Ethiopia Bans All Foreign Adoptions : NPR

The move was sparked by the death of an Ethiopian girl at the hands of her adoptive parents in Seattle. Critics say the new policy may mean more Ethiopian children living in... Read more »

East Ethiopia – The forgotten crisis – Ethiopia

The grazing regions of Oromia and Somali in southern and eastern Ethiopia have witnessed an escalation in inter-ethnic violence in recent months. Since last September, more than one million people have fled... Read more »

Ethiopian Jews threaten mass hunger strike over Israel move

In an emotional gathering, representatives for thousands of Ethiopian Jews announced Wednesday they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates funding to allow them to join their families in that... Read more »

Ethiopia adopts Israeli health-ed plan to fight snail fever

More than 80 percent of schoolchildren in the Bench Maji zone of southwest Ethiopia are affected by schistosomiasis, commonly known as “snail fever.” The disease is caused by parasitic flatworms and can... Read more »

Revisiting the Ethiopian exodus | NJJN

Mission a triumphant return for some, but thousands await approval for aliyah + enlarge image A child studying at the Jewish Community Center in Gondar. Photo By Miriam Seiden by Miriam Seiden... Read more »

Ethiopia Has Banned Adoptions By Foreign Families

Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country’s state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse. Ethiopian officials previously suspended adoptions back in November, but... Read more »


By Teshome Abebe “From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the... Read more »

Ethiopia adoption ban may curb trafficking, but poorest families need support

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A ban on the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners could curb child abuse and trafficking, but more support is needed for vulnerable families within the impoverished country, experts... Read more »

War-hit children in S Sudan ‘at risk of imminent death’ | News

More than 250,000 children in war-torn South Sudan are “at risk of imminent death” because of severe malnutrition, a United Nations official has said. Henrietta H Fore, executive director of the UN... Read more »

Ethiopia bans adoption of children by foreigners

Larry and Carri Williams were convicted Sept. 9 , 2013 of manslaughter in the death of a teenage girl they adopted from Ethiopia. Carri Williams was also found guilty of homicide by... Read more »