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27 Dec 2002 description

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25 Dec 2002 description

Op-ed article from The Washington Post

23 Dec 2002 description

The Department for International Development Clare Short today announced a further £30 million contribution to meet emergency assistance in Africa. £15m of the contribution will go to meeting emergency needs in Ethiopia and the other £15 million will be put to humanitarian assistance and recovery programmes across southern Africa.

Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development said:

"I am very worried about food shortages in Africa.

20 Dec 2002 description

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20 Dec 2002 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 20 Dec 2002

18 Dec 2002 description

I am delighted to have the opportunity today to address the Foreign Affairs Committee on the subject of the food crises in the Horn of Africa and in southern Africa.

As we look forward to Christmas the figures concerning famine emanating from Africa are stark. They serve as a damning indictment of our collective failure to address the needs of the most vulnerable at the beginning of a new millennium.

It is estimated that at least 28 million people will be affected by the current food shortages in the Horn of Africa and southern Africa.

17 Dec 2002 description

PR 02/129
Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

16 Dec 2002 description

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today officially launched the Africa Hunger Alert campaign, aimed at drawing international attention to the unprecedented hunger crisis gripping the African continent where 38 million people face starvation.

13 Dec 2002 description


This report includes:
A) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Burundi, (6) Uganda, (7) Central African Republic

C) Asia Region: (1) DPRK, (2) Indonesia

D) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan

E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional Highlight, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Angola

F) Latin America: (1) Colombia, (2) Cuba, (3) Ecuador

G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Albania

13 Dec 2002 description
report World Bank

December 13, 2002 -- The World Bank Group's Vice-President for Africa, Callisto Madavo, and the International Monetary Fund's African Department Director, Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, issued the following joint statement to the Boards of Executive Directors of both institutions, on the food situation in Southern and Eastern Africa.

12 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

LAGOS, 12 December (IRIN) - African governments need to pay more attention to storage as a means of curbing food shortages, Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday at a conference on food security in Africa in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. He said much of Africa's annual harvests was lost as a result of inefficient storage, including half of its fruits and vegetables, one-fifth of its grains and a quarter of its tubers.

05 Dec 2002 description
report Mercy Corps

In response to the catastrophic hunger crisis in Africa, the executives of the American humanitarian organizations engaged in food aid and the Executive Director of the United Nations' World Food Program have come together to act. Today, we launch a global campaign to assist more than 34 million people who face the very real risk of death by starvation. This crisis is compounded by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which is devastating the productive populations of many African countries.

05 Dec 2002 description
report Mercy Corps

More than 34 million at risk of starvation in Africa

03 Dec 2002 description

James T. Morris, Executive Director World Food Programme
STATEMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
New York

03 Dec 2002 description

2002-073

WASHINGTON - From now through 2003, up to 35 million people in Africa will need food aid. The U.S. Agency for International Development is working with its partners--the World Food Program, other donors, and the private voluntary community--to deliver up to 2.75 million metric tons of food to help meet this need.

03 Dec 2002 description
report UN Security Council

40 Million People at Risk of Starvation, Says Head of World Food Programme;
More Consistent Humanitarian Funding, Investment in Agriculture Urgently Needed
SC/7582