Humanitarian Health Action

Ethiopia press releases


  • 21 April 2012

    Kulle Refugee Camp in Gambella Region, western Ethiopia, currently hosts about 35 000 of the 97 000 refugees from South Sudan taking shelter in three camps in the region. Almost 66 % of the refugees in Kulle are women and children. The WHO assessment team witnessed 22 April 2014 the concerning health conditions at the camp.



WHO humanitarian chief meets Ethiopian Health Minister, health partners in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA -- The World Health Organization's top humanitarian relief official today welcomed major health achievements that have been made in Ethiopia. Dr Eric Laroche also committed WHO to supporting health partners to strengthen Ethiopia's emergency preparedness and improve conditions for people confronted by the food security crisis, cross-border population displacement and communicable diseases.

Health risks add to crisis in Ethiopia

GENEVA/ADDIS ABABA -- Worsening malnutrition and the threat of disease outbreaks are compounding Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis. WHO is working with the Government of Ethiopia and health partners to support the 4.6 million people needing urgent emergency food relief nationwide.

Ethiopian Government and Partners Revise Current Humanitarian Requirements

Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Agency


Post-war rehabilitation of the health system in Afar and Tigray regions completed

February 21, 2004. Today WHO Representative for Ethiopia, Dr. Olusegun A. Babaniyi, the Ambassador of Norway, HE Ms Mette Ravn, and Regional State Officials have officially inaugurated the newly constructed Godefay Health Post.

Combining TB treatment with HIV testing and treatment could save lives of up to 500 000 HIV-positive Africans every year


To save lives, WHO rushes medical supplies to drought-ridden Ethiopia


Norway and WHO Together to Restore Health Programs in War Affected Areas

12 December 2000 Addis Ababa--World Health Organization and the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation today signed a 3 million Birr agreement towards the implementation of health system rehabilitation initiative in war affected areas in northern Tigray and Afar regions. The programme is intended to assist Regional Health Bureaux in the reestablishment of a staggering 300 thousand internally displaced persons to their places of origin and resume their economic activity. An estimated thirty per cent of these are now reported by the government to be in the process of re-establishing their presence in their places of origin.

Drought in the Horn of Africa

Weekly press update of the UN Country Team on the current drought situation in Ethiopia