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09 Jun 2000 description

This report includes: A) Afghanistan - drought B) Horn of Africa: regional, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia C) Democratic Republic of Congo.

09 Jun 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below

09 Jun 2000 description
report IRIN

SOMALIA: Djibouti peace conference must decide "old or new" delegates

09 Jun 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

09 Jun 2000 description

Baltimore, June 9, 2000 -- There is good and bad news from the effort to deal with Ethiopia's food crisis at present. Food transportation is improved and aid pledges are strong, but the border war with Eritrea is not over and the weather so far this year bodes ill for some of the people who are hungry.

09 Jun 2000 description

Baltimore, June 9, 2000 -- In the middle of a zone of water and food shortages, 2,400 people in one valley in central Ethiopia are embarking on a dam and irrigation project designed to keep them on their land and assure their food supply for decades to come. Lutheran World Relief last month authorized $125,000 for the three-year undertaking.

09 Jun 2000 description

AA 00 030 09 Jun 2000

"In recognition of the impact of conflict and the severe on-going drought on the people of the Horn of Africa, Australia will provide a further $2 million for humanitarian assistance in the region," the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Kay Patterson said today.

It is estimated 16 million people in the Horn of Africa are facing severe food and water shortages.

"The Australian Government deplores the recent escalation in armed conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, supports the UN embargo on the supply of arms …

09 Jun 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

08 Jun 2000 description
report IRIN

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Victory statements and accusations continue during talks

08 Jun 2000 description

Refugees International is gravely concerned that the ongoing fighting between Ethiopia and Eritrea has created the potential for a major humanitarian disaster in Eritrea. Worsening of the crisis, leading to a large-scale loss of civilian life, can be averted only if the international donor community responds immediately by substantially underwriting the emergency requirements of the Eritreans who have fled aerial and artillery bombardments and invading Ethiopian troops.

08 Jun 2000 description
report Oxfam

After three years of drought, which have left southern Ethiopia and other parts of the Horn of Africa teetering once again on the edge of famine, rain has finally come. Yet, a lack of food and water threatens the lives of 16 million people across the Horn of Africa for at least the next six months. Crops have failed and most of the livestock (crucial for food and farming) has died. It will take months, perhaps years, for families to replace their depleted incomes and savings. Even if the rains continue, months will pass before farmers can harvest their recent plantings.

07 Jun 2000 description

(Conflict and drought in south-eastern Ethiopia)

07 Jun 2000 description
report IRIN

ERITREA: Displaced from Assab arriving by sea in Massawa

07 Jun 2000 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF urged international donors to support the urgent appeal made today by the United Nations for drought relief in the Horn of Africa.

07 Jun 2000 description
report IRIN

HORN OF AFRICA: UN appeals for $378 million for drought victims

07 Jun 2000 description

A consolidated emergency United Nations appeal for $378 million to help 13.4 million people affected by drought in the Horn of Africa was launched at a Headquarters press briefing today.

07 Jun 2000 description

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today launched a new appeal for the Horn of Africa that will concentrate emergency food aid on 13.4 million drought victims in five countries.