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08 May 2002 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Twenty-seventh Special Session
2nd Meeting (PM)

As the plenary of the General Assembly special session on children continued this afternoon, top officials from a number of African nations urged their fellow world leaders to consider the problems developing countries faced in implementing the goals of the 1990 World Summit for Children.

06 May 2002 description

Period: 21 - 30 April 2002
Review of the rainfall situation

Above normal rainfall over Namibia and northern Tanzania.

Data not received from Angola, Botswana, Mauritius, Swaziland, South Africa and Zambia.

The southern parts of the SADC are in transition period (Summer - Winter).

Tropical Cyclone Kesiny is currently active.

Outlook Highlights

Northern parts of Tanzania, northern Angola and most of DRC are expected to have moderate rainfall.

Likelihood of Tropical Cyclone Kesiny affecting some of the SADC countries.

06 May 2002 description
report AlertNet

The foreign aid department of German NGO Malteser Hilfsdienst was founded in 1966 but the organisation's roots reach back to the 11th century. Emergency aid programme officer Birke Herzbruch spoke to Beth Watts about the Malteser history and her own personal journey into humanitarian aid.

06 May 2002 description

Large numbers of people are threatened with starvation from drought- related food shortages in six countries in southern Africa -- Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and - worst hit - Malawi.
Massive amounts of food aid are needed soon to avert starvation. Church World Service and others are helping partners in Malawi to provide corn for food and next- season planting to 37,500 farming families, as well as a highly nutritious cereal mix to 17,000 severely malnourished children, along with nutrition education for their mothers.

04 May 2002 description

Drought, floods, economic instability and HIV/AIDS is threatening the food security of millions of people spread across six countries in southern Africa. WFP is calling for a massive response to the unfolding crisis.

03 May 2002 description

After floods swallowed their homes and farms in early 2001, nearly 700 families living along the Zambezi River in Mozambique resettled on higher ground in the town of Chupanga.

02 May 2002 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target (revised): CHF 3,500,000 (USD 2.2 million or EUR 2.4 million)

Period covered: January - March 2002; Next report expected in July

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 35%

Outstanding needs: CHF 2.27 million (USD 1.4m/ EUR 1.56)

02 May 2002 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Mason Anderson, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

30 Apr 2002 description

This is the first issue in 2002 of this quarterly report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation, cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

26 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

26 Apr 2002 description

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25 Apr 2002 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 25 April (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that harsh weather conditions, economic and political instability and HIV/AIDS could see the 2.6 million people it is currently struggling to feed in Southern Africa double when regional assessments are completed in May.

20 Apr 2002 description

Late season rains bring some relief to drought affected areas

Reduced rainfall activity in north-eastern parts of the SADC region

Frost damages crops in Lesoth

Climate scientists study possibility of an El Niño event during 2002/2003 season

Dekadal Rainfall Performance

19 Apr 2002 description

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12 Apr 2002 description

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