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15 May 2003 description
report Concern Worldwide


This paper is the third to address the issues related to the Food Security Crisis in Africa and may be read in conjunction with the papers of November 2002 and February 2003. It does not review the issues already examined in those papers - the underlying causes of the crisis in the various countries, their crop calendars, or the link between under nutrition and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Given the marked improvement of the situation in much of Southern Africa, this paper focuses attention on Eritrea, Ethiopia, southern Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Eritrea

18 Dec 2002 description
report Concern Worldwide

New Concern surveys have revealed "frightening" levels of malnutrition in Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Dail's Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs has been told.

13 Nov 2002 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern has called on the government to make 'special provision' for the food crisis in Africa by setting aside 30 million in the forthcoming Budget Estimates.
Up to 30 million people in Africa are threatened by continent's worst ever food crisis. Some 14 million people are affected in the southern Africa region, while as many as 16 million may be affected in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The situation in Ethiopia is so critical that Concern has scaled back other work to concentrate on emergency operations.