9 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
25 Oct 2011 description
report Xinhua

China has delivered food donations worth 443.2 million yuan (69.58 million U.S. dollars) to the Horn of Africa which is suffering from severe drought and famine, a Chinese official said Sunday.

"This is the single largest grain donation to foreign countries ever delivered by Chinese government since the founding of the People's Republic of China (in 1949)," said Lu Shaye, head of the Department of African Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

16 Oct 2011 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's food aid for Africa including rice, wheat, flour, and edible oil will all be finished with shipment and reach the destinations by the end of this month, according to COFCO, the nation's largest food exporter and importer.

The food aid, worth 240 million yuan (about 38 million U.S. dollars), will help countries such as the Republic of Djibouti and Ethiopia in east Africa that suffers a worsening food crisis due to a heavy drought that began last year, according to the COFCO, undertaker of the Chinese government's food aid task.

26 Sep 2011 description
report Xinhua

China will offer further aid to drought-hit countries in the Horn of Africa, including medicine and medical equipment, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

"China has kept a close eye on the latest developments in the disaster and will offer more aid within its capacity to do so," spokesman Hong Lei said during a regular news briefing.

According to Hong, China is "actively considering" providing medical equipment and medicine to the region.

04 Aug 2011 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- China announced Friday that it will provide a total of 90 million yuan (14 million U.S. dollars) worth of emergency food assistance to countries in the Horn of Africa.

"We are deeply concerned with the widespread famine triggered by the severe drought in the Horn of Africa region and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the drought victims," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu in a written statement.

21 Oct 2009 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Oct 21, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A vital air service providing humanitarian support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Ethiopia -- particularly the Somali Region -- may be grounded in a matter of weeks, due to a shortage of funds, UN agencies warned on Wednesday.

The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) User Group, which includes UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and donor representatives, said the service urgently requires 1.34 million U. S.

22 Dec 2006 description
report Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Dec 22, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday it would like to clarify that the16,387 Somali refugees currently in Ethiopia are people who have been in Ethiopia since early 1990's and are in no way related to the present situation in Somalia.

18 Mar 2006 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Mar 18, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- African foreign ministers ended a two-day meeting in Kenya Saturday by resolving to set up an a regional emergency fund to deal with drought and famine which is ravaging parts of the Horn of Africa region.

22 Feb 2006 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Feb 22, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Wednesday welcomed a contribution from Ireland of 2. 5 million Euros (3 million U.S. dollars) for its operations in the drought-hit Horn of Africa, where 6.25 million people are running out of food because of the failure of the last rains.

15 Sep 2005 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Sept 15, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A total of 6,866 Somali refugees have been repatriated to homeland since the beginning of the year after over a decade in exile in neighboring countries, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said here Thursday.