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06 Oct 2002 description

Montreal, CANADA -- The countries worst hit by the worldwide tuberculosis (TB) epidemic urgently need extra help if they are to meet ambitious global targets set for the year 2005.

02 Aug 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Overview for Southern Africa Region, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Sudan, (10) Somalia

(B) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (2) Bangladesh

(C) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus

(D) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia

(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan

(F) West Africa Region: (1) Liberia (2) Sierra Leone

12 Jul 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) WFP- UNHCR Cooperation

(B) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview for Southern Africa, (2) Lesotho, (3) Swaziland, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Ethiopia, (7) Kenya, (8) Eritrea

(C) Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Bangladesh

(D) West Africa Region: (1) Guinea (2) Liberia

(E) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Central African Republic

(F) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan

(G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Azerbaijan

31 Aug 2001 description

Summary of Review1

This recently published paper by the British Red Cross aims to answer the following questions:

  • Can cash transfers improve access to food in the same way as direct food distribution?
  • What effect does a cash distribution have on the local economy?
  • Is cash assistance practically feasible?
18 Mar 2001 description

Liz O'Donnell T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs (with Special Responsibility for Overseas Development Assistance and Human Rights), has announced an unprecedented package of humanitarian and rehabilitation assistance to benefit 21 of the world's poorest and crisis-stricken countries.

12 Jan 2001 description

This report includes: (A) World Hunger Map (B) West Africa Coastal: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Liberia (C) Horn of Africa: (1) Kenya, (2) Eritrea (D)Angola (E) Great Lakes: (1) DR Congo, (2) Tanzania, (3) Burundi (F) Afghanistan (G)Asia Floods: (1) Laos, (2) Bangladesh (H)Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus

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


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.

29 Sep 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Asia Floods: Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh (B) West and Central Asia Drought: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Georgia and Armenia (C) DPR Korea (D) Latin America: Nicaragua and Honduras (E) Horn of Africa Drought: Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea (F) Mozambique (G) Sierra Leone (H) Angola (I) Balkans: FR Yugoslavia: Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, FYRo Macedonia, Albania.

19 Sep 2000 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/9774
Assembly Continues General Debate

Africans needed and deserved hands-on solidarity and constructive engagement with the developed world if they were to succeed in the struggle for peace and development, said Mompati S. Merafhe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Botswana, said this afternoon as the General Assembly continued its general debate. The struggle for peace and security in the continent remained an all- consuming preoccupation.

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

14 Oct 1999 description

LONDON, 14 October -- Every night, almost 800 million people in the developing world go to sleep hungry, reports the first edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World, issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). That is more than the combined population of Europe and North America - a 'hungry continent' of women, men and children who may never reach their physical and mental potential because they do not have enough to eat.

27 Sep 1999 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Angola. The war in Angola continues to create acute humanitarian needs. The funding situation has improved and access by road has sporadically been possible, thus some humanitarian assistance is being delivered. High prevalences of malnutrition among children under five have been recorded in the besieged cities of Huambo, Malange and Kuito.

17 Sep 1999 description


HIGHLIGHTS
The outlook for 1999 cereal production has improved slightly since June, due mainly to better crop prospects in Asia and North America. World production, however, will not be sufficient to meet anticipated consumption requirements and global stocks will need to be drawn down.

10 Sep 1999 description

Release No. 0358.99 FAS PR 0387-99 Andy Solomon (202) 720-4623 andy.solomon@usda.gov Eric Van Chantfort (202) 720-9443 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 1999

Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will ship approximately 8.5 million metric tons of U.S. commodities under fiscal 1999 food aid programs, more than five times last year's 1.6 million tons, and the largest tonnage in at least 25 years.

"American food aid helps relieve hunger and suffering around the world," said Glickman.