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18 Jul 2003 description

Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation

24 Jun 2003 description


Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

A decade ago single-party states and military dictatorships were the norm in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2003 Freedom House report, using its stringent criteria, lists 18 African countries as free. Many more countries have made significant strides toward free and fair elections, effective governance and respect for internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms. Some long-term civil wars have concluded or may be near resolution.

09 Apr 2003 description


CCA Guidance for the Greater Horn of Africa Rainfall in June-July-August 2003 at One Month Lead

04 Mar 2003 description
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General Situation during February 2003
Forecast until mid-April 2003

The Desert Locust situation remained calm during February. Small-scale breeding occurred near the Red Sea coast in Sudan. There were also unconfirmed reports of adults and hoppers in northern Mali. Breeding conditions were generally dry throughout the recession area because of poor rainfall. In South-West Asia, unprecedented rains occurred in southern Pakistan, including Baluchistan where small-scale breeding is expected during the forecast period.

07 Feb 2003 description


This report includes:
(A) Global Resourcing Update

(B) WFP-UNAIDS Partnership against HIV/AIDS

(C) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Western Sahel (3) Guinea-Bissau, (4) Central African Republic

(D) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Djibouti, (4) Uganda, (5) Great Lakes Region

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

(F) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea

16 Dec 2002 description

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today officially launched the Africa Hunger Alert campaign, aimed at drawing international attention to the unprecedented hunger crisis gripping the African continent where 38 million people face starvation.

30 Sep 2002 description
report Carleton University

Prepared by: Caroline Delany and Sonja Varga*
With the generous support of the Canadian International Development Agency.

20 Aug 2002 description
report UN General Assembly


A/57/324
Fifty-seventh session
Item 106 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions


Report of the Secretary-General**


Summary

The present report is submitted in compliance with General Assembly resolution 56/135 of 19 December 2001 on assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa.

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 Jul 2000 description

By Charles W. Corey, Washington File Staff Writer