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09 Nov 1999 description

Assessment Mission: 5 - 15 October 1999
By Dechassa Lemessa, UN-EUE Assistant Field Officer

05 Nov 1999 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

05 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél.: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

04 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

ETHIOPIA: Repatriation of Kenyan refugees suspended

04 Nov 1999 description

Prepared by Negussie Belay, Assistant Field Officer, and Laura Hammond, Monitoring Officer, UN-EUE

04 Nov 1999 description

Assessment Mission Report: 16 - 21 October 1999
By Dechassa Lemessa, UN-EUE Assistant Field Officer

03 Nov 1999 description

Heavy Rains in September and October in several parts of the country have resulted in serious flooding causing several deaths, displacement of a large number of people and severe damage to crops and property. Food and non-food assistance is being distributed by the Government in the affected areas. Elsewhere in the country, earlier drought conditions and unusually heavy rains in October have affected yield potential of the 1999 main "Meher" season cereal and pulse crops now being harvested.

01 Nov 1999 description

November 1999
INTRODUCTION

As of January 1999, there were 6.3 million people of concern to UNHCR in Africa, out of an estimated 21.5 million worldwide. The Africa figure includes 3.3 million refugees, 1.6 million internally displaced and 1.3 million former refugees who have recently returned home. In January 1998, the global number of people of concern to UNHCR was 22.3 million, of whom 7.3 million were in Africa.

Among the 10 largest return movements in 1998, seven were to African countries. These were:

Liberia: 235,700
Sierra Leone: 193,800
DRC: 62,400

01 Nov 1999 description


This update covers the period September- October 1999
REGIONAL ISSUES

WHO Horn of Africa Initiative:

Recognizing the need for regional collaboration to ensure the health and safety of people who live in border areas, in March 1998 health ministers of countries of the Horn of Africa attended a conference on public health where they signed a Protocol of Co-operation enabling "cross-border" control of major health problems.

01 Nov 1999 description

Summary of published paper

Based on data from a nationally representative survey of 4166 farm households by the Grain Market Research project in June 1996, a recent study* examined the efficiency of food aid targeting in rural Ethiopia.

29 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél.: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129
e-mail: irin@ocha.unon.org

29 Oct 1999 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

29 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

29 Oct 1999 description

This report includes: A) Indonesia - East Timor B) Angola C) Sierra Leone D) Burundi E) Ethiopia.

28 Oct 1999 description


Food Security in Ethiopia Remains Precarious

27 Oct 1999 description

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Sergio Vieira de Mello this afternoon briefed correspondents at Headquarters on the situation in East Africa, from which he had just returned, and on his recent appointment as the Special Representative of the Secretary- General for East Timor.

26 Oct 1999 description
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ERITREA: Deportations by Ethiopia condemned

26 Oct 1999 description

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA) - OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim and the UN deputy secretary general, Louise Frechette, discussed Tuesday conflict situations and the spread of AIDS in Africa.

22 Oct 1999 description
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ETHIOPIA: More food aid required