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  • USAID transitioned the health hotline to GoE

    USAID transitioned the health hotline to GoE

    USAID recently transitioned the health hotline to the Government of Ethiopia. By dialing 952, callers can get information, counseling, and psychosocial support about various health issues.

  • Partnership with Ethiopian Government to End TB

    Partnership with Ethiopian Government to End TB

    The U.S. Government, through USAID, in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and implementing partners KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), celebrated the transition from the HEAL-TB activity to Challenge TB.

  • US Calls for Restraint on the Ethiopia-Eritrea Border

    US Calls for Restraint on the Ethiopia-Eritrea Border

    The United States is gravely concerned about the military action that took place on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border, June 12 and 13.

  • U.S.-funded Renovation of Historic Sites in Lalibela

    U.S.-funded Renovation of Historic Sites in Lalibela

    U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach and Yonas Desta, Director General, ARCCH jointly inaugurated the completion of the preservation of Biet Gabriel Rafael Churches and re-consecration of the Churches.

  • President Obama on the Occasion of Ramadan

    President Obama on the Occasion of Ramadan

    For many, this month is an opportunity to focus on reflection and spiritual growth, forgiveness, patience and resilience, compassion for those less fortunate, and unity across communities.

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  • Dr. Jill Biden to Travel to Africa
    Dr. Jill Biden to Travel to Africa

    Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger from July 15 – July 23, 2016 where she, along with Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, will engage government and civil society partners on issues related to economic empowerment and educational opportunity for women and girls. During their travel, Dr. Biden and Ambassador Russell will also highlight partnerships on global health and food security to reduce hunger and lift people out of poverty. 

  • USAID Announces nearly $128 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid to Ethiopia
    USAID Announces nearly $128 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid to Ethiopia

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today nearly $128 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in fifty years. Triggered by El Niño, the drought follows successive poor rainy seasons and now exceeds many people’s ability to cope. Today’s announcement will provide vital humanitarian aid including relief food assistance, safe drinking water, nutrition services, and mobile health teams to help address the needs stemming from the drought. In addition, it will also help people by providing seeds for food production during the upcoming rains.  Read More »

  • Inauguration of High-Tech American Center for Ethiopians
    Inauguration of High-Tech American Center for Ethiopians

    U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach, and Minister of Culture and Tourism Engineer Aisha Mohammed officially inaugurated the new state-of-the-art Col. John C. Robinson American Center at the National Archives and Library Agency (NALA). Representatives of the Ethiopian government, university leaders, civil society, and hundreds of guests were in attendance. The Center was named after African-American Col. John C. Robinson, who was a pioneer flight engineer and the father of Ethiopian modern aviation. The American Center is equipped with state-of-the-art resources and serves as innovation center for budding entrepreneurs, students and young professionals and offers multi-media resources and technology.  Read More »

  • Statement by National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Co-Hosts for President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees
    Statement by National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Co-Hosts for President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees

    On September 20, President Obama will host a Leader’s Summit on Refugees on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. Earlier this week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power met with Permanent Representatives to the United Nations and others representing the co-hosts for the Summit – Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, Sweden and the UN Secretary General. The Leaders’ Summit co-hosts pledged to work closely together to advance the objectives of the Summit, not only through direct action but also through concerted efforts to urge and support robust action by other UN Member States.  Read More  »

  • Press Conference with Mr. Thomas H. Staal,   Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Affairs, USAID and Ato Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner, Ethiopia National Disaster Risk Management Commission
    Press Conference with Mr. Thomas H. Staal, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Affairs, USAID and Ato Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner, Ethiopia National Disaster Risk Management Commission

    As you all know, Ethiopia has a drought which is caused by the global climate event, El Nino. The effect of the current drought is severe in terms of [inaudible] as compared to the 1974 and 1984 disasters and drought that we confronted in most parts of the country. So for the drought we appealed 10.2 million people, and with regard to the resource it was $1.4 billion. As you remember, we appealed on December 11, 2015. Since then we have tried our best to mobilize resources to get together with our humanitarian development partners. So far we are able to secure around 54 percent of the resources against 1.4 billion which was appealed on December 11, 2015. That shows still we have 46 percent of the financial gap to bridge the food need of 10.2 million people until the end of December 2016.  

  •  Dina Esposito, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at the USAID.
    Dina Esposito, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at the USAID.

    Let us begin with the purpose of your visit to Ethiopia. Tell me why you are here and what you have been doing so far. Ms. Esposito: Thanks. Thanks for talking to me today. I am here looking first-hand at the impact of the historic drought that’s in Ethiopia today. We know that this is the worst drought to hit Ethiopia in 50 years. And I’m looking at how USAID relief and development programs interact to build the resilience of communities to resist the drought, and I’m also looking at the scope and scale of the crisis and understanding how humanitarian assistance efforts are blending with and layered onto our development programs in order to respond to the scope and scale of the crisis which we know is extremely severe here in Ethiopia.  more »

  • Condolence Message to the People of Ethiopia from Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach
    Condolence Message to the People of Ethiopia from Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach

    The United States is closely following the news of collapsed bridges and mudslides that are affecting tens of thousands of people in Ethiopia. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the flooding and landslides triggered by the heavy rains in many parts of the country. The United States stands with the people of Ethiopia during this difficult time.  

  • Too Much Fluoride Is Bad for Teeth and Bones: USAID and GOE Inaugurate Fluoride Reduction Technology Center
    Too Much Fluoride Is Bad for Teeth and Bones: USAID and GOE Inaugurate Fluoride Reduction Technology Center

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Ethiopia Dennis Weller together with His Excellency Mr. Kebede Gerba the State Minister of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy launched a new fluoride filter manufacturing facility today. Developed as a result of USAID’s grant to the Oromo Self Help Organization, the investment will help mitigate fluorosis in the Ethiopian Rift Valley through innovative fluoride reduction products and services.  Read More »

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  • U.S. Response to the Ethiopian Drought
    U.S. Response to the Ethiopian Drought

    The United States has been very responsive to the Government of Ethiopia's requests to provide humanitarian relief for those suffering from the drought. The El Nino has significantly impacted weather patterns in Ethiopia, limiting agricultural production, straining livelihoods and exacerbating food insecurity among vulnerable households.  

U.S. Election 2016

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2015 Human Rights Report on Ethiopia

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U.S. Embassy Invitation to Bid

  • U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa’s invitation to bid/tender/ request for quotation/request for proposal etc. can be accessed from http://ethiopia.usembassy.gov/announcements2.html where you can get the terms and conditions of the bid, and the deadline for bid acceptance etc.

Messages for U.S. Citizens

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Do You Want to be a Member of the IRC?

  • The U.S. Embassy invites all interested to become full members of its Information Resource Center (IRC).  As a member you can have full access to the IRC’s services and resources and enjoy its programs. For more information, Read More

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