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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.

10 Feb 2004 description

KAKUMA, Kenya, Feb. 10 (UNHCR) - Many young Sudanese refugees in this camp have never seen their homeland. The only thing they know about their native southern Sudan comes from their families, in stories told many times over during 12 years of exile in the middle of a semi-arid desert.

05 Jan 2004 description

JUBA, Sudan, Jan 5 (UNHCR) - Aid workers from the UN refugee agency are in Sudan to prepare for what UNHCR believes will be one of its largest refugee repatriation operations this year - pending the signing of a peace agreement between the government and southern rebel groups.

04 Feb 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for West Africa
Tel: +225 20 21 73 54
Fax: +225 20 21 63 35

12 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

N A T I O N S U N I E S
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

09 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

09 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

U N I T E D N A T I O N S
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129