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29 March 2019

Study claims rapidly falling fertility and changing population age structure could spur development in Ethiopia

A new study entitled “From Land of Famine to Land of Hope: Will Ethiopia Become a Model for an African Upswing?” states if Ethiopia sustains the development gains made through targeted investments in... Read more

8 March 2019

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director for International Women's Day

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019... Read more

8 March 2019

Restoring dignity of women with POP treatment

Gondar, Amhara Region of Ethiopia: Welela Sheferaw, 46, is very much looking forward to receiving surgical treatment at the University of Gondar Specialized Hospital for her Utero-vaginal prolapse, a... Read more

20 February 2019

UNFPA supported safe house launched in Mekele

A UNFPA supported safe house run by the Women Association of Tigray was launched today in the City of Mekele, in the Tigray Regional State. The safe house set up in a building made available by the... Read more

15 February 2019

“I want to make sure that an FGM free generation is created”

Fifteen year-old Ejegayehu Abayneh is a facilitator of the girls’ club in her school and a model student in the fight against HTPs. She is living with her grandma who has always been telling her that... Read more

8 February 2019
Ms. Bettina Maas, UNFPA Country Representative, with IDP girls

IDP sites in western Ethiopia in critical need of UNFPA support

The three-day visit between 3 and 5 February by a UNFPA delegation to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) sites in the East Wellega Zone of the Oromia Region in wester Ethiopia revealed critical need... Read more

1 February 2019

Japan Ambassador visits UNFPA interventions in refugee camps in Gambella

The Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, H.E Mr. Daisuke Matsunag, visited between 23 and 24 January humanitarian interventions in refugee camps and host communities in the Gambella Region, including... Read more

31 January 2019

Ethiopian Government announces Census Date

The Ethiopian Government officially announced today the reference date for the 4th Population and Housing Census. At an event held today, Dr. Fitsum Assefa, Commissioner of the National Planning and... Read more

17 December 2018
Press Release

UNFPA handed-over ambulances to Somali Region and ARRA

17 December 2018, Addis Ababa – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today handed-over 5 ambulances to the Somali Region Health Bureau and the Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs... Read more

10 December 2018

UNFPA commemorates 16 Days of Activism event with survivors

A commemoration of a 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence event was held today at a UNFPA supported safe house run by the Association of Women Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD). The... Read more