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17 Dec 2001 description

Rome, December 2001
Highlights

Latest information indicates a slightly larger global cereal output in 2001, of 1 870 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms). However, even at this level, production would still be less than the anticipated utilization requirements in 2001/02, leading to a significant draw-down of cereal stocks.

While Afghanistan currently faces a grave food supply situation, food emergencies persist in many other countries (see box on page 6).

10 Dec 2001 description


Introduction by the Director of Operations
The operational trends and priorities for 2002 that are set out in this document reflect the humanitarian situation as foreseen in the light of the lessons learned during the first nine months of 2001 and of initial indications as to the consequences of the attacks of 11 September. At the time of writing, early November 2001, events are still unfolding and their repercussions and future impact on ICRC operations are difficult to anticipate and assess.

The attacks of 11 September 2001

02 Oct 2001 description


At the start of 2001 the number of people ‘of concern’ to UNHCR was 21.8 million, or one out of every 275 persons on Earth. This compared with a January 1, 2000 figure of 22.3 million.

06 Jul 2001 description

The ICRC worldwide 2000 Geneva (ICRC) - The increasing number of armed conflicts throughout the world, the unprecedented scale of the challenges facing humanitarian endeavour, the need to stay close to the victims, the imperative of staff safety - these are the major themes that were addressed today by Jean-Daniel Tauxe, Director of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), when he presented the organization's 2000 Annual Report in Nairobi. It was the first time in ICRC history that the report had been launched outside Switzerland.

15 Jun 2001 description

This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Tajikistan (B) Balkans: (1) Kosovo, (2) Serbia, (3) fYROM, (4) Montenegro (C) Georgia (D) Latin America: (1) Colombia, (2) El Salvador, (3) Bolivia, (4) Peru, (5) Dominican Republic (E) Great Lakes: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Tanzania (F) Horn of Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea (G) West Africa: (1) Guinea, (2) Liberia, (3) Sierra Leone (H) Chad

14 Jun 2001 description

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

30 May 2001 description

AI Index: POL 10/005/2001
Publish date: 30/05/2001

18 May 2001 description


This report includes: (A) Resource situation for EMOPS and PRROs (B) Caucasus: (1) Northern Caucasus, (2) Georgia (C) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Tajikistan (D) Balkans: (1) Kosovo, (2) Serbia, (3) Montenegro, (4) FYRoM, (5) Albania (E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia (F) Horn of Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Kenya) (G) Great Lakes (1) Tanzania, (2) Burundi (H) West Africa Coastal: (1) Guinea, (2) Liberia (I) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) El Salvador, (2) Bolivia, (3) Peru
(A) Resource situation for EMOPS and PRROs

04 May 2001 description

Covering December - March 2001

The Landmine Update is the International Campaign to Ban Landmines' quarterly newsletter. Note that the web edition also has list of available new resources at the ICBL Resource Center. To date, 139 countries have signed the Mine Ban Treaty, and 112 have ratified it. The most recent ratifications are Kenya (23 January), Zambia (23 February), and Sierra Leone (25 April).

04 May 2001 description

Africa
Kenya - Shelter

Shelters for refugees collapsed in rains and were not immediately rebuilt because of budget constraints. Homeless refugees were forced to sleep in school buildings, causing disruptions to education programs for refugee children.

Djibouti - Food

Funding constraints forced a two-month suspension of programs for malnourished refugee children at two feeding centers. Malnutrition rates increased among some of the country's 20,000 refugees.

Congo-Kinshasa - Protection

20 Apr 2001 description

This report includes:

10 Apr 2001 description

The fact that civilians accounted for up to 75 per cent of war victims these days had made their protection a very important part of the discussion on international peace and security, Carolyn McAskie, Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a Headquarters press briefing today.

10 Apr 2001 description

The instruments available for the protection of civilians in armed conflict are "in urgent need of updating," Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a just released report to the Security Council that recommends new strategies to deal with the changed nature of contemporary wars.

06 Apr 2001 description

This report includes:

(A) FYR of Macedonia

(B) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan (3) Iran, (4) Georgia

(C) Northern Caucasus: (1) Ingushetia, (2) Chechnya

(D) Horn of Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Kenya, (3) Eritrea

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Malawi, (2) Angola, (3) Namibia

(F) West Africa Coastal: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone

(G) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) El Salvador, (2) Bolivia, (3) Peru, (4) Dominican Republic

(H) Emergency Response Roster