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17 Jul 2001 description
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By Nick Cater

LONDON (AlertNet) - Twenty years of efforts against drought and famine in the Horn of Africa have failed to create a comprehensive and fully credible disaster preparedness and response system for the region, a United Nations report has admitted, while crisis appeals for 2001 are not being met.

Calling for the development of a fully coordinated regional response, the report from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was submitted to the Humanitarian Segment of the annual UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session, which this year took place in Geneva.

The report …