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31 Dec 2002 description

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION.

  • 1.1 Geography and Climate
  • 1.2 Demography
  • 1.3 Economy
  • 1.4 Political and Administrative Set up
  • 1.5 Health Profile
  • 1.6 Health Problem
2. SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT ON THE EXTENT OF THE CURRENT DRAUGHT PROBLEM IN ETHIOPIA
  • 2.1 Climatic condition
  • 2.2. Rainfall condition
  • 2.3 Crop conditions
  • 2.4 Livestock condition
  • 2.5 Food situation
3. HEALTH NEED ASSESSMENT
4. OBJECTIVES OF THE APPEAL
5. GOVERNMENT POLICY AND ACTIONS
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.

31 Dec 2002 description

Throughout Ethiopia, the affect of the drought and resulting famine is visible everywhere. Children are beginning to appear malnourished and thin; families have sold off goods; cattle carcasses litter the landscape and fields which should be in the height of harvest are dried up and unproductive.

30 Dec 2002 description

Contents

  • Mission Highlights
  • OVERVIEW
  • 2. SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTEXT
  • 3. FOOD PRODUCTION IN 2002
  • 4. PRODUCTION SITUATION BY REGION
  • 5. FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
Mission Highlights

- Late, poorly distributed and early cessation of seasonal rains resulted in a decline of grain production in 2002. Reduced use of improved seed and fertilizer also contributed to the decline.

- National cereal and pulse production is forecast at 9.27 million tonnes, about 25 percent and 21 percent down from 2001 and the average of the previous 5 years respectively.

30 Dec 2002 description

ROME/ADDIS ABABA, 30 December 2002, -- More than 11 million people in Ethiopia are facing serious food shortages and possible starvation, following a prolonged dry spell that led to a poor harvest in many parts of the country, according to a joint report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

27 Dec 2002 description

This report includes:

27 Dec 2002 description
report Oxfam

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi issued a warning that his country may be facing a famine even worse than that in 1984, which killed nearly one million people.

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

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An outbreak of malaria has killed about 168 persons in Ethiopia's Amahara Region since December, the director of the national Anti-malaria Association, Abera Mehrete, said here Friday.

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

CONTINUING INTERVENTION REQUESTED TO ASSIST PASTORALISTS IN SOMALI REGION

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.

27 Dec 2002 description
report Addis Tribune

Teketel Haile-Mariam, PhD,USA

Less than a year ago, many farmers in some parts of Ethiopia lost their lives, oddly enough because of disturbances associated with surpluses of agricultural products (mainly food crops). Combinations of good soil moisture and application of improved farm inputs helped to produce abundances of supplies and surpluses in the affected regions, leading to drastic falls in prices.

27 Dec 2002 description
report Addis Tribune

A staggering number of 2.2 million people (2 million adults and 200,000 children) live with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. The figures are provided by the "AIDS in Ethiopia" report released about two weeks ago.

The report, the only official and reliable source of information on the subject as claimed by the authors, puts the 2001 estimate of HIV prevalence in Ethiopia at 6.6 percent.

25 Dec 2002 description

Op-ed article from The Washington Post

23 Dec 2002 description
report Oxfam

Una semana después de que OXFAM INTERNCIONAL (INTERMÓN OXFAM en España) diera a conocer p=FAblicamente el contencioso que enfrenta a Nestlé con el estado etíope por una nacionalización de una empresa en 1975, y después de que 20.000 personas hayan enviado otros tantos correos electrónicos a Nestlé pidiendo que se retirase del caso, la multinacional suiza ha tomado una serie de decisiones positivas justo al iniciarse las fiestas navideñas.

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).