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30 Dec 2004 description


In Brief

Appeal No.01.21/2004;

Programme Update no. 2;

Period covered: July to November 2004;

Appeal coverage: 58.6%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,146,843 (USD 1,896,500 or EUR 1,391,300).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website.Appeal target: CHF 5,184,993 (USD 3,894,098 or EUR 3,337,619)

29 Dec 2004 description

In Brief

Appeal No.01.21/2004;

Programme Update no. 2;

Period covered: July to November 2004;

Appeal coverage: 58.6%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,146,843 (USD 1,896,500 or EUR 1,391,300).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website.Appeal target: CHF 5,184,993 (USD 3,894,098 or EUR 3,337,619)

29 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 29 December (IRIN) - When Dr Keith Bolton treated children in the 1990s, the death of a patient was still relatively infrequent.

28 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

MBABANE, 28 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - Southern Africa should prepare itself for recurring drought, likely to strike at least twice every decade, says a new report.

The report, 'Anticipating and Responding to Drought and Emergencies in Southern Africa', was prepared for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and noted that the region could experience a recurrence of the devastating drought of 2002/03, which resulted in a food deficit of 3.3 million mt.

"Market reform in the region …

24 Dec 2004 description

HIGHLIGHTS

● UNICEF’s “The State of the World’s Children 2005”, shows that more than half the world's children, over 1 Billion, are suffering extreme deprivations. Almost all indicators show that children in sub-Saharan Africa are in most dire need. HIV/AIDS is playing a large role in their scarcities.

● Results of the assessment of locust infestation are expected in January.

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

06 Dec 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

CAPE TOWN, 6 December 2004 - The Nelson Mandela Foundation, UNICEF and the Hamburg Society for the Promotion of Democracy and International Law, today launched a joint international campaign "Child Friendly Schools for Africa", which aims to accelerate access to quality basic education for children, with special focus on girls, orphans and vulnerable children in six African countries, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

To Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of South Africa, the campaign is a significant contribution to his …

03 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Global: WFP and World AIDS Day

(C) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Russian Federation

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

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

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

30 Nov 2004 description
report Save the Children

Two years ago, Southern Africa was the focus of attention for the humanitarian community and for public concern. Between the 6 focus countries of a regional appeal (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and Angola, over 16.5 million people were estimated to be in need of emergency assistance to meet their food needs.

26 Nov 2004 description


(A) Highlights

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

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

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia

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

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

23 Nov 2004 description

RIACSO provides support to national efforts in addressing the southern African triple threat of food insecurity, weakened capacity for governance and HIV/AIDS and ensures cohesion and complementarity of the effort at a regional level. In addition, RIACSO supports the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, Mr. James Morris, in his mandate to raise awareness of the situation, its underlying causes and to provide recommendations on how to strengthen the response and mobilise donor support.

REGIONAL AND COUNTRY SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTS

22 Nov 2004 description

Workshop report - Save the Children (UK) / SARPN

Introductory comments by the organisers

Greg Ramm, SC-UK regional coordinator

12 Nov 2004 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iraq

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) RoC, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania. (11) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Lesotho, (3) Madagascar, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia , (7) Swaziland, (8) Zambia, (9) Zimbabwe

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

05 Nov 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Iraq, (4) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Rwanda, (5) Somalia, (7) Sudan, (8) 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) DPR Korea, (3) Myanmar, (4) Sri Lanka

04 Nov 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 4 November (IRIN) - Lack of good rainfall before the harvest early next year could "exacerbate the situation" in Zimbabwe, the regional director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Mike Sackett, said on Thursday.

Although the external food requirements to be provided by international partners and programme modalities in Zimbabwe "remain unclear", the food aid agency was ready to continue assistance to vulnerable population groups as required.

Sackett requested immediate …

04 Nov 2004 description


Highlights

- Informal cross border maize trade volumes decline as marketing season ends.

- Retail maize prices rise as on-farm stocks dwindle.

- The DRC remains a net importer of maize, beans and rice.

Informal Cross Border Maize Trade Flow Volumes Decline