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New HIV infections among adolescents projected to rise by nearly 60 per cent by 2030 if progress stalls – UNICEF

Urgent action needed to improve HIV prevention and treatment for young people 

NEW YORK/JOHANNESBURG/ADDIS ABABA 1 December 2016 – New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 annually by 2030 if progress in reaching adolescents stalls, according to a new report released by UNICEF today.  652 more words

Ethiopia

Light after dark - Solar lamps improve children education in rural Ethiopia

BASHABUDA, BENISHAGUL GUMUZ, ETHIOPIA 28 September 2016 – Three years ago, when Selwa Mensur was a fifth grader, something arrived in her school which immediately changed her life. 818 more words

Ethiopia

UNHCR and UNICEF agree to reinforce their commitment to respond to refugees and host communities in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, 18 November 2016 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF today signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) and a joint plan of action to further strengthen their partnership in responding to the needs of refugees and host communities in Ethiopia. 313 more words

Ethiopia

Cash transfers recognized as most effective way to build resiliency among the poor 

Johannesburg/Addis Ababa- 15 November 2016 –  New evidence released today shows that social cash transfers are working in Africa, and that giving cash to families is leading to numerous positive outcomes, including reducing poverty among the most vulnerable. 590 more words

Ethiopia

Climate change in Agriculture: embark upon the cause and effect for food security and solution to revert the warming world through Adaptation-Mitigation options

Agriculture as a cause of Climate change

According to intergovernmental panel on climate change, Agriculture is one of the world’s largest industries; agricultural land alone covers 40-50% of the world’s land surface. 1,783 more words

FOOD SECURITY

Volunteers Blast Hygiene Message to Halt Acute Watery Diarrhea

By Bethlehem Kiros

ADDIS ABABA, 30 September 2016 – Mickias Fikre, a taxi driver keeps soap in his car and makes sure to wash his hands thoroughly before he eats. 734 more words

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Ensuring every child is accounted for and no one is left behind in Ethiopia

By Hannah Godefa

On August 6th, I was fortunate to be a part of a campaign in Ethiopia when the establishment of the Vital Events Registration Agency (VERA) kicked off throughout the country. 325 more words

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