Eritrea Making Impressive Progress Towards Achieving MDG: UN OCHA

“Building resilience and self-reliance is our shared top priority.” - John Ging
“Building resilience and self-reliance is our shared top priority.” – John Ging

By UN OCHA,

Returning to New York after a two-day visit to Eritrea, OCHA Operations Director John Ging has welcomed improving cooperation between the United Nations and the Government amidst concerns over the impact of delayed rains on food insecurity.

“UN agencies are working with the Government to help the Eritrean people to help themselves,” said Mr. Ging. “Building resilience and self-reliance is our shared top priority.”

In January 2013, the UN and the Government of Eritrea signed a new three-year Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework, paving the way for renewed joint efforts to improve food security and nutrition, expand access to health care and clean water, and strengthen the resilience of communities to better cope with disasters such as droughts.

During his visit, Mr. Ging met the Minister of National Development, Dr. Giorgish Teeklemichael, the Political Advisor to the President, Mr. Yemani Gebreab; and humanitarian partners and representatives of the donor community, to discuss progress in implementing the Framework, as well as next steps. He expressed his satisfaction that the constructive dialogue and partnership is yielding positive results.

Eritrea continues to make impressive progress towards achieving several Millennium Development Goals,” noted Mr. Ging. “But the Government also recognizes the challenges that lie ahead. The delayed rains this year are a pressing reminder of the difficult climactic conditions faced by the Eritrean people. We are committed to working with the Government in support of their goal to halve hunger by 2015.”



5 thoughts on “Eritrea Making Impressive Progress Towards Achieving MDG: UN OCHA

  1. this is bad news TO U S A & WEYANE who make ERITREA bad & the SELLOUT ERITREANS who are side with WEYANE they wher telling us that the gov REFIUSE to get HAND OUT there is HUNGER in ERITREA they whre thinking that the GOV OF ERITREA is not going to alow entry to the UN represintative SO they think it is esay lie but the GOV sgin the agreement

  2. Here is the list of which are considered to be the world’s poorest countries today.
    01: Congo

    Congo

    Congo is now considered to be the poorest country in the world. Ravaged by wars and corruption after WW11, finally the shortage of oil in the 1990’s saw the last hope of any economy of worth in this country. Formerly known as Zaire, it receives almost no visitors and id also considered as being one of the world’s most dangerous countries.
    02: Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe comes in second place in the poorest countries list. Although it too has been ravaged by wars, corruption is this countries biggest enemy. It does possess natural resources but because the corruption is so high, no foreign investors will finance the mining.
    03: Liberia
    Liberia

    Liberia

    Liberia comes in third place. The unemployment rate here mirrors the poverty level at 85%. Economic mismanagement finally erupted in to civil war in 1989, a war that has left the country deficient in both school and health facilities.
    04: Niger
    Niger

    Niger

    Niger, whose official language is French, is forth on the list. Its dessert terrain and complete lack of infrastructure does not help this countries position. Probably the main reason for its poverty though, is its unstable political leadership. Discrimination of sexes makes this a particularly hard place for women to live.
    05: Burundi
    Burundi

    Burundi

    Burundi is a landlocked country, which does not help its economy. Here one in fifteen people suffer from AIDS or HIV and most children suffer from malnutrition. A weak legal system, bad economic management, corruption and civil war, all contribute to this countries position.
    06: Central African Republic
    Central African Republic

    Central African Republic

    Central African Republic comes in 6th on our list. Although the economy of this country is based on agriculture, poor management and dishonesty means that it is reliant on foreign imports. The country is also rife with diseases such as AIDS, yet has poor health facilities.
    07: Eritrea
    Eritrea

    Eritrea

    Eritrea is 7th on the list and is once again reliant on agriculture. 80% of the country is involved in farming or livestock. Although currently still at 7th, it is already going through major restructuring in many areas, such as education.
    08: Sierra Leone
    Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone is perhaps as high as eighth on the list because it has a gold and diamond industry but unemployment in the country is high. Almost 50% of the populace does not have access to hygienic drinking water.
    09: Malawi
    Malawi

    Malawi

    Malawi as well as being one of the poorest nations is also listed as being one of the most dangerous. This country is also considered to have one of the poorest development records. A poor communications system is thought to be one of the reasons for Malawi’s poor economy.
    10: Togo
    Togo

    Togo

    Togo is the last on our list of 10 poorest countries. Its economic problems stem from an unstable political system and civil wars imposed on it by neighboring countries.
    – See more at: https://www.toptenstip.com/top-10-worlds-poorest-c

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