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08 Dec 2003 description

23 countries face food shortages, others expect bumper harvests
Rome, 8 December 2003 -- Though some regions in Sub-Saharan Africa can expect bumper crops, food shortages are forecast in 23 countries throughout the continent, according to the Africa Report released today by FAO.*

18 Nov 2003 description

Calling for $3 Billion to Aid 21 Countries

2004 UN Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals

23 Jul 2003 description

23 July 2003, Rome -- In sub-Saharan Africa, 23 countries are facing food emergencies, according to a new report released by FAO today.

04 Jul 2003 description

This report includes:

A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Côte d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia, (4) Sierra Leone, (5) Guinea

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Lesotho, (3) Swaziland, (4) Mozambique, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Zambia, (8) Angola, (9) Namibia

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

02 Jul 2003 description

Fact Sheet
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs
Washington, DC

01 Jul 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 135)

24 Jun 2003 description

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

A decade ago single-party states and military dictatorships were the norm in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2003 Freedom House report, using its stringent criteria, lists 18 African countries as free. Many more countries have made significant strides toward free and fair elections, effective governance and respect for internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms. Some long-term civil wars have concluded or may be near resolution.

30 May 2003 description

Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, Prime Minister

15 Apr 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 130)

25 Feb 2003 description
report Concern Worldwide

Given the scale of the crisis in Africa, provisional estimates from the World Food Programme have raised concerns over being able to meet increased food aid needs in 2003.

13 Feb 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 126)

27 Jan 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 125)

17 Jan 2003 description

Addis Ababa, Jan 17 2003 - James Morris, WFP Executive Director, has arrived in Addis Ababa for a five-day visit to Ethiopia, one of the worst drought affected countries in Africa.

08 Jan 2003 description

WASHINGTON - In 2003, up to 35 million people in Africa will need food aid. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with its partners--the World Food Program (WFP), other donors, and the private voluntary community to help meet this need. USAID's 2003 budget request includes $1.18 billion for food assistance, up from the $850 million appropriated in 2002. In addition, USAID is working with the governments of Africa to address longer-term structural problems through agriculture, health, education, and natural resource management programs.