The two days Ethiopia Catholic Church (ECC) Partners Annual Coordination Meeting currently taking place from 5 to 6 November, in Addis Ababa, comes to an end today. The theme for the meeting is “Partners and ECC Diocesan Institutional Accompaniment for Development and Emergency Response.”
In his opening remarks Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, CM, the Archbishop of Addis Ababa and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia said that the annual meetings were an opportunity for the ECC and partners to share success stories of past endeavours and plan for better achievements in the future.
The Cardinal reminded the meeting that currently the Federal Government of Ethiopia had declared that almost 8.2 million people were facing food shortage and were in need of immediate humanitarian support. He said that the environmental impact for this crisis in Ethiopia is evident. He stressed further that humanity is suffering from catastrophes resulting from human behavior related to the misuse of the environment.