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10 Apr 2002 description

The highest burden of this disease occurs in sub-Saharan Africa in an area that is referred to as the meningitis belt. This is the area between Senegal and Ethiopia and includes all or part of at least 15 countries, with an estimated total population of approximately 300 million. Epidemics occur in seasonal cycles between the end of November and the end of June, depending on the location and climate of the country and decline rapidly with the arrival of the rainy season. WHO has received reports from ministries of health in the following countries:

28 Mar 2002 description

This report includes:

02 Oct 2001 description


At the start of 2001 the number of people ‘of concern’ to UNHCR was 21.8 million, or one out of every 275 persons on Earth. This compared with a January 1, 2000 figure of 22.3 million.

14 Jun 2001 description

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

28 Nov 2000 description

Geneva- New York, 22 November (OCHA) On 28 November, Secretary-General Kofi Annan will launch appeals for 19 humanitarian crises, calling on the international community to provide $2 billion in contributions to sustain the lives of more than 35 million people during the course of 2001. The Global Launch of the Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals will be held from 11 a.m to 1 p.m at ECOSOC Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event, which will be chaired by Ms.

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.

20 Jun 2000 description

Africa's refugee population has reached 3 million persons, and 6 million more have been displaced, an official of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said at a Headquarters press briefing today marking Africa Refugee Day.

29 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

13 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

N A T I O N S U N I E S
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35

13 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa

Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35