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This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Period covered: 1 January - 30 June 2001
Appeal Target CHF 3,380,971
"At a Glance"
Appeal coverage: 61.7%
Outstanding needs: CHF 1,295,848
1995-2001: History of WFP in DPRK
PR 01/47e Joint WFP/FAO
Following is a July 21 statement on regional issues in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Korean peninsula, released by the Group of Eight leaders meeting in Genoa, Italy, in their annual Summit:
G8 STATEMENT ON REGIONAL ISSUES
Genoa, July 21 2001
The G8 Foreign Ministers met in Roma on 18-19 July. Their Conclusions, which have already been made public, receive our full support. They have brought to our attention the situation in the Middle East, Africa, FYROM and the Korean Peninsula. On the Middle East we have issued a separate Statement.
The people of North Korea are suffering from the effects of another drought - probably the worst in their history.
AI Index: ASA 24/001/2001
This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan (B) Balkans: (1) Kosovo, (2) Serbia, (3) FYRoM , (4) Montenegro, (5) Albania (C) DPR Korea (D) Democratic Republic of Congo (E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola, (2) Mozambique (F) Horn of Africa: (1) Eritrea, (2) Kenya (G) Great Lakes: (1) Burundi, (2) Tanzania (H) West Africa: (1) Liberia, (2) Sierra Leone (I) Latin America: (1) Peru, (2) El Salvador, (3) Bolivia
Second regular session 2001
10-14 September, New York
Item 5 of the provisional agenda
Country cooperation frameworks and related matters
URGENT NEEDS IN HEALTH, NUTRITION AND WATER & SANITATION SECTORS
- Longest spring drought in 80 years
- Whole population of 22 million affected by acute shortages in food and healthcare
- DPRK reports increased mortality amongst infants and children under-five
- Less than one-third of Emergency Appeal requirements funded
1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Food shortages due to worst drought in 80 years
The Economic and Social Council began debate this morning on United Nations efforts to provide special economic, humanitarian, and disaster relief assistance, hearing contentions by field experts and national delegations that more funding had to be found for such responses and for resources to be provided well after humanitarian and natural catastrophes had faded from the headlines.
The discussion came as the Council started the humanitarian affairs segment of its 2001 substantive session, which will conclude on 27 July.
By David Brunnstrom
HANOI (Reuters) - North Korean head of state Kim Yong-nam began a visit to Vietnam on Wednesday in which he is expected to seek food aid and diplomatic support for his hungry country from one of the world's few other communist states.
Arriving in Hanoi on a special Air Koryu flight, Kim was the most senior North Korean to visit in more than 40 years. He will stay three days before heading to Vietnam's communist neighbor Laos and formerly communist Cambodia.
His tour of the rice-rich region comes ahead of a key regional security forum in Hanoi this month …
A UNDP Reforestation project is protecting agricultural land from soil degradation and erosion
AREP Support Project for Reforestation