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06 Sep 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

UNICEF's Response

06 Sep 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

Up to 13.4 million people in six East African nations face starvation due to extreme drought and conflict. UNICEF and its partners are working to alleviate the suffering of children and their families and prevent further loss of life.

03 Aug 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

UNICEF estimates that 1.4 million children under the age of five are at risk of acute malnutrition in Ethiopia.

28 Jun 2000 description
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The two major rainy seasons in Ethiopia, called belg and meher, traditionally occur between February-April and July-October, respectively, and are critical to producing adequate harvests. So far this year, the belg rains have not fallen on many parts of Ethiopia and large parts of the country received little or no rain last year.

26 May 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

In response to the on-going drought, UNICEF is working to alleviate the suffering of children and women on the brink of famine.

23 May 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

UNICEF's response to the emergency situation in East Africa continues as forty tons of emergency UNICEF supplies - filling the first of three charter flights - left Copenhagen last night for Asmara. The first flight is carrying:

  • 15,000 units of glucose for rehydration,
  • 370,000 auto-disable syringes,
  • 115,000 water purification tablets (each for 5 litres),
  • medicine (paracetomol, antibiotics, anti-malarials, iron supplements for anaemia), and
  • IV and other medical equipment.
Two additional charter flights carrying emergency supplies are also being planned for …
04 May 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

In response to the on-going drought, UNICEF is working to alleviate the suffering of children and women on the brink of famine.

25 Apr 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

Adigrat, Ethiopia, April 25, By Marc Vergara (UNICEF) -- Well before the current food emergency in Ethiopia, UNICEF set up programs for more than 300,000 displaced persons in the northern region of Tigray. Most arrived in June 1998, one month after the outbreak of war between Eritrea and Ethiopia. It is estimated that over 60 percent of the displaced population in Tigray have been accommodated among host communities. UNICEF's role has been to help the displaced and increasingly burdened local communities.

24 Apr 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

TIGRAY, Ethiopia, April 24, By Marc Vergara (UNICEF) -- At first sight, there is no visible emergency in the mountainous Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Farmers and their oxen are working the land, children smile, and the first scanty rains fell a few days ago. But this is deceptive.

18 Apr 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

The United Nations has warned that up to 16 million people in East Africa face starvation within weeks due to extreme food shortages and war.