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31 Dec 2004 description


The IRC's Impact

In 2004, IRC humanitarian aid programs restored hope and opportunity for more than 15 million conflict-affected individuals around the world, and millions more were helped by the 5,600 local organizations and community groups that the IRC supports. Here's a look at some of the IRC's most recent achivements:

- More than 4.3 million people gained access to clean water and sanitation through our environmental health programs.

20 Dec 2004 description


INTRODUCTION

This is the third and last issue for 2004 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

17 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Azerbaijan, (3) Iran

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Ethiopia, (4) Kenya, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Tanzania, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea, (4) Liberia, (5) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Swaziland, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) China, (3) DPR Korea, (4) Myanmar

10 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 10 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

03 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Global: WFP and World AIDS Day

(C) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Russian Federation

(D) East and Central Africa:: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(E) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea, (4) Liberia, (5) Sierra Leone

(F) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Zimbabwe

17 Nov 2004 description

New Global Report Finds Child Soldiers In Over 20 Conflicts Worldwide

LONDON - Governments are undermining progress in ending the use of children as soldiers, said a coalition of the world's leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in a newly published report.

The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers today released the most comprehensive global survey of child soldiers to date.

12 Nov 2004 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iraq

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) RoC, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania. (11) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia

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

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea

31 Oct 2004 description

CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION

OVERVIEW

As of October 2004, the number of countries facing serious food shortages throughout the world stands at 35 with 23 in Africa, 6 in Asia/Near East, 5 in Latin America and 1 in Europe. The causes are varied but civil strife and adverse weather, including drought predominate. In many of these countries, the HIV/AIDS pandemic is a major contributing factor.

22 Oct 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Burundi, (3) DR Congo, (4) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Republic of Congo, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel region, (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Guinea, (5) Liberia, (6) Sierra Leone

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

08 Oct 2004 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Occupied Palestinian Territories, (3) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Djibouti, (3) DR Congo, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel region, (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Liberia, (5) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Lesotho, (3) Madagascar, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Swaziland, (7) Zimbabwe

07 Oct 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

For a number of economic, social, geographic and cultural reasons, millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiency. This report has been prepared for political leaders and major media in the belief that controlling vitamin and mineral deficiency is an affordable opportunity to improve the lives of millions in Sub-Saharan Africa and to strengthen the pulse of its economic development.

04 Oct 2004 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Official Records
Fifty-ninth Session
Supplement No. 36 (A/59/36)

03 Sep 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2 Russian Federation

(C East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3 Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Republic of Congo, (7 Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel region (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Liberia

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

(F) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

13 Aug 2004 description


(A) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (ODC): (1) Afghanistan, (2) Albania
(B) East and Central Africa (ODK): (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Uganda, (9) Tanzania

(C) West Africa (ODD): (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea, (4) Liberia, (5) Mauritania, (6) Sierra Leone

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

18 Jun 2004 description


This report includes:
(A) General

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: 1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Kenya, (6) Republic of Congo, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania, (11) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Burkina Faso, (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Guinea, (5) Liberia, (6) Sierra Leone

11 Jun 2004 description
report UN General Assembly

A/59/93-E/2004/74
General Assembly
Fifty-ninth session
Item 40 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the
coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of
the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2004
New York, 28 June-23 July 2004
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and

07 Apr 2004 description

FAO NEWS RELEASE 04/40e
Rome, 7 April 2004 -- While overall availability of food has improved in sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people in several countries still rely on food assistance to survive, FAO said today in its first Africa Report for 2004. The report is a regional and country-by-country breakdown of the crop prospects and food supply situation in sub-Saharan Africa issued three times each year.