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28 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél : +254 2 622147
Fax : +354 2 622129

28 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

27 Dec 2000 description
report CARE

DEBRE TABOR, Ethiopia - Barefooted, her baby strapped on her back, Efenshe Aweke walked three hours or so to reach this northern Ethiopian town. In her tattered dress, she stands in a food-assistance line.

25 Dec 2000 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI (Dec. 25) XINHUA - The ongoing water rationing in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, is set to interrupt the normal rhythm of the Christmas and New Year season, the East African Standard newspaper reported Monday.

City Water and Sewerage General Manager Peter Kimani said at the weekend that the water crisis would not ease until the onset of long rains expected in April next year.

Kimani said that the current rains have not had impact on the level of water in the reservoirs which supply water to the city.

22 Dec 2000 description
report UN Children's Fund


Major Highlights
By UNICEF Kenya

"Food assistance is important but just giving food is not going to provide the required longer-term solution for those affected by the drought, the chronic 'emergency' that has persisted over the last 40 years in Kenya. We therefore support UNICEF’s initiative to highlight emergency education - the key for capacity building and self-sufficiency for this chronic problem in Kenya." Participant in Emergency Education Meeting on 4 December.

21 Dec 2000 description

Rome, 21 December 2000 - Some 28 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe food shortages as serious food supply problems persist in a number of countries, mainly because of prolonged drought and civil strife, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The situation is most critical in eastern Africa, where 20 million people face serious food shortages that will require continued food aid well into 2001.

20 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 20 December (IRIN) - "If it does not rain soon, the remaining cattle will die," explained Tarayia Ntaro, a Maasai herdsman from Kajiado, a drought-hit area in Southern Kenya. Watching all but 20 of his 400 cattle die off is rather like watching his future disappear, as it could take up to 10 years for Ntaro to rebuild his herd, according to humanitarian workers.

20 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 20 December (IRIN) - A new report issued jointly by five UN agencies and the World Bank said this week that worsening HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria epidemics were not inevitable and could be controlled.

20 Dec 2000 description
report UN Security Council


S/2001/49
Letter dated 16 January 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to transmit to you herewith the interim report of the Expert Panel on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, submitted to me by the Chairperson of the Panel, in pursuance of the statement by the President of the Security Council S/PRST/2000/20, dated 2 June 2000 (see annex).

18 Dec 2000 description
report Salvation Army

I'M beginning to realise the truth of that old phrase, 'It's a small world'. I certainly wasn't expecting to bump into anyone I knew while waiting to collect photos in a shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenya. I almost walked past him in the photographic shop. 'Hello, Cedric, fancy seeing you here!' I was taken by surprise.

18 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

16 Dec 2000 description

Tripoli, Libya - A Libyan cargo plane has departed Tripoli with several tonnes of food and drug supplies for drought victims in Kenya, Libyan officials said Friday.

15 Dec 2000 description


1. Review of Diminishing and Continuing Food Crises

The prolonged period of heightened food insecurity is set to end, following the onset of the crucial 2000/01 short-rains season in the previously severely drought-affected marginal agricultural Provinces as well as several parts of Central Province. The delayed season onset of the rainy season means that rains will have to continue beyond December, an unusual occurrence, for a favorable harvest that will help relieve the current high food insecurity.

15 Dec 2000 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has decided to extend through the World Food Programme (WFP) a food aid of 800 million yen for afflicted persons in Kenya, who are facing a serious food shortage caused by drought. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 15 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Akira Hayashi, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Ms. Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the WFP.

In Kenya, the lack of rain during the rainy season last year caused serious drought.

14 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN
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