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31 Dec 2004 description


The IRC's Impact

In 2004, IRC humanitarian aid programs restored hope and opportunity for more than 15 million conflict-affected individuals around the world, and millions more were helped by the 5,600 local organizations and community groups that the IRC supports. Here's a look at some of the IRC's most recent achivements:

- More than 4.3 million people gained access to clean water and sanitation through our environmental health programs.

30 Dec 2004 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

BRIEFING NOTES:

29 Dec 2004 description

Seyfu Gebreselassie, a subsistence farmer living in Debdebo village in the northern region of Tigray, faced a grave situation in June 2003. The vital azmera rains that usually occur between February and May had failed, leaving crops stunted and wilted. The chronically food insecure area was suffering from severe drought conditions and extreme seed shortages for the upcoming planting season. With no assets to sell, no labor opportunities, and no means to buy seeds, Seyfu had few remaining options.

23 Dec 2004 description

Executive Summary

TIGRAY REGION

Except for some areas in the central and western parts of the region, the onset of Meher rains in most parts of the region was delayed by 2-4 weeks. The rains were very low in amount and irregular in distribution, particularly in the lowlamdsying areas of the eastern half of the region. This year Meher rains withdrew early in the eastern half and timely in the western parts of the region.

23 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Tanzania, (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Liberia, (3) Mauritania, (4) Sahel region

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Namibia, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) Indonesia

23 Dec 2004 description


Executive Summary

TIGRAY REGION

Except for some areas in the central and western parts of the region, the onset of Meher rains in most parts of the region was delayed by 2-4 weeks. The rains were very low in amount and irregular in distribution, particularly in the lowlamdsying areas of the eastern half of the region. This year Meher rains withdrew early in the eastern half and timely in the western parts of the region.

23 Dec 2004 description


(ADDIS ABABA, 23 December 2004) – The Ethiopian Government, the United Nations and humanitarian partners today appealed for 387,482 tonnes of food valued at approximately US $159 million for an estimated 2.2 million needy people, and US $112 million of non-food assistance to meet emergency humanitarian needs in 2005.

21 Dec 2004 description

The lush grasslands of the Nechasar National Park in southern Ethiopia are a wildlife paradise, but the thatched huts of the people who formerly lived on this land are empty. A reported two thousand families have been compelled to leave their homes and relocate outside the boundaries of the Park to accommodate the development of the park by a Netherlands-based foundation.

21 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 21 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Dec 2004 description

The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced a contribution to the World Food Programme (WFP) of over $20 million for new initiatives to address poverty and hunger in Ethiopia. The funds will be provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

20 Dec 2004 description


INTRODUCTION

This is the third and last issue for 2004 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

17 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Azerbaijan, (3) Iran

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Ethiopia, (4) Kenya, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Tanzania, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea, (4) Liberia, (5) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Swaziland, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) China, (3) DPR Korea, (4) Myanmar