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24 Sep 1997 description

NAIROBI, Sept 24 (Reuter) - Gunmen killed two U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) staff in central Ethiopia's Ogaden region in what appeared to be an attempted robbery, WFP said on Wednesday.

The bodies of the two Ethiopians were found on Tuesday by security teams from Birkot town, who had been alerted by a third WFP employee who escaped the attackers.

The WFP staff were travelling on Friday from Kebre Dehar to Jigiga after a field mission, when they were stopped by armed

31 Aug 1997 description


EMERGENCIES UNIT FOR ETHIOPIA (UNDP-EUE) DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UNDP Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN Agencies, the Government and NGOs

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Following a poor belg season there are now increasing concerns that this years main season meher harvest may also be poor and initial government projections indicate that meher production could be 32 percent less than 1995;

25 Aug 1997 description

The 1997 belg (secondary season) harvest in Ethiopia is now generally complete. Total production is estimated to be

28 Jul 1997 description

Ethiopia
The belg (secondary) season has come to an end in Ethiopia. Although it accounts for only 5 to 10 percent of national
production, the belg harvest provides the bulk of locally produced cereals in some areas of the northern highlands (North
Shewa, Oromiya, North Wello, and South Wello Zones of Amhara Region and South Tigray Zone of Tigray Region). The
1997 belg rains were irregular and weak, hampering normal agricultural activities and decreasing crop production. In the

26 Jun 1997 description

Field reports indicate very poor prospects for Ethiopia's 1997 belg (secondary season) harvest, mainly because the season started late and the rains were light and poorly distributed. As a result, the area cultivated for belg crops is less than it was during the two previous belg seasons. FEWS estimates that this season's production in the northern highlands, an important belg production area, probably will be about 30 percent lower than belg production in 1995, and more than 40 percent lower than in 1996.

26 Jun 1997 description

Ethiopia
Field reports indicate very poor prospects for Ethiopia's 1997 belg(secondary season) harvest, mainly because the season started late and the rains were light and poorly distributed. As a result, the area cultivated for belg crops is less than it was during the two previous belg seasons. FEWS estimates that this season's production in the northern highlands,

19 Jun 1997 description

EMERGENCIES UNIT FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM ETHIOPIA (UNDP-EUE)

05 May 1997 description

UNDP has joined the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in responding to Ethiopia's drought emergency, which has caused almost complete exhaustion of surface and ground water resources in parts of the country, widespread death of livestock, meningitis outbreaks and migration of more than 120,000 ethnic Somalis. While rain fell on the affected areas in southern and eastern Ethiopia in mid-March, significant losses of livestock had already occurred and surviving animals are in poor condition.

01 May 1997 description

This report has been prepared by the United Nations Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia (UN-EUE)

30 Apr 1997 description

This report has been prepared by the United Nations Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia (UN-EUE) from information provided by United Nations Agencies and NGOs
Mr. James Borton, Technical Coordinator
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25 Apr 1997 description

In late February, Ethiopia's Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission launched a special appeal for assistance for populations affected by drought in four areas of the southern rangelands. Teams consisting of representatives of the

07 Feb 1997 description

From Ghion Hagos ; PANA Staff Correspondent

12 Nov 1996 description

1. Introduction and Objective