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Somalia: WFP Food Distribution Routes

FSAU is managed by the FAO, funded by EC and supported by USAID-Somalia and WFP-Somalia.
FSAU partners are WFP-Somalia, FEWS-Somalia,FAO, UNICEF, SCFUK and UNDP-Somalia.
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Angola + 15 others
Food supply situation and crop prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa No. 1/00


INTRODUCTION
This is the first of three annual issues of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in relief operations.

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Chad + 12 others
FEWS Bulletin AFR/00-03: Eastern Africa and the Horn

The Current Crisis Worsens in Ethiopia
At the time of this report, the onset of the critical belg (secondary) rains was already 3 to 5 weeks late in highly and extremely food-insecure agricultural areas in Tigray, Amhara, Oromiya and SNNPR Regions. The second half of March is the last viable planting period for farmers to plant short-cycle belg crops. Large tracts of parched pas-toral areas in the SNNPR, Oromiya and Somali Re-gions continued, literally, to burn under extended dryness. If the belg rains do finally come in late March or early April, they could help to alleviate the
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Ethiopia + 9 others
Secretary-General appoints Catherine Bertini, WFP Executive Director as Special Envoy on drought in Horn of Africa

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AFR/219
The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General has appointed Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), as his Special Envoy on the Drought in the Horn of Africa.

According to estimates of the WFP, more than 15 million people in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania are facing a humanitarian crisis of serious proportions. Persistent drought and poor

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Burundi + 8 others
Bulletin hebdomadaire d'information 13 pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est

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CORNE DE L'AFRIQUE: Plus de 12 millions de gens menacés de famine

Plus de 12 millions de personnes pourraient avoir besoin d'une aide alimentaire d'urgence, à cause de la sécheresse dans la Corne de l'Afrique, a prévenu le PAM jeudi. Dans un communiqué de presse, l'organisation indique que d'autres facteurs affectent également

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Eritrea + 12 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 13 of 2000

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.
From Francesco Strippoli, Senior Humanitarian Advisor. Available on the Internet on the WFP Home Page at http://www.wfp.org/ or by e-mail from Deborah.Hicks@wfp.org . For information on resources, donors are requested to contact Aleesa.Blum@wfp.org or Marius.deGaayFortman@wfp.org at WFP Rome, telephone 39 06 6513 2004 or 06 6513 2250. Media queries should
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Eritrea + 4 others
Drought in the Greater Horn of Africa - Millions face famine

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.
The drought is an endemic natural disaster that has hit Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan. Pastoralists in southern and eastern Ethiopia, Somalia and northern Kenya are the worst affected populations.

In total, some 367,000 people are threatened by drought in Eritrea, 7.7 million in Ethiopia, 2.7 million in Kenya, 1.2 million in Somalia and 75,000 in the Sudan.

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Angola + 11 others
Bulletin hebdomadaire d'information No. 13 pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest

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GUINEE: L'Afrique doit revoir ses lois sur les réfugiés

En 31 ans, l'Afrique est passée de moins d'un million de réfugiés à six millions aujourd'hui, et cette tendance à la hausse oblige l'Afrique et ses partenaires à examiner de plus près les moyens de résoudre le problème.

A Conakry, en Guinée, une réunion continentale de trois jours sur la problématique des réfugiés, a invité les pays africains

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Angola + 11 others
IRIN-WA Weekly Round-up 13 covering the period 25-31Mar 2000

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GUINEA: African states asked to review laws on refugees

During the last 31 years Africa has gone from producing fewer than one million refugees to six million today and this growing trend has forced African and its partner to take a closer look at solving the problem.

In Conakry, Guinea, African countries

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UNCT Somalia Monitor 01 - 31 Mar 2000

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
V. Security Update & Advisories

I. What's New

Progress on the Djibouti Initiative: the world awaits in anticipation for the latest developments in the Djibouti-led peace plan for Somalia. In the meantime, the process has stimulated incredible debate, discussion, controversy and ferment within Somalia and outside,

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UNICEF Somalia Review March 2000

Hargeisa Office - Northwest Zone Somalia
General situation

Security: Fighting was reported to have taken place in Las-Anod between Northwest Somalia ('Somaliland') and Northeast Somalia ('Puntland') forces. The fighting resulted in one death and two people wounded one, a woman. In another incident, a man died and another two were injured after bandits fired on a truck on the Burao-Las-Anod road. Burao police apprehended some of the bandits and the vehicle used in the attack.

Political developments: Mass rallies

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Unknown gunmen fire at UN plane in Somalia

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.
The nine-seater Caravan aircraft was rolling along for take-off when unidentified gunmen fired on it from both sides of the runway. Nobody was injured in the shooting and the plane took off, eventually landing in the south-central town of Baidoa. Aboard the plane were three UNICEF workers -- one from France and two from the United
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Djibouti + 4 others
East Africa: IRIN News Briefs, 30 March

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ETHIOPIA: 'Belg' failure deepens food crisis
In January, the government launched its largest food aid appeal since 1992 for eight million people affected by drought and displaced by the conflict with Eritrea. Yet, already, with the 'belg' rains due in February and early March having failed almost completely, the number of people in need of food aid is expected to rise again, possibly to 10 million, the NGO Save the Children Fund (SCF) reported on Monday. "People are more vulnerable to food shortages today than they were
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Djibouti + 6 others
Press Briefing by Emergency Relief Coordinator, A.I.: Horn of Africa, Angola

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.
She said Ms. Bertini would travel to the region following meetings with the Secretary-General next week in Rome. She would expect to leave on 10 April for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and
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UN warns of major disaster in Somalia if rains fail

Press Release
Nairobi - The United Nations today warned that if the coming rainy season fails, a major disaster could unfold in parts of Somalia.

Already, up to six hundred and fifty thousand people throughout the country are experiencing severe food and water shortages as a result of prolonged drought in several areas.

Climate experts who recently met at the 5th annual Climate Outlook Forum for the Greater Horn of Africa, predict that there is a 50 percent chance the April Gu rains - which account for three-quarters of yearly crop yields, and are crucial for livestock pasture

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A Swing through Somalia's Changing Fortunes

By Robert Kihara, UNICEF Somalia.
March 2000

Nine years after the fall of the Somali government in 1991, the situation in Somalia continues to fluctuate between instability in central/southern Somalia and remarkable strides in the north. And as world interest focuses on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa and the spectre of famine again, an inner glimpse into Somalia reveals hope against great odds.

Baidoa, Central Somalia was the first stop. Here, the UN children's agency, UNICEF has an office that oversees activities in Central and Southern Somalia. During the last major famine

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IGAD ministers approve Somalia peace plan in Djibouti

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.

IGAD ministers adopted a resolution Monday calling on the international community to lend political and financial support to the plan, which provides for the holding of a national reconciliation conference for Somalia in April, the reports said Tuesday.

The conference would allow for the creation of a transitional assembly to lead Somalia, which has been without a central

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