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04 Dec 2002 description

4 December 2002 - OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - On Friday, December 6, 2002, history will be made. This day officially marks the end of nearly 30 years of work to eliminate river blindness as a public health threat in West Africa. On this day in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, officials from the World Health Organization and others will recognize the achievement of thousands of people working together for a greater good.

03 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 3 December (IRIN) - Food security prospects in West Africa as at November 2002, were varied with a mixed performance recorded in the cereal harvest in the Sahel sub-region, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Friday.

12 Nov 2002 description

Aventis Pasteur donates 30 million doses of oral polio vaccine

17 Oct 2002 description
report IRIN

ACCRA, 17 October (IRIN) - A two-day emergency regional workshop to discuss the situation in Cote d'Ivoire, its humanitarian implications, potential impact on neighbouring countries, and the challenges ahead, opened on Thursday in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.

30 Sep 2002 description
report Carleton University

Prepared by: Caroline Delany and Sonja Varga*
With the generous support of the Canadian International Development Agency.

16 Aug 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

16 Aug 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

02 Aug 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

02 Aug 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

30 Jul 2002 description
report IRIN

LAGOS, 30 July (IRIN) - The United States has promised to help train the Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) regional peace-keeping force, ECOMOG. It has also said it would help ECOWAS set up military bases for the rapid deployment of troops in conflict areas.

11 Jun 2002 description
report IRIN

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

22 May 2002 description

GENEVA -- UNHCR is expanding sports programmes for children living in refugee camps around the world to a total of 16 countries by the end of this year. New projects will be funded by three of UNHCR's main sports donors and will focus mainly on Asia and Africa.

17 May 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

17 May 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)

01 May 2002 description


This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.
Appeal Target: CHF 5, 630,297 (USD 3,783,556 or EUR 3,407,297)

Operational Developments

In 2001, West Africa continued to undergo many socio-economic and political problems which spilled over into ethnic conflict based on mainly sectarian lines. Nigeria was a case in point, since the imposition of Sharia law there continued to create tension between Christians and Muslims. Street riots were reported in the city of Maiduguri and other places.

30 Apr 2002 description


Appeal Target: CHF 7,342,916
Period covered: January -March, 2002
"At a Glance"

Outstanding needs: CHF 6,209,344
Related Appeals: N/A
Appeal coverage: 15.4%

Update: Out of a budget of CHF 7,342,916, only CHF 1,136,411 has been contributed, and more funding is required for the West Africa regional delegation to pursue its planned programs in the Appeal 2002.

Operational Developments:

10 Apr 2002 description

The highest burden of this disease occurs in sub-Saharan Africa in an area that is referred to as the meningitis belt. This is the area between Senegal and Ethiopia and includes all or part of at least 15 countries, with an estimated total population of approximately 300 million. Epidemics occur in seasonal cycles between the end of November and the end of June, depending on the location and climate of the country and decline rapidly with the arrival of the rainy season. WHO has received reports from ministries of health in the following countries:

15 Mar 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

15 Mar 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseau d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)