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07 Jun 2000 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, June 7, 2000) - The Meteorological Department has forecast a frost disaster likely to hit Kenya's central and some parts of eastern provinces between July and August.

06 Jun 2000 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI (June 6) XINHUA - For the next four months, three-quarters of Kenya will remain dry as the expected rains will not alleviate the current drought, local meteorologists have warned.

The Kenya Meteorological Department predicted that water and power problems will persist for the next four months as of June, Daily Nation newspaper reported Tuesday.

"The only season that would turn around the sorry situation is the October-December rains," said Evans Mukolwe, head of the meteorological department.

06 Jun 2000 description

WMO to host a meeting of the High-level ACC Task Force on UN Response to Long-term Food Security and Related Aspects in the Horn of Africa on 29 June, 2000

04 Jun 2000 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA) - Several thousand people in northern Kenya, majority of them children aged five years and below, are in danger of starvation unless they are urgently provided adequate supplies of highly nutritious food supplements, aid agencies warn.

04 Jun 2000 description
report Xinhua

LUSAKA (June 4) XINHUA - Zambia plans to supply electricity to Tanzania and Kenya, following reported drought in the two east African countries, Sunday Mail newspaper reported.

Celestino Chibamba, Energy Deputy Minister, declined to elaborate on the government's intention to export electricity, but hinted that this would help improve Zambia's economy.

Chibamba was also quoted by the newspaper as saying that Zambia will host a regional conference on water for Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to discuss access to clean water.

02 Jun 2000 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI (June 2) XINHUA - At least 600,000 people in Kenya's North Eastern Province will be in danger of starvation if the prolonged drought persists, a senior provincial official said.

The Daily Nation newspaper Friday quoted Provincial Commissioner Maurice Makhanu as saying that local residents might die if urgent food relief supplies are not available.

North Eastern Province is the hardest hit region by the drought, which has plagued the arid and semi-arid area in the past three years.

01 Jun 2000 description

Famine in Africa

01 Jun 2000 description
report Food for the Hungry

OPINION
by Ted Yamamori
President of Food for the Hungry

Hunger and famine are beyond the comprehension of most of us. In countries like ours, it's a simple process; you're hungry so you eat. But what if there is no food in your home, or even in your community?

That's what people in eastern Africa are experiencing now. More than 16 million people are at risk of starvation in the horn of Africa. About 70 percent of those are women and children.

01 Jun 2000 description

Help save a starving child today!

31 May 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

31 May 2000 description
report IRIN

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Ethiopia asks OAU to modify peace plan

30 May 2000 description

Turkana, May 2000 - Even the wind is burning hot, dry and dusty. There is no grass around for miles and miles. It is hard to believe that this was once green plains with cows grazing peacefully.

30 May 2000 description
report Caritas

Christian and Muslim Agencies working together to Save Lives now