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11 May 2005 description

A meeting hosted by the Overseas Development Institute and the Great Lakes & East Africa Inter-Agency Emergency Preparedness Working Group.

14 Apr 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño:

01 Dec 2004 description

KAKUMA, Kenya, Dec 1 (UNHCR) - There's not much open talk of sex among the Dinka people of Sudan. "Even when I get married, my mother won't tell me what to expect on my wedding night," says one young woman.

10 Aug 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

DJIBOUTI, 10 August (IRIN) - A visiting United States Congressman on Monday hailed the humanitarian work being done by a 1,400-strong US task force in the Horn of Africa. The force is involved in health, water and infrastructure projects.

"There is no question that it is very appreciated, from the head of state to the peasant persons and where they are drilling wells there is a profound appreciation," Donald Payne told IRIN in Djibouti.

03 Jul 2003 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

04 Feb 2003 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 4 February (IRIN) - The Kenyan government is reviewing its policy of keeping the country's refugee population in camps in the north of the country.

04 Dec 2002 description
report World Vision

The Head of the UNHCR Kakuma Sub-Office, Kofi Mable, has commended World Vision Kenya for helping to provide shelter and other infrastructure to refugees at the Kakuma Refugee Camp, which is located in Turkana District, Rift Valley Province.

07 Aug 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 7 August (IRIN) - Ministers from the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes on Wednesday began meeting in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, in an effort to tackle the region's growing trade in illegal weapons.

08 Jun 2002 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, June 8, 2002) - Kenyan authorities are threatening to repatriate hundreds of Ethiopian and Somali refugees rounded up in a police sweep in Nairobi on May 30, 2002. If returned, many could face arbitrary arrest, torture, and other serious abuses in their countries of origin.

04 Jun 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 4 June (IRIN) - Kenyan immigration authorities and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are making arrangements to facilitate the transportation of hundreds of refugees whom the police arrested last week in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to refugee camps in the north of the country.

24 Apr 2002 description

Conference presents new research on strategies to improve agricultural and environmental practices in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

04 Mar 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 4 March (IRIN) - Based on climatic conditions during January, and analysis of weather data and systems, there is increased likelihood of near- to above-normal rainfall in much of eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa from March to May, according to the latest Drought Monitoring Bulletin from the Drought Monitoring Centre, Nairobi.

27 Oct 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Resources (B) Executive Board Session (C) Horn of Africa: (1) Kenya, (2) Ethiopia (D) Great Lakes Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Tanzania, (3) Burundi (E) Sierra Leone (F) Angola (G) Palestinian Territory (H) Afghanistan (I) Southeast Asia: (1) Cambodia, (2) Vietnam