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28 Aug 2002 description

ASMARA, 28th August 2002: At a critical moment when the country has been striving to overcome the caseload of a complex humanitarian situation that resulted from the border conflict with Ethiopia and natural calamities over the last four years, Eritrea is faced by another year of severe and extensive spell of drought. This is seriously threatening the survival of people and livestock across the country.

31 Jul 2002 description


  • The Eritrean Relief and Refugee Commission (ERREC) alerted the international and humanitarian community that Eritrea is facing exceptionally sever and prolonged drought that is threatening the survival of people and animals;

  • On 12 July 2002 the UN Security Council has called on Eritrea and Ethiopia to fully cooperate with the border demarcation process between the two countries;

02 Jul 2002 description


  • UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Mr. Jean-Marie Guehenno visits Eritrea.

  • 7th Tripartite Meeting (UNHCR, COR, ERREC) held in Geneva. Number of Eritreans repatriated since May 2001 has passed the 50,000 mark.

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) assisted the repatriation of in 168 civilian Eritreans from Ethiopia to Eritrea.

  • More than 5,000 IDPs relocated from Korokon to Kotobia and Shambouko.

28 May 2002 description


  • The UN Security Council members reiterated the need for Eritrea and Ethiopia to cooperate closely with Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission and UN Mission to Eritrea and Ethiopia;

  • The Government of Eritrea and the UN Country Team in Eritrea launched the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) document on 15 May 2001 at the Asmara Intercontinental Hotel;

25 Apr 2002 description


  • The Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) announced its verdict on the delimitation of the border between the two countries on 13 April 2002.

  • The Eritrean and Ethiopian United Nations Country Teams met together in Ethiopia from 21-22 March 2002 to discuss humanitarian and development assistance activities to support peace building and reconciliation efforts;

25 Feb 2002 description


  • Members of the United Nations Security Council met with Diplomatic Corps, UN agencies, Non Governmental Organizations and religious leaders in Eritrea on 24 February 2002 at the Confederation of Eritrean Workers conference room.