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Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF. 16 june 2013

Japan Donates US$11 Million for Children in Ethiopia: Grant to reach 1 million children with life saving interventions. 10 june 2013

Universal birth registration could be lasting legacy of African Union's 50th anniversary. 20 May 2013

Ethiopia launches Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Primary Schools and Health facilities Manuals. 16 April 2013

1000 days to reach the most vulnerable children: UNICEF calls on accelerating development results with equity. 5 April 2013

Clean water, sanitation and hygienic environment, crucial for children. 22 March 2013

UNICEF Ethiopia Appoints Hannah Godefa as its New Ambassador. 4 January 2013

Diverse countries are making rapid progress in child survival - UNICEF report. 13 September 2012

UNICEF says hardest part yet to come in providing drinking water to millions. 29 August 2012

UNICEF calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa. 16 June 2012

Tackling deadliest diseases for world's poorest children can yield huge gains - UNICEF. 8 June 2012

UNICEF to save $22 million through transparency in buying bed nets. 6 June 2012

New report shines a light on how the realization of girls and boys rights is accelerating in Ethiopia and what needs to be done next. 11 May 2012

High Level Meeting Sets Course Towards Water and Sanitation For All. 19 April 2012

EU donates Euro 3 Million to UNICEF for Nutrition Security in Ethiopia. 09 April 2012

UNICEF: On World Water Day, poor rural people missing out. 22 March 2012

African Leaders to Tackle Gender Inequality in HIV/AIDS. 6 December 2011

Investments for Children must be at Top of African HIV and AIDS Agenda.  2 December 2011

Tigray Region launches social protection initiative based on Community Care Coalition Model. 12 August 2011

UNICEF Celebrates Global Breastfeeding Week by Taking the Message Beyond Health Clinics.  1 August 2011

UNICEF Inaugurates Warehouse Refurbished with US$ 400,000 from Government of  Norway. May 2010

Three ministries join for historic milestone to launch the Early Childhood Care and Education Policy and Strategic Framework. March 2010

United Kingdom Gives $6.4 Million to UNICEF for Emergency Nutrition Response in Ethiopia.  January 2010

France Donates 500, 000 Euros to Treat Severe Acute Malnutrition in Ethiopia. August 2009

Word Breastfeeding Week Celebrated in Ethiopia. August 2009 

Government of Japan Donates $6 Million to UNICEF Ethiopia for Children Affected by the Global Food Crisis. April 2009

High-Level Salt Iodisation Launching and Scale-Up Event. April 2009

Japanese Vice Minister Visits Local Producer of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food. November 2008

• One Million Ethiopian Children will Wash their Hands with Soap on Global Handwashing Day. October 2008

Private Japanese Donor, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka Honors Memory of Athlete Abebe Bikila with $1 Million Donation for Nutrition  programmes in Ethiopia. October 2008

Life-saving Therapeutic Supplies Arrive in Ethiopia for Emergency Relief. July 2008

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Hilde F. Johnson Calls for Urgent Action for Children in Drought Affected Ethiopia. June 2008

• UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Hilde F. Johnson in Ethiopia on Drought Emergency Visit. June 2008

• Speak Africa Campaign for no Violence Against Children and Youth Launched. June 2008

• Ethiopia: Child Survival Gains Threatened by Malnutrition: An estimated 126,000 need immediate help - funding shortfall cited. May  2008

• Ethiopian Youth Tackle Oneminutejr. May 2008

Three Million Babies Born In Ethiopia Each Year Go Through Life Without An Official Identity: Workshop Calls For The Establishment Of Birth, Death, Marriage And Divorce Registration System. April 2008

• UNICEF calls for Action to Achieve Universal Access to Sanitation in Ethiopia. March 2008

H.E. President Girma Calls on Women to Stand Up for their Constitutional Rights. March 2008

Ethiopia At The Center Of Child Survival Revolution. January 2008

• I want to be “Alive” girl gets final goodwill payment from UNICEF. January 2008

The Abilities of People with Disabilities. December 2007

• Ethiopia Launches New Development Analysis Tool. November 2007

• Great Ethiopian Run.  November 2007

 Africa Unite World Premiere Held at National Palace as Part of Ethiopian Millennium Celebration. Septemer 2007

Millennium Dream Campaign Launched to Raise Funds for Ethiopian Orphans and Vulnerable Children. August 2007

Government of Japan Donates US$ 1 Million to Prevent Malaria in Ethiopia. August 2007

•  Ethiopian millennium tree planting campaign launched in Benishangul Gumuz Region: UNICEF pledges support to plant 20 million trees through youth involvement. June 2007

Gambella's Sport for Peace and Development Festival promotes ethnic unity. June 2007

European Commission head tours UNICEF-supported child nutrition sites in Tigray. May 2007

‘Keep Water Safe’ Movement Launched in Shashemene. April 2007

Concerted efforts needed to improve Post-Primary Education in Eastern and Southern Africa. February 2007

Steady Progress Being Made in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for Ethiopia’s Children. February 2007 

European Union donation saves lives in Ethiopian child survival campaign.  February 2007

Swedish reality show constructed school for orphans and vulnerable children inaugurated in Awassa. February 2007

1.4 million Ethiopians to get clean water through $29 million European Union/UNICEF partnership. December 2006

Ethiopian President and Olympic stars launch orphans campaign. November 2006

• UNICEF appeals for US$18.3m for Ethiopian flood victims. August 2006

• Japan donates US$ 4.7 for malaria control and polio eradication in Ethiopia as floods threaten outbreaks of malaria. August 2006

UNICEF needs $7.7m for life-saving children’s programmes in Ethiopia. July 2006

Girls education and cluster education school programme receives large new support from the Netherlands Government. May 2006

• Coping  with severe drought in Ethiopia’s southern Moyale district.

• Ethiopian and Danish scientists join forces to fight child malnutrition. 09 February 2006

• UNICEF calls immediate action to save lives in drought affected Ethiopia. 4 February 2006

• UNICEF launches relief appeal as severe drought threatens Ethiopia. 26 January 2005

• Malnutrition and disease pose grave risks to children in drought- ravaged areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. 25 January 2006

• Dream teams race to raise funds for Ethiopia Orphans and Vulnerable Children. 29 November 2005

• Ethiopia’s children share their dreams in new campaigning book.

• Ethiopian urged to join largest ever campaign for orphans and vulnerable children. 25 October 2005

• UNICEF receives US 4.96 million from Sweden to scale up response to HIV/AIDS among orphans, vulnerable children and youth. 9 September 2005

UNICEF calls for end to compassion fatigue over Ethiopia's dying children. 6 July 2005

• UNICEF Executive Board Delegation Visits Severe Acute Malnutrition Centres in SNNPR. 22 April 2005

• African Youth set forth Ten ‘Demandments’ at close of Africa Unite symposium. 5 February 2005

• UNICEF goodwill ambassador Angelique Kidjo, to join Africa Unite Celebrations.  27 January 2005

• Addis Ababa prepares for commemorative Bob Marley events.

• National WASH movement kicks-off throughout Ethiopia. 20 November 2004

• Polio campaign targets 750,000 children. 25 October 2004

• UNICEF Launches its New Child-friendly Millennium Development Goal (MDGs)  Booklets and Youth Writer/Artist Competition. 22 October 2004

• The Ethiopian Teenagers’ Forum Recommendations and Action Plan on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 20 October 2004

• Talking Points for UNICEF Representative Bjorn Ljungqvist 2004 Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs). 20 October 2004

• Afar and SNNPR to Receive UNICEF Donated Drilling Rigs. 19 October 2004

Enhanced Outreach Strategy for Child Survival Successfully Targets Children and Mothers. 17 september 2004

• Enhanced Outreach Strategy for Child Survival Successfully Targets Children and Mothers at Grassroots Level in SNNPR. 3 September 2004

• UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador for OVCS Kenenisa Bekele Wins  Gold in 10,000 Meters. 23 August 2004

• FMOH and UNICEF Join Forces to Promote Safe Breastfeeding. 6 August 2004

• Stakeholders Meet to Develop Ethiopian Strategy on OVCs. 5 August 2004

• Japanese Government Donates $3.4 Million for Polio Eradication and Tetanus Elimination. 2 August 2004

• Addis Ababa Girls’ Forum Sets Foundation for Legislative Intervention Against Abuse of School Girls. 23 June 2004

• Ten Recommendations by the Ethiopian Teenagers’ Forum on the Day of  The African Child “The Family and the Child, HIV/AIDS and Girls’ Education”. 16 June 2004

• UNICEF Funds Medical University Training for Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition. 11 May 2004

• National Partnership for Scaling up Child Survival Intervention in  Ethiopia. 24 April 2004

• DCI Donates $1.1 million to UNICEF for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Education. 20 April 2004

• Mine Risk Education Training to be Held in Mekele. 16 April 2004

• Speech by UNICEF Nutrition Officer Sylvie Chamois Emergency Nutrition Intervention Guidelines Consensus Building Workshop. 29 march 2004







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