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US Embassy alerts US citizens of Addis Abeba-Jijiga road blockade, as well between Babile & Harar due to fighting

10 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
US Embassy Press Release, August 10, 2017
The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports that the main road from Addis Ababa to Jijiga has been blocked by security forces between the cities of Babile and Harar due to intense fighting including gunfire.

Ethiopian Defense Force troops are arriving in the area, and the road is not passable. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel between Babile and Harar at this time.

As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Ethiopia in drought & famine: The United Nations is saying “A greater disaster is occurring”!

29 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The following is taken from the report of the United Nations Coordination Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA):

    The food and nutritional situation is deteriorating rapidly. During the third quarter of 2015, WPF assisted some 374,000 moderately malnourished children under-5 and pregnant and breastfeeding women (MAM) with targeted supplementary feeding. This was 54 per cent higher compared to the same time last year. In the last quarter of 2015, more than 700,000 MAM cases are expected to need assistance, twice the number of cases seen the same time last year.
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