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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
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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.

30 Jul 2002 description
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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.

19 Jul 2002 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

21 Jun 2002 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

21 Jun 2002 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

17 May 2002 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

17 May 2002 description
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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:

18 Apr 2002 description

Since the previous report of 10 April, WHO has received updates from ministries of health in the following countries:

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

15 Mar 2002 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseau d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

01 Mar 2002 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)

22 Feb 2002 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

22 Feb 2002 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseau d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

08 Feb 2002 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

31 Jan 2002 description
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LAGOS, 31 January (IRIN) - West African representatives and a US military delegation have been holding talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on an early warning system that would monitor threats to regional security, officials said.