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28 Dec 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseau d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

28 Dec 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
IRIN-CEA
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

21 Dec 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseau d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

21 Dec 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
IRIN-CEA
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

14 Dec 2001 description

GENEVA -- African delegations attending a one-day meeting on protracted refugee situations in Africa reiterated their commitment to helping the uprooted but urged more international help in tackling the root causes of displacement.

15 Sep 2001 description


New Tools for Predicting Epidemics - Building Links with Food Security
Health and food security are closely intertwined. Malnutrition increases vulnerability to disease and many of the mortalities during famines result from epidemic diseases such as measles. Consequently a health component is usually an integral part of a disaster response. However, we are gaining a growing appreciation that many epidemics are directly triggered by climatic anomalies such as drought, flood, temperature or humidity changes, rather than being the result of malnutrition.

05 Sep 2001 description

The Ambassador of France, which this month holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council, today said he would work to lift the sanctions against the Sudan and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during September.

31 Aug 2001 description

A review1

The May edition of the Greater Horn of Africa Food Security Update presents the findings of a review of early warning in the Greater Horn. The review examined the various actors, their objectives, coverage, information generated and how this information can be accessed. Gaps in geographic and thematic coverage of the early warning systems (EWS) are identified and outlined in this article.

Geographic coverage

01 Aug 2001 description

Nairobi/Rome, 1 August - In sub-Saharan Africa, 17 countries are facing exceptional food emergencies caused by difficult weather conditions, persistent civil strife and insecurity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a new report published today (Food Supply Situation and Crop Prospects in sub-Saharan Africa).

27 Jul 2001 description
report IRIN

NAMIBIA: Namwater counts cost of HIV/AIDS

15 Jul 2001 description


1. Chronology
June 15: Talisman Energy Inc. has said it won't be affected by proposed new US legislation against companies operating in Sudan, and is adamant that its presence encourages improved human rights in the country. The company said this after American legislators approved a bill, the Sudan Peace Act, which would prevent foreign companies from being listed on US stock exchanges if they're involved in Sudan like Talisman.

12 Jul 2001 description

Since July 1997, African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI) training has been conducted in Senegal, Uganda, Malawi, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, and Kenya, a senior administration official told the U.S. House of Representatives July 12.
William M. Bellamy, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs, provided an update on ACRI to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Africa.

30 Jun 2001 description


From the World Climate News No. 19 - June 2001
Drought dominated many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA)* region in 2000. In some places, it was the worst for decades and in others was an extension of the persistent drought that began in 1998.

15 May 2001 description

This report is a JOINT PRODUCT with the Food Security Assessment Unit

26 Apr 2001 description
report World Vision

By Nigel Marsh, World Vision's Communications Manger in East Africa.
Within a generation, the Horn of Africa faces a water crisis that will multiply the worst of today's water-shortages across most of her population.

By 2025, nearly 200 million people in sub-Saharan Africa will face water scarcity - that is people will have less than 1000 m4 of fresh water for each person every year.

Five countries water scarce by 2025

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23 Apr 2001 description


This report is a JOINT PRODUCT with the Food Security Assessment Unit
HIV/AIDS and Food Insecurity: Breaking the Vicious Cycle

"Our biggest problem is food . . ."

(A group of AIDS sufferers in Malawi, speaking to Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS" a message Dr. Piot says he hears very often)

31 Mar 2001 description
report War Child UK

EL SALVADOR

29 Mar 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokeswoman Delphine Marie - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.