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22 Nov 2002 description
report African Union

The Policy Committee of the Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa held its Ninth Extraordinary session in Addis Ababa on 20th of November 2002, to consider the global appeal made by Ethiopia and Eritrea for emergency relief assistance.

19 Nov 2002 description


HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT
At the peak of the 1999/2000 drought in Ethiopia, more than 10 million people suffered serious food shortages. Malnourishment was a widespread phenomenon. A tenable but short recovery period followed the drought with good main season harvests in 2000 and 2001 and a good short season harvest in 2000, contributing to a considerable reduction in the numbers of affected and relief dependent people.

14 Nov 2002 description

By Charles W. Corey, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington -- Although the United States and international donor community have for months been focusing on the drought in southern Africa, a second major food crisis is worsening by the day in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Andrew S. Natsios, administrator of the U.S.

13 Nov 2002 description

WASHINGTON - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew S. Natsios announced an additional emergency donation of 62,300 metric tons of food for Ethiopia and 30,540 metric tons for Eritrea, valued at $43 million. Combined, this will feed approximately 7 million people for one month. The additional shipment to Ethiopia increases U.S. food assistance to a total of 234,000 metric tons since July 2002, when the first signs of crop failure became apparent. The assistance to Ethiopia includes wheat, blended cereal, beans and vegetable oil and is valued at $87 million.

20 Jun 2002 description
report UN Children's Fund


URGENT NEEDS IN NUTRITION/HEALTH, EDUCATION AND LANDMINES AWARENESS

  • Large number of IDPs not returning home because of landmine/UXOs threats
  • Refugees returning to areas lacking health and education facilities
  • Protection support critical for children among IDPs and returning refugees
  • Only 23% of Appeal funded


1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Current humanitarian situation

30 May 2002 description
report UN Children's Fund


URGENT NEEDS IN HEALTH, EDUCATION FOR IDPS AND RETURNING REFUGEES, LANDMINES AWARENESS AND CHILD PROTECTION

  • Large number of IDPs not able to return home due to landmines and UXOs
  • Refugees returning to areas which lack health and education facilities
  • Protection support critical for children among IDPs and returning refugees
  • Only 23% of Appeal funded


1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Current humanitarian situation