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1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
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JOHANNESBURG - In response to warnings that a worsening humanitarian crisis is on the horizon in southern Africa next year, the international donor community has contributed vital funds to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) that will help save millions of lives across the region in the coming months.
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The Department for International Development Clare Short today announced a further £30 million contribution to meet emergency assistance in Africa. £15m of the contribution will go to meeting emergency needs in Ethiopia and the other £15 million will be put to humanitarian assistance and recovery programmes across southern Africa.
Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development said:
"I am very worried about food shortages in Africa.
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SADC Food Security Network Ministerial Brief
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Growing concern over food security prospects
POOR RAINFALL PERFOMANCE LIKELY TO AFFECT 2002/03 CROP PRODUCTION
The crop season in much of southern Africa looks bleak, the United Nations said today, warning that more food aid is needed to avert a major humanitarian crisis in the region.
Montréal, le 20 décembre 2002 - DÉVELOPPEMENT ET PAIX vient d'acheminer une nouvelle somme de 30 000 $ aux victimes de la famine en Afrique australe.
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Influx of refugees into Malawi
In Malawi, UNHCR reported an influx of asylum seekers coming from the refugee camps in Tanzania.
UN SG statement
In his address on receving an honorary doctorate from the university of Cape Town, the UN SG poined out, "Today, the lifeline that women in Southern Africa represent is being threatened by two mutually reinforcing emergencies: famine and AIDS."
Fuel blues in Zimbabwe
(Reporting period 1 December - 19 December)
The WFP EMOP is now 61.5% funded. There remains a shortfall of US$195 million.
The December pipelines for Zambia and Zimbabwe remain fragile but look a little healthier from January onwards.
I am delighted to have the opportunity today to address the Foreign Affairs Committee on the subject of the food crises in the Horn of Africa and in southern Africa.
As we look forward to Christmas the figures concerning famine emanating from Africa are stark. They serve as a damning indictment of our collective failure to address the needs of the most vulnerable at the beginning of a new millennium.
It is estimated that at least 28 million people will be affected by the current food shortages in the Horn of Africa and southern Africa.
Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
JOHANNESBURG, 17 December (IRIN) - With 590,000 people said to need food aid due to drought, it has been suggested that sorghum could replace maize as the staple crop in the semi-arid southern and central areas of Mozambique.
SADC issues Warning Statement
A Normal to Below Normal trend has been observed from the start of the rainfall season. South-eastern sector (Swaziland, Lesotho, most of South Africa, south-eastern Botswana and south-western Zimbabwe) and central Tanzania, southern Malawi has extreme below normal rainfall condition. (See figure 1 below)