Semera October 19/2013 A five-year disaster resilience and sustainability project was launched in Ethiopia to end draught emergencies in Afar and Somali States, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.
The State Minister, GebreEgzabher Gebreyohannes said the project will be implemented in 15 woredas in Afar and Somali states with an outlay of 48 million Birr.
He said the initiative will help the activities being undertaken by the government in pastoralist areas to end drought emergencies.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) funded the project, which is part of the regional platform being implemented in IGAD member states.
The IGAD Regional Platform is aimed to end drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa and to never again allow droughts to deteriorate into famine.