Appeals & Response Plans
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
- Angola: Floods - Mar 2010
Maps & Infographics
Press Release - SC/6759
Security Council Told Key is Effective Deterrent Action; As Debate Begins, 23 Nations Also Present Views on United Nations Role
The international community needed to move "from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention", Secretary-General Kofi Annan said this afternoon in an open Security Council debate on the prevention of armed conflict.
Press Release 99/70 C/5
Rome, November 15, 1999 -- While increasing numbers of people face food emergencies, the causes are changing, suggest two UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports released today. "For the first time, human induced disasters such as civil strife and economic crises have more effect on food shortages than nature-induced crises," said Dr. Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director General of FAO.
The Secretary-General's report to the Security Council on Libya's compliance with the provisions of relevant Council resolutions, presented three months after the suspension of sanctions, had led to only one conclusion -- that Libya had fulfilled all its obligations under the Council resolutions, the Permanent Representative of Libya told the General Assembly this afternoon as it continued it general debate.
The outlook for 1999 cereal production has improved slightly since June, due mainly to better crop prospects in Asia and North America. World production, however, will not be sufficient to meet anticipated consumption requirements and global stocks will need to be drawn down.
Press Release SC/6728 - 19990916
The United Nations must be ready to take action to protect civilians and to respond with more than speeches and reports, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said this morning as he opened a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.
I. The Landmine Problem Today
II. Determining the Extent of the Problem: Surveys and Assessments
III. Mine Clearance Efforts
IV. Mine Awareness Efforts
V. Mine Action Coordination
VI. Planning Mine Action for a Mine-Free World
Prepared for the Meeting of the Standing Committee of Experts on Mine Clearance
Geneva - 13-15 September 1999
by Norwegian People's Aid, Mine Action
Thematic Coordinator for Landmine Monitor
Information available as of 15 August 1999 was used in preparing this report.
Major Increase in Funding Said to be Ultimate Solution for Enhancing Humanitarian Assistance
War-crimes sleuths due in Kosovo today. UN aid rolled yesterday. Don't expect blue helmets of peacekeepers.
This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis B) Iraq C) Somalia D) Sierra Leone E) Angola F) General - Food Aid Needs and Shortfalls.
Remarks by Mrs Sadako Ogata, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia "Addressing Humanitarian Crises Through Global Solidarity: Is It Possible? Is It Effective?" Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 17 May 1999
Joint communication to the press: ICRC No. 99/10 - Federation No. 99/05
Minh T. Vo, Special to The Christian Science Monitor
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.