UN Relief Chief commends progress made in rehabilitating IDPs in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, September 10, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopia’s State Minister of Peace Zeynu Jemal today received the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock.
During the talks, Lowcock commended the significant progress made in rehabilitating internally displaced people in the country.
They also discussed on how the international humanitarian organizations can strengthen collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia in the future to mitigate such issues before they become a humanitarian crisis.
He said the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recognized the transitional challenges faced by the Ethiopian Government.
The Coordinator also reaffirmed the Office’s priority to focus on resource mobilization, according to the Ministry of Peace.
Zeynu Jemal for his part said the Ethiopian Government is undergoing a change in philosophy, creating a paradigm shift in both the government’s openness and enforcement tactics to localize the rule of law.
“We are using a community policing and dialogue-based approach alongside the establishing the rule of law to peace-building as opposed to gun point,” he said.