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31 Jan 2005 description


Following an erratic start to the 2004/05 rainy season, many areas received normal to above normal rains in January, which significantly improved crop growing conditions and in many areas broke the dry spells that had persisted from the end of December till the first ten days of January. Cumulative rains have risen to near normal levels improving soil moisture conditions. Agricultural activities continue throughout the region, and crops are reported to be maturing in some parts (bimodal areas of Tanzania), while elsewhere they are at vegetative to maturity stages.

28 Jan 2005 description

This report includes:

(A) Headlines

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Armenia

(C) Eastern & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

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

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Lesotho (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Namibia (7) Swaziland (8) Zambia (9) Zimbabwe

26 Jan 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 26 January 2005 - UNICEF today appealed for more than $750 million to help millions of children struggling to survive conflicts and other emergencies in countries around the world, saying that the tsunami had shown that people care deeply about children in desperate situations but are often not aware of them.

21 Jan 2005 description


The number of people in need of food assistance due to the Indian Ocean Tsunami is estimated at 2 million and WFP is seeking USD 256 million from donors to feed them.

Fatalities in Indonesia from the Tsunami are now estimated at more than 160,000 as government authorities add figures for missing people to the total.

In Southern Africa during the hungry season, WFP is monitoring the impact of both drought and floods on food security and vulnerability to food security.

20 Jan 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

CCA Outlook Forecasts: February -- April

Southern Africa:

14 Jan 2005 description

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Djibouti (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

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

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

(F) Asia: (1) Regional: Asia Tsunami (2) Indonesia (3) Korea (DPR) (4) Maldives (5) Myanmar (6) Sri Lanka (7) Thailand

13 Jan 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño:

Synopsis: Weak warm-episode (El Niño) conditions are expected to continue for the next three months.