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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.

15 Dec 2000 description

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

11 Dec 2000 description

Food insecurity in the Horn of Africa

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are undernourished and at risk of famine. They suffer drought, conflict, a weak infrastructure and a limited livelihood base. But if the people and governments of the region are committed to working together, along with international nongovernmental organizations, they should be able to take far-reaching measures that ensure longterm food security.

THE SCALE AND IMPACT OF FOOD INSECURITY

11 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

SUDAN: Mosque shooting incident leaves 20 dead

08 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

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

05 Dec 2000 description

Bonn, 5 December 2000 - "We are ready to see if progress has been achieved in combating desertification worldwide", said today Mr. Hama Arba Diallo, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), few days before the opening of the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP-4), from 11-22 December in Bonn, Germany.

27 Nov 2000 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/9832
Continuing its debate on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, the General Assembly this afternoon adopted, without a vote, a resolution on international cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region (Kazakhstan). By the terms of that text, it stressed the need for extra efforts in solving problems with regard to the region and its population.

22 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

SUDAN: Government cancels diplomats visas

21 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

DJIBOUTI, 21 November (IRIN) - Djibouti is to create a regional landmine Research and Training Centre to promote the Ottawa Ban Treaty on the elimination of landmines. Representatives from the Djibouti-based Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and a delegation from Yemen, tasked Djibouti to set up the centre and formulate common regional policies on the issue at the end of a three-day conference.

17 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

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

10 Nov 2000 description
report World Vision

In the Horn of Africa, around 70 million people live in a constant state of food insecurity and regularly face famine.

03 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

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

30 Oct 2000 description


Overview
The World Food Programme wishes to thank donors for their continued generosity. This year donors have contributed over US $ 1.3 billion, and WFP has used these resources to mobilise over 3.1 million tons of food aid distributed to needy people.

30 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

HORN OF AFRICA: Eritrea says "little progress" in Algiers

25 Oct 2000 description

Report No.2 *


Ms. Catherine Bertini, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on the drought in the Horn of Africa:

Findings and recommendations of the mission to Kenya and Ethiopia between 17-23 September 2000

"We are always going to have drought and we have to treat it as an African winter. Drought-prone countries can prepare for such events, as countries in the northern hemisphere can prepare for winter."
25 Oct 2000 description


When the heads of 26 United Nations organizations gather in New York for a meeting of the United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) on 27 October, one of the issues they will focus on is hunger in the Horn of Africa.