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11 Dec 2000 description

Food insecurity in the Horn of Africa

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are undernourished and at risk of famine. They suffer drought, conflict, a weak infrastructure and a limited livelihood base. But if the people and governments of the region are committed to working together, along with international nongovernmental organizations, they should be able to take far-reaching measures that ensure longterm food security.

THE SCALE AND IMPACT OF FOOD INSECURITY

11 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

SUDAN: Mosque shooting incident leaves 20 dead

08 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

22 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

SUDAN: Government cancels diplomats visas

21 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

DJIBOUTI, 21 November (IRIN) - Djibouti is to create a regional landmine Research and Training Centre to promote the Ottawa Ban Treaty on the elimination of landmines. Representatives from the Djibouti-based Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and a delegation from Yemen, tasked Djibouti to set up the centre and formulate common regional policies on the issue at the end of a three-day conference.

17 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

10 Nov 2000 description
report World Vision

In the Horn of Africa, around 70 million people live in a constant state of food insecurity and regularly face famine.

03 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

30 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

HORN OF AFRICA: Eritrea says "little progress" in Algiers

25 Oct 2000 description

Report No.2 *


Ms. Catherine Bertini, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on the drought in the Horn of Africa:

Findings and recommendations of the mission to Kenya and Ethiopia between 17-23 September 2000

"We are always going to have drought and we have to treat it as an African winter. Drought-prone countries can prepare for such events, as countries in the northern hemisphere can prepare for winter."
25 Oct 2000 description


When the heads of 26 United Nations organizations gather in New York for a meeting of the United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) on 27 October, one of the issues they will focus on is hunger in the Horn of Africa.

16 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 16 October (IRIN)- Interim president Abdiqasim Salad Hasan arrived in Somalia's devastated capital on Saturday to an ecstatic public welcome and huge show of force. But his "hero's welcome", as reported by the local and international press, is chiefly symbolic of high expectations by a people desperate for real leadership after a decade without a central government.

16 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: New mission for the displaced

06 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

SOMALIA: Aydid to meet president in Mogadishu

06 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 6 October (IRIN) - The UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on the drought in the Horn of Africa has warned that while a regional crisis has been averted, by timely humanitarian action, it is far from over. Catherine Bertini told the UN Secretary-General in her report on the Horn of Africa drought that although a massive relief effort has enabled the delivery of record amounts of relief food and other emergency services, millions of people are still at risk.

03 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

ERITREA: Elections announced

03 Oct 2000 description


Dates of mission: 3 June - 3 October 2000
Ms Albertien van der Veen
Consultant
Emergency and Humanitarian Action
October 2000

World Health Organization

I. Introduction.