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16 Nov 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of El Niño:

Synopsis:

ENSO-neutral or weak La Niña conditions are likely during the next 6-9 months.

30 Sep 2005 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

22 Sep 2005 description

General's weapons are doctors, veterinarians, well drillers, civil engineers

By David Anthony Denny, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - The commander of military forces in the Horn of Africa says his task is to promote stability on the African continent.

Marine Major General Timothy Ghormley, commander of Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa for the U.S. Central Command, briefed journalists at the Pentagon September 21 on what he and 1,400 joint U.S.

15 Jul 2005 description

GENEVA, July 15 (UNHCR) - Assistant High Commissioner Kamel Morjane has reiterated UNHCR's call for access to three Ethiopian airmen who reportedly defected to Djibouti in early June, but there are fears that they have already been returned to Ethiopia against their will.

The three Ethiopians - two pilots and an engineer - reportedly flew their Ethiopian military helicopter to neighbouring Djibouti around June 10.

15 Jun 2005 description

[Djibouti, Ethiopia and Horn of Africa Sub-regional office]

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

In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA005; Programme Update no.

10 Jun 2005 description
report IRIN

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

JOHANNESBURG, 10 June (IRIN) - Although the United States and the United Kingdom have announced substantial funding for food aid programmes in the Horn of Africa, appeals for assistance in Southern Africa remain largely underfunded.

A US press statement noted that on 7 June President George Bush announced an additional $674.4 million in emergency aid funding for Africa this year, while British Prime Minister Tony Blair simultaneously increased emergency aid to Africa to a total of $300 million.

However, the …

07 Jun 2005 description

U.S president, British PM ask world community to increase humanitarian aid

President Bush June 7 announced that the United States will provide approximately $674 million in additional resources to respond to humanitarian emergencies in Africa and, along with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, he called on the international community to increase its funding for humanitarian emergencies in Africa.

The assistance was outlined in a White House fact sheet released the same day.

Of the funds, $414 million will be provided immediately to avert famine in the Horn of Africa, helping 14 …

07 Jun 2005 description

2005-07

The U.S. provides humanitarian assistance to protect vulnerable populations and sustain development progress.

The U.S. provided over $3.2 billion in Official Development Assistance (ODA) to sub-Saharan Africa in 2004, more than triple the amount provided in 2000.

The U.S. has also provided almost $1.4 billion1 in humanitarian assistance to 32 African emergencies during fiscal year 2005. This includes assistance provided through the United Nations and non-governmental organizations2. In 2003 the U.S.

31 May 2005 description

Highlights

Djibouti-Drought alert-The last three rainy seasons were poor and this was compounded by the migration of pastoralists from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in search of pasture and resulted in the deterioration of the food security situation.

27 Apr 2005 description

AFR/1147, IHA/1040

NEW YORK, 27 April (OCHA) - The United Nations has issued a Flash Appeal for Djibouti, asking $7.5 million to combat the severe food crisis threatening the country.

21 Apr 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0068
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Djibouti - Drought

01 Jan 2005 description

[Djibouti, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa sub-regional office]

Appeal no. 05AA005

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

01 Jan 2005 description


The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.