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27 Dec 2002 description

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23 Dec 2002 description

The Department for International Development Clare Short today announced a further £30 million contribution to meet emergency assistance in Africa. £15m of the contribution will go to meeting emergency needs in Ethiopia and the other £15 million will be put to humanitarian assistance and recovery programmes across southern Africa.

Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development said:

"I am very worried about food shortages in Africa.

20 Dec 2002 description

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17 Dec 2002 description

PR 02/129
Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

16 Dec 2002 description

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today officially launched the Africa Hunger Alert campaign, aimed at drawing international attention to the unprecedented hunger crisis gripping the African continent where 38 million people face starvation.

13 Dec 2002 description


This report includes:
A) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Burundi, (6) Uganda, (7) Central African Republic

C) Asia Region: (1) DPRK, (2) Indonesia

D) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan

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

F) Latin America: (1) Colombia, (2) Cuba, (3) Ecuador

G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Albania

12 Dec 2002 description


CCA Guidance for Southern Africa Rainfall for Jan-Mar 2003 At One Month Lead

11 Dec 2002 description

ADDIS ABABA, 11 December (IRIN) - African leaders must ensure that landmines are banned on the continent, an international conference in Addis Ababa heard on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2002 description


This report includes:
A) Global Alert

B) Middle East Region: (1) Palestinian Territories

C) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea

D) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Sierra Leone (4) Guinea, (5) Guinea Bissau (6) Mauritania

E) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Somalia, (3) Eritrea, (4) Djibouti, (5) Burundi

F) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Angola

05 Dec 2002 description

(Reporting period: 16 November - 29 November)
Key Updates

The WFP EMOP is now 56.2% funded. There remains a shortfall of US$222.8 million.

On Monday 25 November, the Government of Zimbabwe imposed a sudden ban on the milling of GM maize in country. As a result the food aid pipeline for December faces severe shortages.

03 Dec 2002 description

2002-073

WASHINGTON - From now through 2003, up to 35 million people in Africa will need food aid. The U.S. Agency for International Development is working with its partners--the World Food Program, other donors, and the private voluntary community--to deliver up to 2.75 million metric tons of food to help meet this need.

03 Dec 2002 description

GENEVA -- Donor governments on Tuesday pledged another $280 million towards UNHCR's worldwide programs for 2003, bringing the total promised contributions to date to a record $317 million. This amounts to nearly one- third of the refugee agency's 2003 total projected needs of more than $1 billion.

29 Nov 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) Cambodia

(B) West and Central Africa Region: (1) Central African Republic, (2) Cote d'Ivoire

(C) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Uganda, (3) Burundi, (4) Tanzania, (5) Kenya

(D) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe, (3) Zambia, (4) Lesotho, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Swaziland, (8) Madagascar, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia

(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran

28 Nov 2002 description


CONCERN OVER THE START OF THE 2002/03 CROP SEASON

25 Nov 2002 description
report UN General Assembly


Texts Indicate Strategy of Encouraging Transition from Relief to Development, Self-Help in Humanitarian Assistance Programmes
Fifty-seventh General Assembly
Plenary
58th and 59th Meetings (AM & PM)

The General Assembly this afternoon adopted without a vote five resolutions relating to continued economic, humanitarian and other assistance to Kazakhstan, Angola, Tajikistan, Mozambique and Timor-Leste. The action came after a day-long debate, during two meetings.