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21 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 21 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Dec 2004 description


This is the third and last issue for 2004 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and 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.

24 Nov 2004 description
report IRIN

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

NAIROBI, 24 November (IRIN) - Att. Subscribers, this report is part of a comprehensive set of features, background reports, interviews and other resources on landmine-related issues titled 'IRIN Web Special on Humanitarian Mine Action, published ahead of the 2004 Nairobi Summit on a Mine Free World.

07 Oct 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

For a number of economic, social, geographic and cultural reasons, millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiency. This report has been prepared for political leaders and major media in the belief that controlling vitamin and mineral deficiency is an affordable opportunity to improve the lives of millions in Sub-Saharan Africa and to strengthen the pulse of its economic development.

24 Aug 2004 description
report UN General Assembly


Distr.: General
24 August 2004
Original: English/French

04-46916 (E) 041004 071004


General Assembly
Fifty-ninth session
Item 40 (b) of the provisional agenda*

06 Jul 2004 description

Crisis in Sudan pushes millions off the land. Elsewhere, drought and AIDS undercut agricultural production

11 Jun 2004 description

This document aims to highlight commonalities and trends in humanitarian needs and response, drawing examples where appropriate from specific situations where the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) takes place. It is not meant to be a condensed repetition of the 2004 CAP Mid-Year Reviews, each of which tells its own story and is the result of broad, inclusive, and intensive input from field offices and headquarters of appealing organisations.

25 May 2004 description
report African Union

9TH MEETING, 25 MAY 2004,

07 Apr 2004 description

Rome, 7 April 2004 -- While overall availability of food has improved in sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people in several countries still rely on food assistance to survive, FAO said today in its first Africa Report for 2004. The report is a regional and country-by-country breakdown of the crop prospects and food supply situation in sub-Saharan Africa issued three times each year.

12 Mar 2004 description


02 Mar 2004 description

Written Testimony of Constance B. Newman
Assistant Administrator for Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development
Africa Overview
before the Committee on Foreign Relations
United States Senate
March 2, 2004