. More swarms will arrive during January and spread throughout southern Ethiopia and northern, central, and eastern counties of Kenya where they will mature and lay eggs that will hatch and give rise to hopper […]

General

Trump Rewards Allies Nunes, Jordan with Medal of Freedom

TOKYO/WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is set to present one of the nation’s highest civilian honors to two of his most outspoken congressional allies, California Rep. Devin Nunes and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, as he looks to reward loyalists with just over two weeks left in his term. A White House official confirmed that Trump […]

Governance

Kenyan Schools Reopen Despite Coronavirus Concerns

NAIROBI – Schools in Kenya reopened Monday after being closed since March due to the coronavirus. But Kenya has yet to contain the pandemic and there are concerns among teachers and parents about being exposed to the infection. Kenya shut schools in mid-March as a measure to contain the virus, which has killed nearly 1,700 […]