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03 Dec 2002 description

New York (dpa) - At least 38 million people in Africa are threatened by hunger, caused mostly by a drought that is extending from the Horn of Africa to the southern part of the continent, the World Food Programme (WFP) said Tuesday.

WFP director James Morris told the U.N. Security Council in an open meeting that the lack of political will remains the only obstacle to help those in needs.

''This is an unprecedented crisis, which calls for an unprecedented response,'' Morris said.

29 Nov 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) Cambodia

(B) West and Central Africa Region: (1) Central African Republic, (2) Cote d'Ivoire

(C) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Uganda, (3) Burundi, (4) Tanzania, (5) Kenya

(D) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe, (3) Zambia, (4) Lesotho, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Swaziland, (8) Madagascar, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia

(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran

26 Nov 2002 description

Epidemic Spreading Rapidly in New Areas of the World, Says New Report

30 Oct 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - In mid-October, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Reproductive Health program managers from Cambodia, Nepal, Malawi, Armenia, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and Guinea met in Malawi to review progress of their programs and plan for the future. Since 1998, ADRA Reproductive Health programs in the seven countries have benefited 1,643,420 people.

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.