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15 Aug 2005 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The information presented in this document represents best estimates of the number of displaced, refugees and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Horn of Africa Region. Sources of the information contained in this document include UN agencies, NGOs, the Red Cross family, central governments and local authorities. Internally displaced people include those who have been forced to move out of their habitual residences and who are living dispersed in the rural environment, with host families or in other sites.

22 Jun 2005 description


Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP)
The CAP is much more than an appeal for money. It is an inclusive and coordinated programme cycle of:

a) strategic planning leading to a Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP);
b) resource mobilisation (leading to a Consolidated Appeal or a Flash Appeal);
c) coordinated programme implementation;
d) joint monitoring and evaluation;
e) revision, if necessary; and
f) reporting on results.

The CHAP is a strategic plan for humanitarian response in a given country or region and includes the following elements:

22 Jun 2005 description
  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In November 2004, the United Nations, in collaboration with the Government of the State of Eritrea (GSE) and the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) community, launched the Consolidated Appeal (CAP) for Eritrea 2005 in which programmes amounting to approximately US$ 157.15 million were laid out. Funds appealed for were designed to combat continuing chronic household food security problems, raising levels of malnutrition, as well as ensuring basic cross-sectoral services to the most vulnerable Eritreans among others.

26 Jun 2003 description

(New York: 26 June 2003) - With 14.6 million people in need of assistance in Eritrea and Ethiopia by May 2003, and indications that conditions continued to deteriorate in several areas, Carolyn McAskie, the UN's Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (DERC), undertook a mission to the region in June. The objectives of the mission were to review the overall humanitarian situation; raise awareness of the situation and mobilizing resources and support for emergency operations; and to seek better ways of addressing the underlying structural causes of food-insecurity in the two countries.

20 May 2003 description

Asmara, Tuesday 20 May 2003 -- The 6th Joint meeting of the United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) of Ethiopia and Eritrea and the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) was held in Asmara from 18 to 19 May 2003 and attended by 55 participants.

19 Nov 2002 description


HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT
The theme of the 2003 Consolidated Appeals Process is "Hope for the Future", to illustrate the importance of ensuring that humanitarian relief complements and supports recovery programmes. It is a particularly relevant theme for Eritrea, where in 2002 the focus has been on moving away from humanitarian relief towards rehabilitation and recovery.

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.

30 Sep 2002 description

Mr. Kenzo Oshima, The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, arrives in Khartoum on Monday, 30 September at the start of a twelve-day mission to Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea.