Drought relief in Borena and Somali regions
Debebe Zewde, Communication Director of the Disaster Risk Management Commission, told Bisrat Radio that there is a severe drought in Borena and Somali regions of Oromia State due to global climate change.
According to the states, more than 60,000 quintals of food has been sent to the affected woredas of Oromia State.
Debebe added that in the event of a drought in the lowland pastoral areas, the commission will continue to provide adequate assistance to the victims according to the regions’ guidelines.
The government has been asked to ensure the safety of released Oromo politicians
Amba Digital, Monday, January 2, 2014 – The government of Minnesota has called on the government to ensure the safety of released Oromo politicians.
The community called on the government to ensure the safety of the politicians in a statement following the release of Oromo Federal Congress leadership Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerban, among others.
The Minnesota Oromo community also noted that the release of the politicians was a relief to many at home and abroad.
Other members of the OFCO leadership, Jawar Mohammed, Bekele Gerba and Hamza Borena, were acquitted on Friday, December 29, 2014.
The Minnesota Oromo community, meanwhile, said it welcomed the release of the politicians, adding that several Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) leaders and others were still being held in prisons and concentration camps, and called on the government to release OLF chairman Daoud Ibsan.