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31 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for West Africa
Tel: +225 22 40 4440
Fax: +225 22 40 4435

31 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 20-21-73-54
Fax: + 225 20-21-63-35

31 Mar 2000 description
report UN Children's Fund

Hargeisa Office - Northwest Zone Somalia

31 Mar 2000 description

CONTENTS
I. What's new?
II. General Update

  • A. Food security
  • B. Health and Nutrition
  • C. Education
  • D. Water and Sanitation
  • E. Repatriation
  • F. Gender and Human Rights
III. Development Activities
IV. Political Update
31 Mar 2000 description

The Horn of Africa is on the brink of a major humanitarian crisis with some 12.4 million people in five countries facing severe food shortages and possibly famine because of drought.

31 Mar 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa drought - regional update B) Somalia C) Southern Africa floods: Madagascar and Mozambique D) East Africa: Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania.

31 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129

30 Mar 2000 description

Faced with a drought equivalent to the one that ravaged the Horn of Africa 15 years ago, the Secretary-General had appointed Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), as his Special Envoy on the drought in the region, Carolyn McAskie, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator a.i., said at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.

30 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

ETHIOPIA: 'Belg' failure deepens food crisis

30 Mar 2000 description

A United Nations aircraft carrying three UN staff members was fired upon at the Kismayo airport in Somalia this morning, leading to the suspension of all UN air and ground operations in the area until further notice, a UN spokesman said today in New York.

30 Mar 2000 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Robert Kihara, UNICEF Somalia.

29 Mar 2000 description

DJIBOUTI, March 29 (AFP) - Ministers from countries belonging to the east African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have approved Djibouti's peace plan for Somalia, national radio and television said.

29 Mar 2000 description

Note: New information is underlined.

27 Mar 2000 description

DJIBOUTI, March 27 (AFP) - Ministers from countries belonging to the east African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are to meet Monday in Djibouti to discuss the latest peace plan for Somalia.

The plan, drawn up by Djibouti, provides for the holding of a national reconcilation conference for Somalia in April, to put in place a transitional assembly to lead the country, which has been without a central government since 1991.

IGAD, which supports the Djibouti plan, has seven members: Djibouti, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia.

27 Mar 2000 description


This edition covers the period February - March 2000
REGIONAL ISSUES

26 Mar 2000 description

MOGADISHU, March 26 (AFP) - At least 15 people were killed and 18 wounded when inter-clan fighting erupted in a village in the southern Lower Shabelle region at the weekend, witnesses said Sunday.

The fighting, sparked by a land dispute on Saturday, pitted the Biyomal subclan against their Tuni rivals in the village of Arrile, residents contacted by field radio told AFP.

Sultan Mohamed Ali Gamas, the Tuni clan leader said a ceasefire reached on Saturday morning with his Biyomal rivals was violated later in the day by group of young armed men.

24 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129