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04 Oct 2004 description

SG/2902, AFR1043

NEW YORK, 4 October - Africa today is afflicted by fewer serious armed conflicts than it was just six years ago, says United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in an annual report issued today in New York. When he issued his first major report on the causes of conflict in Africa in 1998, there were 14 countries in the midst of war and another 11 were suffering from severe political turbulence. Today, Mr.

31 Jul 2004 description


Ongoing harvests have temporarily lessen food security stress in equatorial GHA but due to drought and conflicts, significant populations will likely remain food insecure in 2004 and into 2005

20 Jul 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

30 Jun 2004 description


Food security is worrying in some Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) countries

31 May 2004 description


Regional Overview - Food and Non-food Needs are Currently Under-funded
Despite anticipated improvement in food production, the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) still faces a severe food security threat. Figure 1 shows the areas under different levels of food insecurity. This situation derives from successive unfavorable climatic conditions, chronic food insecurity (due to low agricultural yields, high population densities and poverty) and civil conflicts, among other factors.

14 Apr 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

WHO: Representatives of 9 East African countries will convene for a workshop on scaling up and strengthening national responses to the region's Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC) crisis. The workshop has been organized by the Government of Uganda, with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), USAID and Family Health International.

23 Mar 2004 description

The UK has today re-affirmed its commitment to supporting peace and prosperity in the Nile region, announcing an extra =A32.725 million to support the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).1 The NBI aims to achieve sustainable development through the equitable use of and benefit from the common Nile water resources. It is a basin wide framework established by the basin states in 1999, and sets out a process of co-operation between the basin states to tackle poverty and promote economic development in the region.

29 Feb 2004 description


The March to May 2004 climate forecast for the Greater Horn of Africa tends towards enhanced probabilities of near normal-rainfall conditions

17 Feb 2004 description

Appeal target: CHF 2,898,647 (USD 1,971,691 or EUR 1,970,574)
Period covered: April -- December 2003