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04 Nov 2004 description

Report on ICRC activities in the field

Tracing activities

On 26 October, 44 children and 10 elderly people were reunited with family members from whom they had been separated by the war in southern Sudan. This was the culmination of a two-year process involving over 50 ICRC staff in seven different locations in Sudan and Kenya. The separated relatives were reunited by means of an airlift between various parts of southern Sudan and Nyala, in southern Darfur.

28 Oct 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

February-April 2005 CCA Outlooks at 4 Months Lead

Southern Africa

The outlook for Feb-Apr 2005 southern Africa rainfall at four months lead show a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall across central South Africa, most of Namibia, the western half of Botswana, portions of southern Angola and, locally, over southwestern Zambia. There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over northern Mozambique. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

18 Oct 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

NAIROBI, 18 October (IRIN) - The anticipated return of hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees, once peace returns to the south and west, could lead to a further spread of HIV/AIDS which already affects 2.6 percent of the general population, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) warned in a report.

The HIV-infection rate in Sudan, according to UNFPA, is already considered an epidemic, making Sudan the country with the highest infection rate in North Africa and the Middle East region. The infection rates are …

14 Oct 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño

Synopsis: Warm-episode conditions are expected to continue into early 2005

01 Oct 2004 description

By Peter Apps

JOHANNESBURG, October 1 (Reuters) - Locust plagues in West Africa and ongoing food shortages in southern and eastern Africa will leave millions needing food supplies in the next few months, aid agencies say.

Food shortages in some East African countries have long been endemic, but now experts say the same could be happening in the south of the continent.

Several west African countries have been hit by locusts, which have devastated local crops.

30 Sep 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

CCA Outlook for January-March at Four Months Lead

Southern Africa

23 Sep 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

CCA Outlooks for October-December at One Month Lead

East Africa

The outlook for Oct-Dec 2004 East Africa rainfall at one month lead shows a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall across southern Somalia, most of Kenya and Uganda, western Rwanda, and extreme northern Tanzania. Climatology is expected in all other areas.

Northern Horn of Africa

15 Sep 2004 description

FEWS NET Alert Status

Emergency

Highest Priority - Urgent Action Required

In addition to the difficulties faced by Sudanese Chad:refugees in Chad, the local Chadian population has become food insecure after sharing their food and resources with refugees. In some areas, malnutrition rates are as high amongst the host population as amongst the refugees.

Ethiopia: Emergency food needs in Ethiopia have risen, with 7.8 million people requiring assistance through the end of 2004, up from 7.1 million.

21 Jul 2004 description


CCA Guidance for August-September-October at One Month Lead
Sahel

The outlook for Sahel rainfall at one month lead (sahelASO1.gif) shows a tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over central Chad, portions of eastern Niger, and eastern Mali. There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over western Mali and southeastern Senegal. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

21 Jun 2004 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This report updates the last situation report dated May 7, 2004.
BACKGROUND

12 May 2004 description

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 12 (UNHCR) - With the peace talks covering the decades-long conflict in south Sudan languishing somewhere between breakthrough and breakdown, UNHCR is pushing ahead - cautiously - with plans to repatriate people to war-ravaged south Sudan.

07 May 2004 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

13 Apr 2004 description

The European Commission has adopted three humanitarian aid packages, totalling €7 million, in response to the crises in Chad (€4 Million), Madagascar (€2 Million) and Ethiopia (€1 Million). These funds are managed by the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. They will help to improve access to clean water, sanitation and health-care and provide food-aid and nutritional support, shelter and protection for refugees and other victims of conflicts and natural disasters.

05 Mar 2004 description

GENEVA, March 5 (UNHCR) - A crisis is brewing in the East and Horn of Africa as the UN World Food Programme runs short of funds to feed some 600,000 refugees in UNHCR's camps.

03 Mar 2004 description

NAIROBI - The United Nations World Food Programme has given a warning that it will have to cut basic food rations to refugees throughout eastern and central Africa unless immediate donations are received.