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Horn of Africa: IRIN News Briefs, 1 June

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ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Meles says for Ethiopia the war is over
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday that Ethiopia had achieved its objective of liberating all the lands occupied by Eritrea, Ethiopian radio reported. "Therefore, as far as Ethiopia is concerned, the war is over and the need now is to make efforts to establish peace," Meles said. Ethiopia was now ready for direct talks with Eritrea for the sake of a lasting peace. The order issued to the army to withdraw from the western front was still holding,
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Starving Africans: Why Americans should care

OPINION
by Ted Yamamori
President of Food for the Hungry

Hunger and famine are beyond the comprehension of most of us. In countries like ours, it's a simple process; you're hungry so you eat. But what if there is no food in your home, or even in your community?

That's what people in eastern Africa are experiencing now. More than 16 million people are at risk of starvation in the horn of Africa. About 70 percent of those are women and children.

Most of us are affected by the horrible pictures we see from famines. In the mid-80s, the images from Ethiopia

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Africa Famine Relief 1 Jun 2000

Help save a starving child today!
Dear Friend and Supporter,

Please help save a child and her family from starvation today. About 16 million children, women and men are still facing starvation in the Horn of Africa. The countries most affected by this famine are Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Somalia.

During this past week, Mercy International-USA (Mercy-USA), through our offices in Somalia and Kenya, has supplied food packages for 1,500 families (about 9,000 people) living in Somalia's Mergaga Refugee Camp, 25 miles from the border with Ethiopia. Most of these families

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Crisis in the Horn of Africa: FAO asks for more than $30 million emergency aid to help pastoralists and farmers

Press Release 00/30
Rome, 31 May - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today appealed for $32.6 million to bring urgently needed help to pastoralists, farmers and their families in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti.

Millions of people in the five countries of the Horn of Africa are suffering from hunger and malnutrition as a consequence of successive severe droughts. Pastoral areas in Ethiopia, northern Kenya and Somalia have been particularly affected by the loss of large numbers of livestock. The situation has been aggravated by armed conflicts and

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Somalia: Local community takes up new challenge

From ICRC NEWS 20
The Medina Hospital, once the largest in Somalia, reopened in southern Mogadishu on 28 May after standing idle for nearly eight years. It had been known as the Police Hospital before the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in 1991. Previous attempts to put the facility back into operation have failed. Last year, however, local doctors asked the ICRC to do a feasibility study on its future. As a result, the ICRC decided to repair the buildings and is now supporting the 55-bed surgical ward for the treatment of war-wounded people. But it is the local
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Horn of Africa: IRIN News Briefs, 31 May

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ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Ethiopia asks OAU to modify peace plan
Ethiopia said on Wednesday it had asked the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to modify its plan to end the war with Eritrea, to take into account Ethiopia's sweeping gains on the battlefield, Reuters reported. Speaking to journalists after the first day of the resumed proximity talks in Algiers, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin said certain provisions of the OAU plan were now redundant. "We will see how the OAU peace plan can be adapted to the reality on the ground,"
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Emergency Update: Somalia May 2000


at a glance

key issues affecting children

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Somali Warlords Have Economic Advantages in Conflicts

Mogadishu City - Somali Peace Rally (SPR) believes that the current attitudes of animosity, incompatibility, suspicion and hostility by Somali warlords towards Djibouti peace plan for Somalia reflect their economic advantages in Somali conflict such as illegally printing Somali money and using public infrastructure for their personal interests.
Somali warlords' attitudes towards Somali peace process also stem from the fact that they do not want to see their unbridled passion of riches and power to be constrained by a Somali state
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UNCT Somalia Monitor May 2000


I. What’s New
Regional Humanitarian Coordinator: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed Manuel Aranda da Silva as Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Horn of Africa on 1 May, to promote a coherent response by governments, UN agencies and NGOs to the crises affecting Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and northern Kenya.

Regional Appeal to be released: The Somalia Inter-Agency Emergency Appeal, which will be part of a Horn of Africa Regional Emergency Appeal, is expected to be issued on 7 June.

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USAID Announces $11.4 Million in Aid for Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa

WASHINGTON, DC 20523
PRESS OFFICE
(202) 712-4320

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC - USAID Administrator J. Brady Anderson today announced new projects totaling $11.4 million aimed at reducing the suffering of the 16.3 million people in the Horn of Africa who are at-risk from the severe drought conditions in the region.

"This situation did not take us by surprise. We believe we are taking the steps necessary to avoid a recurrence of what happened in the 1984-86 famine. At this moment, we are optimistic

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Somalia: WFP Food Distribution Highlights: Jan - May 2000


HIGHLIGHTS
In April, WFP concluded an operational agreement with RRA and local civilian authorities in the Bay and Bakool region. The agreement sets out the respective roles and responsibilities of parties engaged in food assistance programmes in the two regions. Considerable work has been undertaken towards re-orienting of the WFP programme in most parts of southern Somalia towards food-for-work. Food-for-work programmes have already begun in Bay, Bakool and Hiran regions.

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FEWS Monthly Country Summaries May 2000: Eastern Africa and the Horn

Ethiopia
Rains gradually covered most of the country in April, although too late to save the secondary (belg) harvest. In the parched southern and southeastern lowlands, the rains in April were scanty in amount, irregular in spatial distribution and erratic throughout the month. In the first week of May, they became heavy and sustained, and caused extensive flooding in some of the most drought-affected areas.

In the northern belg areas, the belg cereal harvest is expected to be the worst ever and probably a total failure.

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Horn of Africa: IRIN News Briefs, 30 May

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ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Meles claims victory on all fronts
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Tuesday that Ethiopia had achieved victory on all fronts in the fighting with Eritrean forces. "The justness of our objective, the people's support and the heroic defence forces' determination, steadfastness and technical skills have brought the glorious victory on all fronts," Ethiopian radio quoted Meles as saying in an interview. He did not say if this meant that Ethiopia was ready to stop the fighting. Noting Asmara's
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Somalia Country Update 30 May 2000: Clan warfare plays havoc with food security

Crop failure and the vicious fighting between rival clans that plagues Somalia have left some 1.2 to 1.5 million people at risk of serious food insecurity.
The worst affected areas are the Bay, Bakool and Gedo regions, where an estimated 730,000 people need assistance.

The Gu rains are now falling but it is still too early to tell whether this will help the Gu harvest. In some parts of the south, heavy rain has led to flooding, hampering food aid deliveries.

The provision of food aid is also threatened by the lack of security and poor infrastructure. The recent looting of

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Caritas Australia: Horn of Africa Emergency Appeal

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Caritas
Christian and Muslim Agencies working together to Save Lives now
CARITAS AUSTRALIA - in collaboration with the Christian World Service Commission of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA/CWS), the Uniting Church in Australia, Anglicord, Muslim Aid Australia and the Ogaden Relief Association will launch an Emergency Appeal on the weekend June 10-11 for people facing famine and displacement in the Horn of Africa.

Cooperation in famine relief has existed for many years in the Horn of Africa but now more than ever agencies are

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Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations: Report of the Secretary-General (A/55/82 - S/2000/61)

A/55/82 - S/2000/61
I. Introduction

1. The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182 of 19 December 1991, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to it and to the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of humanitarian assistance, Council resolution 1995/56 of 28 July 1995, in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on humanitarian assistance, and subsequent resolutions.

2. The present report is also submitted

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Horn of Africa: IRIN News Briefs, 29 May

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ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Ethiopian planes bomb Asmara airport
Four Ethiopian MiG-23s attacked Asmara airport on Monday, firing rockets and dropping cluster bombs on the airport's military section, journalists on the scene told IRIN. The full extent of the damage was not immediately clear, but fire engines were seen racing towards the target area. Witnesses said plumes of flame and columns of smoke were rising from several military buildings. Craters could be seen in the tarmac within metres of parked helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft,
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Horn of Africa Situation

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IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 21 covering the period 20 - 26 May 2000

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ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Asmara says redeployment to 6 May positions complete

The Eritrean army withdrew its forces from Zala Anbesa on the central front of the resumed Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict on Wednesday night, announcing that it was pulling out of all disputed areas in compliance with calls from the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

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