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21 Jan 2011 description


This paper examines the mixed movement of people that is currently taking place between the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region to the southern part of the continent.

12 Mar 2009 description
report European Union


The European Parliament,

- having regard to Court of Auditors Special Report No 10/2008 on EC Development Assistance to Health Services in sub-Saharan Africa,

- having regard to the Millennium Declaration of the United Nations of 18 September 2000, which sets out the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as criteria established collectively by the international community for the elimination of poverty,

- having regard to the Commission Communication of 7 October 2005 entitled 'Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals - The …

09 Nov 2006 description

By Gordon Bell

CAPE TOWN, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Immediate steps are needed to avert a potential catastrophe as climate change dries up water resources in drought affected areas, hitting poor farmers, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

The vast majority of the world's malnourished people, estimated at about 830 million people, are small farmers, herders and farm labourers, pointing to devastating effects from global warning and requiring a tripling of yearly farming aid to poor countries.

"Climate change threatens to intensify water insecurity on an unparalleled …

04 Mar 2006 description

"Ireland at the forefront of response to the Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa" -- Conor Lenihan

31 Aug 2003 description

The major annual harvests are now nearing completion across the Greater Horn of Africa. The crop has already been harvested in the south of the region, harvesting is ongoing in the equatorial regions and is approaching maturity in the northern areas. Immediate humanitarian efforts now concentrate on meeting the peak relief needs in the preharvest period in the northern areas. Simultaneously attention is turning to assessing emergency needs in the coming year. Areas of current priority concern are shown in Figure 1 below.

20 Aug 2002 description
report UN News Service

Violence, declining donor funding, and the scourges of AIDS and poverty are still critical problems plaguing Africa, although efforts at restoring peace in the region and promoting economic development and good governance have started to make progress, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.

21 Dec 2000 description

Rome, 21 December 2000 - Some 28 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe food shortages as serious food supply problems persist in a number of countries, mainly because of prolonged drought and civil strife, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The situation is most critical in eastern Africa, where 20 million people face serious food shortages that will require continued food aid well into 2001.

06 Jul 2000 description

A senior United Nations relief official is on his way to the Horn of Africa to assess the humanitarian situation there after devastating droughts and armed conflicts ravaged the region, a UN spokesman announced today.

28 Apr 2000 description

GENEVA, April 28 (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Mary Robinson closed the annual rights forum on Friday with an appeal to avert disaster in the Horn of Africa, where up to 16 million people face famine.

31 Mar 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa drought - regional update B) Somalia C) Southern Africa floods: Madagascar and Mozambique D) East Africa: Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania.