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31 Dec 2002 description

This document supplements the ICRC's Headquarters Appeal 2003and contains:

  • an overview of the ICRC's operations in 2003
  • a description of its presence in the field
  • a breakdown of its operational organization
  • a description of its target populations
  • a concise description of its programmes
  • a brief description of its 63 delegations
  • overall budget amounts
  • overall budget and budgets by programme for each delegation
The ICRC's operations in 2003 and the respective budget figures are presented in detail in the ICRC's Emergency Appeals 2003, …
31 Dec 2002 description
report CARE

A major food emergency is affecting the Horn of Africa, in particular Ethiopia and Eritrea, following sporadic and well below average rains during 2002. Overall, between 12 and 16 million people in the Horn of Africa are expected to be in immediate risk during 2003. Some 2-2.5 Million Metric Tons of food assistance from the international community will be needed to prevent a humanitarian disaster.

31 Dec 2002 description


Eritrea's food crisis expected to worsen quickly
Summary

30 Dec 2002 description

KHARTOUM, Dec. 30 (UNHCR) - As the clock winds down towards the year-end cessation of refugee status for more than 320,000 Eritreans in Sudan, thousands are coming forward seeking continued refugee protection while others are asking to be taken home or applying to remain as immigrants.

27 Dec 2002 description

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27 Dec 2002 description
report UN News Service

Despite occasional difficulties and delays, the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea has progressed steadily,United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report, voicing his hope that the parties will continue their cooperation with the UN mission during the next crucial phase of delineating the border between the two countries.

27 Dec 2002 description
report Addis Tribune

Ninety-eight Ethiopian civilians have been repatriated from Eritrea to Ethiopia last week under the auspices of the International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). According to the ICRC, they crossed the border between the towns of Rama (Ethiopia) and Adi Quala (Eritrea). On the same day, in a different ICRC operation, three Eritrean civilians coming from Ethiopia arrived by air in Asmara where they were reunited with their families.

27 Dec 2002 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION
MILITARY

On the 20th of December, a delegation from the US House Committee on International Relations (USA HIRC) paid a visit to Sector West Headquarters in Barentu where they were briefed about the Jordanian Battalion (JORBAT 4) mission in Area of Responsibility.

26 Dec 2002 description

GENEVA, Dec. 26 (UNHCR) - They returned by foot or occasionally on horseback. They came jammed in pickups, on motor scooters and buses. Groups of families surrounded by donkeys, suitcases, satellite dishes and huge wooden beams from their old homes, perched precariously atop convoys of trucks resembling overcrowded fairground gondolas swathed in a kaleidoscope of colors.

25 Dec 2002 description

Op-ed article from The Washington Post

23 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 23 Dec 2002 (IRIN) - The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a new deputy special representative for the UN mission for Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

22 Dec 2002 description
report CARE

The Horn of Africa needs support in the new year to help avoid future crises

20 Dec 2002 description

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20 Dec 2002 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 20 Dec 2002

20 Dec 2002 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

20 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 20 December (IRIN) - The UN's World Food Programme on Friday warned there would not be enough food supplies to care for about one million Eritreans in the coming months.

20 Dec 2002 description

NAIROBI - As devastation wreaked by drought silently exhausts people's ability to cope, the UN World Food Programme is increasingly concerned that food supplies will be insufficient to care for almost one million Eritreans in the coming months.