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12 Aug 2002 description
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NAIROBI, 12 August (IRIN) - A number of priority issues must urgently be addressed - by governments, aid agencies, donors, media, and local communities directly affected - in order to avert famine in the Horn of Africa, according to a discussion paper from the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning System (FEWS Net) and the international aid agency, CARE.

15 Jul 2002 description
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NAIROBI, 15 July (IRIN) - The Horn of Africa region has become a leading destination for illicit weapons, which have in turn fuelled insecurity, economic decline, and political instability, a small arms conference in Nairobi was told on Friday.

03 Jun 2002 description

By Mike Crawley, dpa

Hargeisa (dpa) - Faduma Abdi stopped being a refugee seven months ago, but still lives like one.

Her home is a dome-shaped hut made of scraps of cloth and empty food-aid sacks pitched on a dusty plot of land in Hargeisa, capital of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, in northwestern Somalia.

She ekes out a living selling cups of sweet tea.

21 May 2002 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 21 May (IRIN) - Ethiopia has said Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) is trying to "scuttle" the country's forthcoming peace talks after the TNG accused Addis Ababa of meddling in Somali politics.

01 May 2002 description
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NAIROBI, 1 May (IRIN) - An effort by Ethiopia to mediate between the current and former leaders of the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern Somalia, has failed, according to local sources.

01 May 2002 description


This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.
Appeal Target: CHF 4,819,204 (USD 2,969,221 or EUR 3,296,273)

Objectives, Achievements and Constraints Regional Disaster Preparedness and Response

During the year, the regional disaster preparedness and response Strategy 2010 was launched through the East Africa Appeal 2001-2002, and the necessary structures and systems set up for the next nine years. The programme team was composed of one delegate and two regionally recruited officers.

02 Apr 2002 description
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NAIROBI, 2 April (IRIN) - A technical committee to prepare for Somali reconciliation talks, due later this month, is to meet in Nairobi on Wednesday, a Kenyan official confirmed to IRIN on Tuesday.