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Joint Statement on World Polio Day 2016

Addis Ababa, 24 October 2016: Today, as the world commemorates World Polio Day, we, the Federal Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International, in collaboration with other stakeholders and partners, reaffirm our commitment to eradicate the polio virus once and for all from Ethiopia. 564 more words


Early Childhood Development- Investing in the seeds of tomorrow’s fruits

Gillian Mellsop, UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia

‘Children are today’s flowers and tomorrow’s fruit’ is a saying in Ethiopia and there is no better investment that cultivates the fruit and speaks to the ‘right in principle and right in practice’ mantra more than early childhood development. 836 more words


Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF 

 NEW YORK/ ADDIS ABABA, 7 October, 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age, according to a report released by UNICEF ahead of International Day of the Girl on 11 October. 629 more words


Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty, says joint World Bank Group – UNICEF study

NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA,  04 October 2016 – Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. 693 more words


Last Night in Ethiopia 

Tonight is our last night in Arba Minch and tomorrow we start the long trek home. While I looked over the city, the woods, and the country, I can’t help but think about the changes I’ve seen in me while I was here. 76 more words


Ethiopia Day 1

I woke up to “Closer” by The Chainsmokers this morning. Not because I set it as my alarm, but because the elementary school next door to the hotel was having their PE to the song. 295 more words


Plot Twist

Originally written for E3iopia Missions.

You know when you are expecting something to happen, and then when it happens, it doesn’t happen the way you were expecting it to? 838 more words