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31 Dec 2001 description


INTRODUCTION
This is the third and final issue in 2001 of this quarterly report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation, cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

29 Nov 2001 description

The international community is responding with laudably generous financial contributions to assist refugees from Afghanistan, but refugee relief programs in most other regions of the world are begging for adequate financial support in the final weeks of 2001, particularly in Africa.

24 Aug 2001 description

This report includes: (A) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Balkans, (2) Russian Federation (B) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Honduras, (2) El Salvador, (3) Nicaragua, (4) Ecuador, (5) Bolivia (C) East Africa Region: (1) Somalia, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Eritrea, (4) Tanzania (D) Central Africa Region: Angola (E) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea, (3) Liberia

19 Jul 2001 description

MESSAGE FROM THE JRS INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

11 Jul 2001 description

Statistical Update / World Refugee Survey 2001
Refugees Produced

African refugees at start of 2001: 3.3 million

Refugee increase in past year: 200,000

Refugee increase in past 2 years: 400,000

10 leading refugee-producing countries or territories in Africa:

1) Sudan: 460,000

2) Burundi: 420,000

3) Angola: 400,000

4) Sierra Leone: 400,000

5) Somalia: 370,000

6) Congo Kinshasa: 350,000

7) Eritrea: 350,000

8) Liberia: 200,000

9) Western Sahara: 110,000

10) Rwanda: 55,000

09 Jul 2001 description

EMBARGO: 6:00 am, EST; 12:00 pm (noon), local time in Zambia
Lusaka, 9 July 2001

President Chiluba,
Secretary-General Salim,

27 Jun 2001 description

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
For Immediate Release

20 Jun 2001 description

Baltimore, June 20, 2001 - Today marks the official launch of Catholic Relief Services' Africa Rising! Hope and Healing, a two-year campaign to highlight Africa through public awareness and advocacy initiatives in the United States. The campaign seeks to bring attention to the critical issues Africa is currently facing and calls for solidarity and action through the mobilization of people in the U.S.

19 Jun 2001 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sudan became the largest producer of refugees on the African continent last year, with some 460,000 Sudanese forced to flee to neighboring countries, while the overall number of refugees in Africa continued to grow, according to a new report by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR).

16 Jun 2001 description

It would be recalled that since 1990 African Heads of State and Government decided that 16 June of each year shall be observed as the Day of the African Child in remembrance of the massacre of innocent children in Soweto by the then racist regime of South Africa. This year's theme of the Day of the African Child is "Protection of the Child Against Exploitation and Abuse".

15 Jun 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

12 Jun 2001 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 12 June (IRIN) - There are more than 120,000 children under the age of 18 currently participating in armed conflicts across Africa some no more than seven or eight years old, a new global study documenting the use of child soldiers said on Tuesday.

23 Apr 2001 description

Graphs and charts never tell the human story in all of its richness. For convenience, AFSC divides its work into fixed thematic and geographic categories, but we remain mindful of an overarching goal. William Penn encouraged his readers "to try what Love will do." Our aim is to be love at work in the world.