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22 Jan 2006 description

Keegan Kautzky

22 Sep 2003 description

Maureen Lynch is Director of Research and George Kun is McCall-Pierpaoli Fellow with Refugees International.

03 Jan 2003 description

"The sad truth is that as things stand the humanitarian system faces the prospect of being completely overwhelmed."
James T. Morris
Executive Director, World Food Programme

30 Sep 2002 description

The international humanitarian aid system is facing unprecedented stress. Poor weather and the legacy of conflict are threatening tens of millions of people, primarily in Africa and Central Asia. The situation is so grave that Andrew Natsios, Administrator of the U.S.

20 Aug 2002 description

Thirteen million people in six countries -- Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe -- are facing the most severe crisis since drought-induced hunger struck the region in 1992. Food insecurity in southern Africa is a result of policy and governance failures, compounded by drought, flooding, livestock diseases, civil disorder, poor farming methods, and the increasing rate of HIV/AIDS. As a result of these and other factors, farmers have not been able to produce enough maize, their staple food.

14 Jun 2002 description

While the world focuses on the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, a number of other emergencies have been brewing around the globe. Perhaps the largest of these is the growing complex food emergency in southern Africa. Due to harsh climatic conditions and corrupt government policies, as many as 13 million people may face starvation within the six countries that compose the southern African region.

23 Jun 2000 description

Refugee & Relief Alert: Newsletter of Refugees International