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15 Oct 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

• Since mid-September, Uganda, eastern DRC, and southeastern South Sudan received above normal rainfall amounts, which helped ease prolonged dryness.

• In central and southern Ethiopia, particularly in SNNPR and central and eastern Oromia, below-average seasonal rains have persisted.

This has resulted in poor cropping conditions in these areas.

07 Apr 2009 description

Release No. 0090.09

USDA Releases Final Rule on Food Assistance Program Regulations

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7, 2009-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that an additional 51,700 tons of agricultural commodities, valued at nearly $80 million, will be provided to children in low-income, food-deficit countries under USDA's McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program for fiscal year 2009.

15 Oct 2007 description
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Uganda + 6 others
Africa floods
report Christian Aid

Floods across large swathes of east and west Africa have washed away homes, crops and livestock leaving hundreds of thousands in urgent need of food and shelter.

While the flood waters are receding in every country aside from Uganda, many of those who have been affected need longer term support as they have lost this year's harvests and face serious food shortages.

Christian Aid will be supporting the immediate relief efforts and longer term recovery work of its local partners in the areas hit by the floods.

In Uganda, floods have made a bad …

26 Sep 2007 description
report Irish Red Cross

More than a million people across Africa are facing hunger, hardship and homelessness as a result of catastrophic flooding that is sweeping across the continent, according to the Red Cross which is appealing for funds to deal with the crisis.

Emergency funds have already been provided by the Irish Red Cross to help pay for disease prevention and hygiene promotion efforts as the risk of disease is growing due to large quantities of dirty water in areas where people and livestock are struggling to survive..

David Andrews, Chairman of the Irish Red Cross outlined the three priorities.

25 Sep 2007 description

IOM has set up an office in the district of Soroti in Uganda's Teso region from where it will shortly begin its operations to assist those worst affected by floods which have hit the north, east and central parts of the country.

21 Sep 2007 description
report CARE

Geneva, September 21, 2007- Torrential rains battering a broad band of land stretching from East to West Africa have caused major flooding, affecting millions of people across the continent and triggering CARE's emergency response. CARE staff in Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Mali are responding and/or assessing community needs in the affected areas, coordinating its activities with government agencies and other non-governmental associations.

21 Sep 2007 description

IP/07/1379

Brussels, 21 September 2007 - The European Commission has drawn up a package of humanitarian aid to help victims of the floods in Africa. The funds have been earmarked to support urgent relief operations, emergency measures against the spread of disease and livelihood recovery in the worst hit areas.

18 Sep 2007 description
report Christian Aid

Floods across large swathes of east and west Africa have washed away homes, crops and livestock leaving hundreds of thousands in urgent need of food and shelter. There are also fears of cholera outbreaks in some of the worst affected regions.

Christian Aid will be supporting the relief efforts of its local partners in the areas hit by the floods.