Nurse Ibrahim Ahmedin, head of health facilities in Southern Denkalia sub-zone, said that owing to the initiatives health care professionals have been taking, the residents of the Southern Denkalia sub-zone including those in aloof area have been gaining wider access to healthcare services.
Assab, 08 February 2017- Nurse Ibrahim Ahmedin, head of health facilities in Southern Denkalia sub-zone, said that owing to the initiatives health care professionals have been taking, the residents of the Southern Denkalia sub-zone including those in aloof area have been gaining wider access to healthcare services.
Pointing out that maternity service has been improved along with the expansion of all rounded and efficient healthcare services; Nurse Ibrahim explained that the number of beneficiaries has shown remarkable progress and particularly that of immunization of children against various communicable diseases.
Nurse Ibrahim also underlined that regular environmental sanitation activities being carried out in the sub-zone have been playing significant role towards successful implementation of healthcare programs.
In Southern Denkalia sub-zone, there are six healthcare institutions providing commendable service to the residents of the sub-zone.
A new secondary school is under construction in Adi-Greto administrative area, Areza sub-zone.
Mendefera, 08 February 2017- A new secondary school is under construction in Adi-Greto administrative area, Areza sub-zone. The new school is being constructed at a communal level and through active involvement of the residents of the area.
According to Mr. Fitwi Yemane, administrator Adi-Greto administrative area, 28 villages of the administrative area have in collaboration took the initiative to construct the school in a bid to enable their children have an easy access to education.
According to the members of the development committee in the sub-zone, indicated that students had to travel long distance to Mendefera to attend school and that with the construction of the new school their problem is alleviated.
The Adi-Groto administrative area comprises 11 villages and has one elementary and one junior schools as well as on health center and three water distribution centers.
Mr. Fitwi further explained that Bidho Construction Company is constructing a 15 km long road linking the new school with the Areza town and commended the administrations of the Southern region and Areza sub-zone for the substantial contribution they made in facilitating the construction activity.
Radio Erena: 08 February 2017
ሃገራዊ ድሕነትን ጸጥታን መንግስቲ ኤርትራ፣ ኣብ ኩለን ሚኒስትሪታትን ትካላት መንግስትን ህግደፍን ኣዋፊርዎ ዝጸንሐ ናይ ስለያ መሓውር ብሓድሽ ይትክኦ ከምዘሎ ምንጭታት ሬድዮ ኤረና ሓቢሮም።
እዞም ንመሳርሕቶም ክጸናጸኑን ክስልዩን ብመንግስቲ ዝምልመሉ ዘለዉ ሓድሽቲ ኣባላት፣ ብስም ቤት ትምህርቲ ካድር፣ ናይ ስራሕ ወፍርን መገሻን በብጉጅለ ናብ እምባትካላ፣ ዓላ፣ ናቕፋን ካልኦት ከተማታትን ኤርትራ እናተላኣኹ ስልጠና ይወስዱ ከምዘለዉ እቶም ምንጭታት ይጠቕሱ።
Radio Erena: 08 February 2017
ግብጺ፣ 1 ቢልዮን ዶላር ተፈጥሮኣዊ ጋዝ ንምሽማት ምስ ሩስያ፣ ፈረንሳን ዖማንን ስምምዕ ከምዝኸተመት ማዕከናት ዜና እታ ሃገር ሓቢረን።
እታ ሃገር ምስ ስዑዲ ዓረብ ዝነበራ ናይ ነዳዲ ንግዳዊ ስምምዕ ድሕሪ ምብታኹ፣ ነዳዲን ተፈጥሮኣዊ ጋዝን እትሽምተለን ኣማራጺ ሃገራት ከተናዲ'ያ ጸኒሓ።
ካብ ዒራቕ ዓመታዊ 12 ሚልዮን በርሚል ዘይተጻረ ነዳዲ ንምሽማት ስምምዕ ንምክያድ ውጥን ከምዘሎ ዝገለጸ ሚኒስተር ነዳዲ እታ ሃገር ጣሪቕ ኤል ሞላ፣ ናብ መልክዕ ማይ ዝተቀየረ ተፍጥሮኣዊ ጋዝ (liquefied natural gas) ድማ ካብ ሰለስተ ሃገራት ንምሽማት ሓድሽ ስምምዕ ከምዝኸተመት ኣረጋጊጹ።
Radio Erena: 08 February 2017
ንተደጋጋሚ እዋን ክሰጋገር ዝጸንሐ ፕረዚደንታዊ ምርጫ ሶማል ሎሚ ሮቡዕ 08 ለካቲት 2016 ይካየድ ሎ።
ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ወርሒ ዝተመርጹ ኣባላት ፓርላማ፣ ሎሚ ኣብ ዘካይድዎ ዕጹው ምርጫ፣ ንዝቕጽል ሓሙሽተ ዓመታት ዝመርሕ ፕረዚደንት ፈደራላዊ መንግስቲ እታ ሃገር ክመርጹ'ዮም።
ኣልሸባብን ካልኦት ጉጅለታትን ሶማል፣ መጥቃዕቲ ከየካይዱ ካብ ምስጋእ ኣብ ዘይተፈልጠ ቦታ ተጋቢኦም፣ ፕረዚደንት ዝመርጹ ካብ ዘለዉ 275 ኣባላት ፓርላማ ሶማል እቶም ልዕሊ ሓደ ሚእቲ ናይ ካልኦት ሃገራት ድርብ ዜግነት ዝሓዙ'ዮም።
The effective realization of Millennium Development Goals attest to Eritrea’s commitment and implementation capacity.
Asmara, 8 February 2017 - The effective realization of Millennium Development Goals attest to Eritrea’s commitment and implementation capacity. The remarks were made by Ms. Amina Nur-husein, Minister of Health, during a meeting on 3rd of February in Assab.
She explained that strategic plan had been drawn up in a bid to achieve the set national and global development goals. Ms. Amina further noted that coordinated participation on the part of stakeholders and the public ensured the realization of commendable outcome.
Eritreans nationals residing in Switzerland, Canada, Germany and Greece have donated a total of 13,000 Euro and 9,000 US dollars respectively in support of martyr’s families as well as augment Martyrs Trust Fund.
Asmara, 8 February 2017 - Eritreans nationals residing in Switzerland, Canada, Germany and Greece have donated a total of 13,000 Euro and 9,000 US dollars respectively in support of martyr’s families as well as augment Martyrs Trust Fund.
Meanwhile, Eritreans residing in Canada have donated about 9000 US dollar to martyrs families.
Eritreans citizens at individual levels and Eritrean communities abroad have been extending donations to augment the Martyrs Trust Fund.
Community-based environmental sanitation programs in Foro sub-zone are registering commendable outcome.
Asmara, 8 February 2017 - Community-based environmental sanitation programs in Foro sub-zone are registering commendable outcome.
According to Nurse Merhawi Hadgu, Head of the health services there, regular basic pre-and post-natal treatment, as well as medication for children below 5 years of age, and vaccination programs are being provided in the locality. He further explained that efforts being exerted to control the prevalence of communicable and non-communicable diseases, coupled with the awareness raising programs have ensured the set goals.
There exist 4 health centres and stations in Foro sub zone.
The residents of Unda, Beilul sub-zone have expressed satisfaction with potable water supply.
Asmara, 8 February 2017 - The residents of Unda, Beilul sub-zone have expressed satisfaction with potable water supply. Mr. Abubeker Husein, Managing Director in Beilul Administrative area, stated that the local residents used to travel long distance in search of water.
The new facility that incurred 2.2 million Nakfa would spare the public of the inconvenience previously encountered. The beneficiaries stated that they used to encounter hardship resulting from traveling long distance to fetch water that was not up to standard.
During an assessment meeting conducted in Keren, the Governor of Anseba region, Mr. Ali Mahmud, underlined that the regrouping of villages have made significant contribution in enabling the residents have better access to social services.
Asmara, 8 February 2017 - During an assessment meeting conducted in Keren, the Governor of Anseba region, Mr. Ali Mahmud, underlined that the regrouping of villages have made significant contribution in enabling the residents have better access to social services.
The number of mothers undergoing delivery in hospitals has increased and that women’s participation in adult education program has equally registered 55% growth.
As regards agricultural activities, over 58 thousand hectares have been cultivated and good harvest has been collected.
For those forced to live through them, droughts are less an unusual event than a way of life that constantly tests your resilience and resourcefulness.
To be a farmer, or make a living from livestock in Ethiopia, where my organisation, Mercy Corps, has been working for many years, you need to be innovative in the face of ever-changing weather patterns.
And yet the 2015 El Niño drought cycle – the worst in 50 years by some measures – tested even this population. One seasoned pastoralist reported recently to our staff that he’d “never seen anything like this drought”.
Though it has driven an estimated 10 million people into food insecurity, the drought was not particularly surprising – weather-related crises have increased in frequency in this part of the world over the last decade.
Facing these extreme climate patterns, many development organisations have recognised what former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah stated: that “segregated humanitarian support activities and development activities” no longer work in these contexts.Time for a change
What is needed are carefully sequenced, layered, and integrated interventions that work together to build household and community capacity to learn, cope, adapt, and transform in the face of shocks and stresses, rather than a reliance on costly direct emergency assistance after the fact.
To this end, instead of the traditional humanitarian assistance method of direct delivery of resources like food, medicine, or other equipment, Mercy Corps has adopted a new approach designed with resilience as a central feature. Our aim is to ensure that wellbeing like food security, economic status, and health are maintained or improved despite recurrent shocks.
Putting this into practice requires longer-term strategies that take into account the many factors that influence resilience and vulnerability at different levels of society – from household to community to region.
One example of our resilience-building is the USAID-funded Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion project in Ethiopia, which relies largely on strengthening the market systems in which households participate. The PRIME programme does this in part through strategic subsidies aimed at supporting individuals and local businesses to expand their livelihood options – including support to develop and adopt new technologies, skills training, and improved access to natural resources.
Simultaneously, linkages are created between producers and consumers, potential employers and employees, suppliers and retailers, and communities and government institutions. By then providing support through ongoing research, demonstration, and training, these individuals and communities are given the help they need to access the global market and to sustain their gains.Promising insights
This kind of resilience-focused programming sounds like a good idea – but does it actually work? Until recently, little evidence existed to address this question. But new Mercy Corps research offers some promising observations about the effectiveness of a resilience approach.
While such work has been evaluated before, no one to our knowledge has rigorously evaluated a programme‘s impact in real time in the context of a major shock. By conducting this study during a major drought cycle, we were able to leverage a rare opportunity.
Since PRIME began in 2012, we were already well established in the drought-affected regions. The unique circumstances in Ethiopia allowed us to match households targeted by the PRIME project with a statistically similar group of other households not targeted by PRIME – giving us insight into whether this major investment in drought resilience actually worked as intended.
The study showed that interventions enabled families to maintain their wellbeing in the face of the worst drought in decades. Specifically, these households were significantly more likely to be able to keep their families nourished, had greater assets and less vulnerability to poverty, and maintained healthier livestock and fewer animal deaths. The bottom line: These communities were better able to take care of themselves and less likely to require direct emergency assistance in the form of food aid or otherwise.
Based on our findings, we advocate that donors increase investments that strengthen resilience in contexts experiencing recurrent crises. Projects need to have long timelines that allow for cultivation of functioning economic, social, and ecological systems by building linkages and addressing barriers. Donors should expand the amount of multi-year, flexible funding that enables programmes to pursue long-term development goals while being responsive to meeting emergency needs.A spectrum
Moreover, resilience-building need not come at the cost of timely emergency response (and vice-versa). Emergency interventions should be designed and coordinated to not simply postpone suffering to the next shock, but to help reduce it all together. In practice, strategies will vary by context, but fundamentally this requires more robust coordination spanning the relief to development continuum, recognising that resilience is not a distinct achievement on the way from relief to development, but permeates the entire spectrum.
Studies like this one are vital to creating the body of evidence needed to support this push. Donors and implementing agencies are under increasing pressure to demonstrate not only the effectiveness of resilience-focused projects, but also the return on investment for these types of interventions. Preliminary studies suggest that the comparatively high up-front costs of building resilience are significantly offset by the benefits. These studies are a good start, but more research is needed to refine our knowledge of which programming tools and interventions are the most effective and provide the greatest value for money.
If the aid community wants to get serious about addressing these issues and creating more demand for this kind of funding, we will need more studies across contexts: What works in the Horn of Africa may be very different from what works in an urban centre in Southeast Asia. At Mercy Corps, this study has prompted us to redouble our commitment to a resilience approach, and to hone our resilience research agenda to take on the critical questions of what works and at what cost.
As we face a looming crisis in the Horn of Africa – one eerily reminiscent of the 2011 drought emergency there – we should not lose sight of what this research tells us: Resilience matters, and it works.
bs/oa/agcamel_drought.jpg Opinion Aid and Policy Environment and Disasters Climate change Food Health Tackling drought with emergency aid is not the answer Brad Sagara IRIN SAN FRANCISCO Africa East Africa Eritrea Ethiopia Somalia