12 October 2012 - Afro-fusion star Suzanna Owiyo yesterday launched a brand new single for Plan International's Because I Am A Girl campaign in Ethiopia.
Australia has today closed its intercountry adoption program with Ethiopia, following several years of issues with the program, which contributed to a suspension of adoptions between 2009 and 2010, as well as long waits and uncertainty for Australian prospective adoptive parents.
More than half of all Ethiopians have access to an improved source of drinking water, but the country still has much work to do if it hopes to achieve its goal of providing access to safe water and sanitation for its 83 million people by 2015, experts say.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today joined governments and partners from the private sector, civil society and faith-based groups to launch a sustained, global effort to end preventable child deaths.
US Secretary of State tells opening session of Child Survival Call to Action meeting that preventable child deaths can be ended in two decades
Today over 80 governments and a multitude of partners from the private sector, civil society, and faith-based organizations gather at the Child Survival Call to Action – a high-level forum convened by the governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States, in collaboration with UNICEF, to launch a sustained, global effort to save children’s lives.
It is, says Gabriel Demombynes, of the World Bank’s Nairobi office, “a tremendous success story that has only barely been recognised”. Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development calls it simply “the biggest, best story in development”. It is the huge decline in child mortality now gathering pace across Africa.
Parts of Ethiopia are still reeling from the effects of recent drought, flooding, conflict or a combination of the three, resulting in increased numbers of children dropping out of school, say officials.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.