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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

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.

10 Nov 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Palestinian Territory (B) Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus (C) Indonesia / West Timor (D) India / Rajahstan (E) Bangladesh (F) Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos (G) DPR Korea (H) Ethiopia (I) Sudan (J) Haiti

30 Oct 2000 description

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.

16 Oct 2000 description

Refugee news briefings

30 Sep 2000 description

HIV/AIDS in Complex Emergencies - A Call for Action
Dr Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS

31 Aug 2000 description

New documents published in August and available at EHA:

  • Angola: Update on the Situation of Meningitis in the Country
  • Angola: Epidemic Outbreaks Update
  • Kosovo Health Talks 30 and 31
  • Health Situation Report West Timor
  • Interim Health Policy Guidelines for Kosovo
  • Humanitarian Action and Public Health in Disasters. Allocation of National and International Resources, EHA Paper for the World Congress on Medicine and Health, Hanover 21 July - 20 August
For comments, further information and requests, please contact:
WHO/EHA, External Relations
18 Aug 2000 description

This report includes: A) West and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Iran, B) South Asia Floods: India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal, C) Russian Federation / Chechnya, D) Sudan, E) East Africa and Horn: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Tanzania, F) Angola, G) Sierra Leone, H) Congo-Brazzaville, I) Indonesia / East Timor, J) Algeria

08 Aug 2000 description

World Food Programme,OHA/OD - July 2000, Rome, Italy

14 Jul 2000 description

This report includes: A) Global WFP Funding; B) Asia: Asia Drought, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Iran and India; C) DPR Korea; D) Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea; E) Sudan F) Sierra Leone, G) Great Lakes: Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi; H) Angola, I) Nicaragua.

23 Jun 2000 description

This report includes: A) India - drought B) Sierra Leone C) Angola D) Ethiopia E) Somalia F) Burundi.

19 Jun 2000 description
report Future Harvest

Scientists Develop Non-Poisonous Form of "Grasspea" Plant; New Varieties Expected To Relieve Suffering from Drought-Related Paralysis

WASHINGTON, DC and ALEPPO, SYRIA (16 June 2000) - An international research team announced today that it has developed a series of new, nontoxic plants that will prevent a crippling disorder that affects victims of severe drought.

16 Jun 2000 description

Peter Masebu, PANA Correspondent

14 Jun 2000 description

FAO's June Food Outlook report signals a one percent increase in cereal output in 2000, compared to the previous year. However, according to current forecasts, total cereal production will not be enough to cover utilization requirements in 2000/2001 and global cereal reserves will have to be drawn down. If current forecasts materialize, global stocks could fall slightly below minimum safe levels.

14 Jun 2000 description

Rome, June 2000
Extracts from FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 3, 2000


Latest indications continue to point to a larger cereal output in 2000. However, based on the current forecasts, total cereal production would not be sufficient to meet expected utilization requirements in 2000/01 and global cereal reserves would be drawn down again next season.

06 Jun 2000 description

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26 May 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa: Ethiopia and Eritrea B) Sudan: Eritrean refugees C) Kenya D) Sierra Leone E) India - drought.

18 May 2000 description

Baltimore, May 18, 2000 -- As far away as India, Lutheran World Relief is providing aid for people increasingly affected by the intercontinental climate pattern linked to the drought in Ethiopia. Assistance is also going to other crisis zones in the Horn of Africa, in Sudan and Kenya. Much of the aid work includes measures to strengthen local capacities for self-reliance in the face of adverse climate conditions.
In northern India, 118,000 people in four drought-stricken states will receive food, water and fodder for livestock. As part of