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31 Dec 2002 description

This document supplements the ICRC's Headquarters Appeal 2003and contains:

  • an overview of the ICRC's operations in 2003
  • a description of its presence in the field
  • a breakdown of its operational organization
  • a description of its target populations
  • a concise description of its programmes
  • a brief description of its 63 delegations
  • overall budget amounts
  • overall budget and budgets by programme for each delegation
The ICRC's operations in 2003 and the respective budget figures are presented in detail in the ICRC's Emergency Appeals 2003, …
31 Dec 2002 description
report CARE

A major food emergency is affecting the Horn of Africa, in particular Ethiopia and Eritrea, following sporadic and well below average rains during 2002. Overall, between 12 and 16 million people in the Horn of Africa are expected to be in immediate risk during 2003. Some 2-2.5 Million Metric Tons of food assistance from the international community will be needed to prevent a humanitarian disaster.

27 Dec 2002 description

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27 Dec 2002 description
report UN News Service

Despite occasional difficulties and delays, the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea has progressed steadily,United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report, voicing his hope that the parties will continue their cooperation with the UN mission during the next crucial phase of delineating the border between the two countries.

27 Dec 2002 description
report Addis Tribune

Ninety-eight Ethiopian civilians have been repatriated from Eritrea to Ethiopia last week under the auspices of the International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). According to the ICRC, they crossed the border between the towns of Rama (Ethiopia) and Adi Quala (Eritrea). On the same day, in a different ICRC operation, three Eritrean civilians coming from Ethiopia arrived by air in Asmara where they were reunited with their families.

27 Dec 2002 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION
MILITARY

On the 20th of December, a delegation from the US House Committee on International Relations (USA HIRC) paid a visit to Sector West Headquarters in Barentu where they were briefed about the Jordanian Battalion (JORBAT 4) mission in Area of Responsibility.

25 Dec 2002 description

Op-ed article from The Washington Post

23 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 23 Dec 2002 (IRIN) - The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a new deputy special representative for the UN mission for Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

22 Dec 2002 description
report CARE

The Horn of Africa needs support in the new year to help avoid future crises

20 Dec 2002 description

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20 Dec 2002 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 20 Dec 2002

20 Dec 2002 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

18 Dec 2002 description
report Concern Worldwide

New Concern surveys have revealed "frightening" levels of malnutrition in Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Dail's Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs has been told.

18 Dec 2002 description

Minister for Development Cooperation Agnes van Ardenne is allocating an extra €5 million to relieve the famine in Africa. The money will go to start the appeal for southern Africa and the Horn of Africa launched by the joint Dutch aid agencies on 13 December.

"Hunger threatens the lives of millions of people, most of them women and children. We are facing a disaster of such proportions that we have to do everything we possibly can to turn the tide," Van Ardenne announced.

Whenever a disaster of this kind occurs, the Dutch aid agencies join forces to raise funds.

18 Dec 2002 description

I am delighted to have the opportunity today to address the Foreign Affairs Committee on the subject of the food crises in the Horn of Africa and in southern Africa.

As we look forward to Christmas the figures concerning famine emanating from Africa are stark. They serve as a damning indictment of our collective failure to address the needs of the most vulnerable at the beginning of a new millennium.

It is estimated that at least 28 million people will be affected by the current food shortages in the Horn of Africa and southern Africa.

17 Dec 2002 description

PR 02/129
Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.