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31 Dec 2000 description


Health, Peace and Humanitarian Cease-fires
by Jon M. Ebersole

Militarised violence presents what is perhaps the most vexing challenge to the achievement of the goal of health for all. While not a member of the UN’s Executive Committee on Peace and Security, WHO is nonetheless positioned to play a crucial peacemaking role in some of the world’s most difficult trouble spots.

31 Dec 2000 description


From Health in Emergencies Issue 8
The establishment of high quality, functioning acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance - a critical step to polio elimination - is possible in countries affected by emergencies, as shown in the examples of Afghanistan, Angola and Somalia.

22 Dec 2000 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
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22 Dec 2000 description
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AFRICA: Some 28 million people face severe food shortages - FAO

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.

19 Dec 2000 description


STATEMENT FROM THE FOURTH CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM FOR THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGION, 18-19 December 2000, Harare, Zimbabwe.
SUMMARY

There is a likelihood of normal to above-normal rainfall over most of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries for the period January-March (JFM) 2001. However, Mauritius has high probabilities of below-normal rainfall. Drought conditions are likely to continue in most parts of Tanzania.

18 Dec 2000 description

The U.S. State Department announced December 18 that the United States will make an initial contribution of $125 million dollars for the 2001 programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the world's leading agency in providing assistance and support to 23 million people who have fled their homelands.

15 Dec 2000 description

UNHCR was promised nearly one-fourth of its 2001 budget on Friday when several donor governments pledged US$214.7 million during the launch of the agency's annual global appeal. Another $23 million had been pledged earlier.

15 Dec 2000 description
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ZAMBIA-RWANDA: Rwanda asks UN to help Zambia

15 Dec 2000 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
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15 Dec 2000 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

15 Dec 2000 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

14 Dec 2000 description
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ZAMBIA: Number of refugees reaching crisis proportions

13 Dec 2000 description

Interview with Aldo Ajello
FINAL VERSION

12 Dec 2000 description
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Mozambique: Meetings with Chissano to begin next week - Dhlakama

08 Dec 2000 description
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UNITED NATIONS
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08 Dec 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond (to whom quoted text may be attributed) at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

08 Dec 2000 description
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ZAMBIA-DRC: Zambia asks Zimbabwe to repatriate fugitive soldiers