Archive for May 2nd, 2016

02/05/2016

Urgent Funding Needed for Ethiopian Farmers Ahead of Cropping Season

Human Wrongs Watch

With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 29 April 2016 called for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity.

For most vulnerable households in Ethiopia, the meher season is the best chance of growing food to bring them through the year. Photo: FAO/Tamiru Legesse

If seeds are not delivered in time, help will be too late to secure a decent harvest from the imminent meher season, which produces 85 per cent of the nation’s food supply, the UN agency said in a press release.

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02/05/2016

Yemeni Government Suspends Participation in Peace Talks

Human Wrongs Watch

Despite the positive atmosphere of the Yemeni peace talks which prevailed during the past few days, the United Nations envoy for Yemen on 1 May 2016 announced that the Government’s delegation suspended its participation in the plenary sessions because of reports received from Amran governorate.

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A missile remains on a road in Sana’a, capital of Yemen. Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans

“We understand the reasons that lead to this decision; however we urge all the parties to engage in good faith and demonstrate wisdom in their participation in the talks, Yemenis are counting on them,” said UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, in a statement.

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