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23 Nov 2001 description

This report includes:
(A) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan, (4) Iran

(B) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Somalia, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Eritrea, (4) Rwanda

(C) Central Africa Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Angola

(D) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Liberia, (3) Guinea

(E) Latin America and Caribbean region: (1) Cuba, (2) Honduras, (3) Guatemala, (4) El Salvador, (5) Nicaragua

(F) Eastern Europe Region: Northern Caucasus

12 Jul 2001 description

Since July 1997, African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI) training has been conducted in Senegal, Uganda, Malawi, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, and Kenya, a senior administration official told the U.S. House of Representatives July 12.
William M. Bellamy, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs, provided an update on ACRI to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Africa.

11 Jul 2001 description

Press Release

The Economic and Social Council began debate this morning on United Nations efforts to provide special economic, humanitarian, and disaster relief assistance, hearing contentions by field experts and national delegations that more funding had to be found for such responses and for resources to be provided well after humanitarian and natural catastrophes had faded from the headlines.

The discussion came as the Council started the humanitarian affairs segment of its 2001 substantive session, which will conclude on 27 July.

20 Jun 2001 description

Baltimore, June 20, 2001 - Today marks the official launch of Catholic Relief Services' Africa Rising! Hope and Healing, a two-year campaign to highlight Africa through public awareness and advocacy initiatives in the United States. The campaign seeks to bring attention to the critical issues Africa is currently facing and calls for solidarity and action through the mobilization of people in the U.S.

19 Jun 2001 description

Approximately 465,000 Sudanese were refugees or asylum seekers at the end of 2000: some 200,000 in Uganda, about 70,000 in Ethiopia, an estimated 70,000 in Congo-Kinshasa, at least 55,000 in Kenya, 35,000 in Central African Republic, about 20,000 in Chad, some 12,000 in Egypt, and nearly 2,000 new Sudanese asylum applicants in Europe.

16 Jun 2001 description

It would be recalled that since 1990 African Heads of State and Government decided that 16 June of each year shall be observed as the Day of the African Child in remembrance of the massacre of innocent children in Soweto by the then racist regime of South Africa. This year's theme of the Day of the African Child is "Protection of the Child Against Exploitation and Abuse".

25 Apr 2001 description

At least 3,500 people have died in the worst outbreak of meningoccal meningitis to sweep sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade. From the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, a total of 38,000 cases have been documented but many more are likely to have gone unreported, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

23 Apr 2001 description

Burkina Faso: WHO has reported a total of 10 897 cases, including 1525 deaths between 1 January-15 April 2001. With funding from the European Commission through its Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF Belgium) and Pharmaciens sans Frontières are providing support to the response in some districts. The ICG has released a further 900 000 doses of vaccine to WHO to continue the mass vaccination campaigns in the most affected areas.

05 Apr 2001 description

See previous reports: 27 March; 19 March; 8 March; 28 February; 20 February.

14 Feb 2001 description

(Bamako, Mali: 14 February 2001) The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) today called on all countries of Africa to join, implement and comply with the international treaty banning antipersonnel mines (the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty) at the opening of a two-day regional governmental meeting on landmines in Bamako, Mali.