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12 Dec 2005 description

CAPE TOWN, December 12 (UNHCR) - John Habimani pointed at his painting, showing the bullets flying at his family and the road that brought him from the horrors of Rwanda to the safety of South Africa.

09 Dec 2005 description

Maputo, 9 December 2005 - A meeting of Permanent Secretaries on Harmonization of Seed Regulations was held at the Cardoso Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique on 8 & 9 December 2005, and was attended by Permanent Secretaries from the Ministries of Agriculture of 12 Member States, namely: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also in attendance were the representatives of seed organizations and International Agricultural Research Centers.

02 Dec 2005 description

Introduction

This Global Appeal is published to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and other persons of concern falling within UNHCR's mandate.

30 Nov 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four Months Lead:

March – May 2006

Southern Africa

The outlook for March-May 2006 southern Africa rainfall at four months lead shows a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across Namibia and locally over western Botswana. There is a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over southern and northern Angola, portions of central and northeastern Zambia, northern Mozambique, Malawi, and portions of southern Tanzania.

East Africa

23 Nov 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One Month Lead:

December 2005 – February 2006 Forecasts for Southern Africa:

31 Oct 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.

26 Oct 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Seasonal Outlook at Four Months Lead: February 2006 through April 2006

Gulf of Guinea:

There is a tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over eastern Liberia, the eastern half of Cote d’Ivoire, northern Ghana, Togo and the western half of Benin. There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over southeastern Nigeria.

Southern Africa:

11 Oct 2005 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

28 Sep 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: January-March 2006 Forecasts

Southern Africa

The outlook at four months lead shows a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall across central South Africa, most of Namibia, the western half of Botswana, portions of southern and northern Angola, locally over central Zambia and north central and southern Mozambique. There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over northern Mozambique and southeastern Madagascar.

27 Sep 2005 description

PRETORIA, 27 September (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency has been conducting training sessions for state officials hired as part of the South African government's drive to improve its capacity to tackle the huge backlog of asylum seekers.

22 Sep 2005 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 22 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - A startling new study on the experiences of refugee and returnee children living in Southern Africa has uncovered a litany of abuse, often leading to further alienation of the most vulnerable of population groups.

Research commissioned by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) between February and March 2005 in South Africa, Zambia and Angola found that refugee and returnee children in all three countries faced high levels of aggression, in particular sexual …

21 Sep 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead:

October-December 2005 Forecasts

East Africa

The outlook for Oct-Dec 2005 East Africa rainfall at one month lead shows a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall across southern Somalia, and the central areas of Kenya and Uganda.

Northern Horn of Africa

There is a tilt in the odds favoring below average rainfall over southern Sudan and western Ethiopia.

Southern Africa

31 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead:

December 2005 - February 2006 Forecasts

Southern Africa

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over portions of eastern and central South Africa, and locally over northern and southern Angola. There is a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across northern Mozambique, and the southern half of Malawi.

28 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead:

November 2005 - January 2006 Forecast: Southern Africa;

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over northern Mozambique. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over northwestern Angola.