59 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
21 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 21 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Dec 2004 description


INTRODUCTION

This is the third and last issue for 2004 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 humanitarian operations.

17 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Azerbaijan, (3) Iran

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Ethiopia, (4) Kenya, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Tanzania, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea, (4) Liberia, (5) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Swaziland, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) China, (3) DPR Korea, (4) Myanmar

10 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 10 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

10 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iraq

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Rwanda, (6) Sudan, (7) Tanzania, (8) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia, (4) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Zambia, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) India

01 Dec 2004 description

This year the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation and Defence earmarked a total of 6.3 million euros for the fight against antipersonnel mines. This is the largest sum ever set aside by the Belgian government to tackle this problem, making our country is now the 15th largest donor in the world.

30 Nov 2004 description

Highlights

Eritrea-Critical nutrition situation

The lingering effects of the war with Ethiopia and the 2002 drought have had a significant impact on households' food security and nutritional status in a country where the general situation was already poor. The future of the food security situation is bleak, partly because of the recent failure of rains.

The National Nutrition Surveillance System, a collaborative inter-agency group set up by the Ministry of Health conducted a second round of nutrition surveys in Northern Red Sea, Gash Barka, Debub and Anseba in mid-2004.

20 Nov 2004 description
report African Union
International Conference on Peace, Security, Democracy and Development in the Great Lakes Region

First Summit of Heads of State and Government Dar-Es-Salaam, 19-20 November 2004

I. PREAMBLE

1. We, the Heads of State and Government of Member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, meeting in Dar Es-Salaam, on 19 and 20 November 2004, under the auspices of the United Nations and the African Union;

2.

20 Nov 2004 description
report African Union

Dar es Salaam 20 November 2004: The First International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, organized under the auspices of the United Nations and the African Union, concluded today, with the adoption and signing by the Heads of State and Government of the core countries of the Great Lakes Region, of a Declaration called the Dar es Salaam Declaration.

19 Nov 2004 description
report Xinhua

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 19, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- More than a dozen of heads of state gathered here on Friday to attend the inaugural summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region that is expected to bring peace to the region.

31 Oct 2004 description

CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION

OVERVIEW

As of October 2004, the number of countries facing serious food shortages throughout the world stands at 35 with 23 in Africa, 6 in Asia/Near East, 5 in Latin America and 1 in Europe. The causes are varied but civil strife and adverse weather, including drought predominate. In many of these countries, the HIV/AIDS pandemic is a major contributing factor.

28 Oct 2004 description
report UN Security Council

SC/8229

Following is the text of the statement to the press delivered on 27 October by Security Council President Adam Thomson (United Kingdom):

Members of the Security Council heard a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes, Mr. Ibrahima Fall, on the preparatory process of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

Members of the Council noted with satisfaction the progress made towards the holding of the above-mentioned Conference, based on a regional all-inclusive and action oriented approach.

28 Oct 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

February-April 2005 CCA Outlooks at 4 Months Lead

Southern Africa

The outlook for Feb-Apr 2005 southern Africa rainfall at four months lead show a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall across central South Africa, most of Namibia, the western half of Botswana, portions of southern Angola and, locally, over southwestern Zambia. There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over northern Mozambique. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

22 Oct 2004 description

Patrice Bogna/MONUC

Return of ex-Congolese refugees in and around Uvira

During a visit to the IDP camp in central Uvira on 19 October, MONUC noted that nearly 200 returnees from Burundi are still in the camp. Local sources suggest that armed soldiers forcibly occupy the homes of about 27 returnees originally from Uvira. About 60 others are awaiting transportation arrangements to return to Minembwe and 93 others to Bibokoboko, around Bukavu.