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31 Dec 2002 description
report CARE

A major food emergency is affecting the Horn of Africa, in particular Ethiopia and Eritrea, following sporadic and well below average rains during 2002. Overall, between 12 and 16 million people in the Horn of Africa are expected to be in immediate risk during 2003. Some 2-2.5 Million Metric Tons of food assistance from the international community will be needed to prevent a humanitarian disaster.

27 Dec 2002 description
report UN News Service

Despite occasional difficulties and delays, the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea has progressed steadily,United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report, voicing his hope that the parties will continue their cooperation with the UN mission during the next crucial phase of delineating the border between the two countries.

27 Dec 2002 description
report Addis Tribune

Ninety-eight Ethiopian civilians have been repatriated from Eritrea to Ethiopia last week under the auspices of the International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). According to the ICRC, they crossed the border between the towns of Rama (Ethiopia) and Adi Quala (Eritrea). On the same day, in a different ICRC operation, three Eritrean civilians coming from Ethiopia arrived by air in Asmara where they were reunited with their families.

27 Dec 2002 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION
MILITARY

On the 20th of December, a delegation from the US House Committee on International Relations (USA HIRC) paid a visit to Sector West Headquarters in Barentu where they were briefed about the Jordanian Battalion (JORBAT 4) mission in Area of Responsibility.

23 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 23 Dec 2002 (IRIN) - The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a new deputy special representative for the UN mission for Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

22 Dec 2002 description
report CARE

The Horn of Africa needs support in the new year to help avoid future crises

20 Dec 2002 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 20 Dec 2002

20 Dec 2002 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

18 Dec 2002 description

I am delighted to have the opportunity today to address the Foreign Affairs Committee on the subject of the food crises in the Horn of Africa and in southern Africa.

As we look forward to Christmas the figures concerning famine emanating from Africa are stark. They serve as a damning indictment of our collective failure to address the needs of the most vulnerable at the beginning of a new millennium.

It is estimated that at least 28 million people will be affected by the current food shortages in the Horn of Africa and southern Africa.

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.

17 Dec 2002 description

Operational Update REX 02/1222, Update No. 30/2002, Ethiopia No 3

13 Dec 2002 description

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) has convened a Board of Inquiry to conduct a formal comprehensive investigation into alleged misconduct by an UNMEE soldier in March of this year, involving an Eritrean national.

13 Dec 2002 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

13 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 13 December (IRIN) - Ethiopia and Eritrea have said they will leave "no stone unturned" in enforcing speedy demarcation of the new border, the UN's newly appointed Force Commander announced on Friday.

12 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

LAGOS, 12 December (IRIN) - African governments need to pay more attention to storage as a means of curbing food shortages, Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday at a conference on food security in Africa in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. He said much of Africa's annual harvests was lost as a result of inefficient storage, including half of its fruits and vegetables, one-fifth of its grains and a quarter of its tubers.