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21 Jan 2011 description


This paper examines the mixed movement of people that is currently taking place between the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region to the southern part of the continent.

20 Aug 2002 description
report UN News Service

Violence, declining donor funding, and the scourges of AIDS and poverty are still critical problems plaguing Africa, although efforts at restoring peace in the region and promoting economic development and good governance have started to make progress, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.

26 Dec 2000 description

Tokyo (dpa) - The Japanese government Tuesday pledged 1.36 million dollars in emergency grants to support Eritreans who have suffered as a result of their country's two-year conflict with Ethiopia over a border dispute.

The government also decided to provide 550,000 dollars in emergency grants to help Angolan refugees from the civil war in the strife-torn country, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.

The money to Eritreans will be provided via the office of the U.N.

21 Dec 2000 description

Rome, 21 December 2000 - Some 28 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe food shortages as serious food supply problems persist in a number of countries, mainly because of prolonged drought and civil strife, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The situation is most critical in eastern Africa, where 20 million people face serious food shortages that will require continued food aid well into 2001.

25 Jul 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below left

30 Jun 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa: Ethiopia and Eritrea B) Sierra Leone C) Angola D) Tajikistan - drought.

02 Jun 2000 description

This report includes: A) Eritrea - war displaced B) Sudan - Eritrean refugees C) Ethiopia D) Angola E) Sierra Leone F) Mozambique.

15 Jul 1999 description

Susan Rice, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and Gayle Smith , National Security Council Senior Director for African Affairs