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01 Sep 2000 description

This report includes: A) West and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Iran; B) Southern Caucasus; Georgia and Armenia; C) Horn of Africa: Kenya, Eritrea and Ethiopia; D) Great Lakes Region: Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi; E) Latin America: Colombia, Honduras and Nicaragua

31 Aug 2000 description

Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action
The context

Central and South Asia are currently suffering from severe drought. Significant losses of livestock and crops, rapid deterioration of health and sanitary conditions and some population displacements have already been reported. Unfortunately the deteriorating situation has received little international attention. Immediate donor response will be critical to assist the people most seriously affected.

31 Aug 2000 description

New documents published in August and available at EHA:

  • Angola: Update on the Situation of Meningitis in the Country
  • Angola: Epidemic Outbreaks Update
  • Kosovo Health Talks 30 and 31
  • Health Situation Report West Timor
  • Interim Health Policy Guidelines for Kosovo
  • Humanitarian Action and Public Health in Disasters. Allocation of National and International Resources, EHA Paper for the World Congress on Medicine and Health, Hanover 21 July - 20 August
For comments, further information and requests, please contact:
WHO/EHA, External Relations
25 Aug 2000 description

This report includes: A) West and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Iran; B) Southern Caucasus; Georgia and Armenia C) Northern Caucasus/ Russian Federation; D) South Asia: Bhutan, Bangladesh; E) Sierra Leone; F) Angola; G) Burundi; H) Balkans: FR Yugoslavia / Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Albania.

18 Aug 2000 description


This report includes: A) West and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Iran, B) South Asia Floods: India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal, C) Russian Federation / Chechnya, D) Sudan, E) East Africa and Horn: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Tanzania, F) Angola, G) Sierra Leone, H) Congo-Brazzaville, I) Indonesia / East Timor, J) Algeria

17 Aug 2000 description

(Circulated only for countries where foodcrops or supply situation conditions give rise to concern)

08 Aug 2000 description

World Food Programme,OHA/OD - July 2000, Rome, Italy

04 Aug 2000 description


This report includes: A) UN CAP/Mid Term Review; B) Western and Central Asia Drought: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Iran and Southern Caucasus; C) Horn of Africa: Ethiopia-Eritrea Relations, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia; D) Great Lakes: Burundi, Tanzania.

31 Jul 2000 description


Afghanistan, India, Iran and Iraq are included in the first table below; Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China are in the table which follows. Updated and additional information is most welcome. Please submit to the email address at the bottom of the page.

28 Jul 2000 description

This report includes: A) UN CAP / Mid Term Review, B) West and Central Asia: Regional, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Iran, C) Horn of Africa - General and Ethiopia; D) Sierra Leone, D) Angola, F) Balkans: FR Yugoslavia/Kosovo and FYR of Macedonia.

26 Jul 2000 description


A severe drought in Asia is affecting more than 60 million people in Central and South Asia, particularly in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India and Iran. This drought has led to a significant loss of livestock and crops, a rapid deterioration of health and sanitary conditions in the affected communities, and raised the prospect of large population displacements within and across national borders.

19 Jul 2000 description

If negotiations with the Taliban to permit women to continue to work in Afghanistan were unsuccessful, then delivering assistance to victims of the drought currently being experienced by that country would become extremely difficult, correspondents were told at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.

19 Jul 2000 description

New York, 19 July 2000 - The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) today warned that a severe drought is affecting more than 60 million people in Central and South Asia, particularly in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India and Iran. This drought has led to a significant loss of livestock and crops, a rapid deterioration of health and sanitary conditions in the affected communities, and raised the prospect of large population displacements within and across national borders.

14 Jul 2000 description

This report includes: A) Global WFP Funding; B) Asia: Asia Drought, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Iran and India; C) DPR Korea; D) Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea; E) Sudan F) Sierra Leone, G) Great Lakes: Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi; H) Angola, I) Nicaragua.

14 Jun 2000 description

FAO's June Food Outlook report signals a one percent increase in cereal output in 2000, compared to the previous year. However, according to current forecasts, total cereal production will not be enough to cover utilization requirements in 2000/2001 and global cereal reserves will have to be drawn down. If current forecasts materialize, global stocks could fall slightly below minimum safe levels.

14 Jun 2000 description


Rome, June 2000
Extracts from FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 3, 2000

HIGHLIGHTS

Latest indications continue to point to a larger cereal output in 2000. However, based on the current forecasts, total cereal production would not be sufficient to meet expected utilization requirements in 2000/01 and global cereal reserves would be drawn down again next season.

01 Jan 2000 description

National, bilateral and multilateral conflicts overlap in Central Asia. Moscow's influence has waned, especially in Afghanistan, where the Taliban came to power with the support of Washington. In the east and south, the various border disputes between India, China and Pakistan make the region even more dangerous, because of the presence of nuclear weapons.
Sources : The Military Balance 1999-2000, IISS, Brassey's, London, 1999; The World Bank Atlas 1999-2000, World Bank, Washington, 1999.

05 Sep 1999 description


In addition to support under its regular and special facilities, the IMF provides emergency assistance through loans to help members meet economic problems arising from sudden and unforeseeable natural disasters. The IMF has also expanded the scope of emergency assistance to include countries emerging from conflict in carefully defined situations.