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31 Dec 2000 description


Health, Peace and Humanitarian Cease-fires
by Jon M. Ebersole

Militarised violence presents what is perhaps the most vexing challenge to the achievement of the goal of health for all. While not a member of the UN’s Executive Committee on Peace and Security, WHO is nonetheless positioned to play a crucial peacemaking role in some of the world’s most difficult trouble spots.

31 Dec 2000 description


By Anna Shotton

Anna Shotton is the Reports Officer and Gender Focal Point on the WFP Southern Sudan Programme. In the past year, she has produced a range of materials on gender issues in food aid in southern Sudan that are available at the WFP offices in Nairobi. Anna wrote this article whilst taking part in WFP's Annual Needs Assessment exercise in southern Sudan this year.

25 Dec 2000 description
report Xinhua

KHARTOUM, Dec 25 (AFP) - The Sudanese government and its private sector will embark on a joint programme to distribute grains to areas in the country affected by severe drought, said a senior government official Monday.

Sudan faces a 1.6 million tonne grain deficit and a shortage in potable water this coming year, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner (HAC) Sulaf Eddin Mohamed Salih said.

Salih added the finance ministry has allocated funds to purchase a reserve grain supply from both local and foreign markets.

22 Dec 2000 description

ROME, 22 December 2000 - More than three million people in southern Sudan are facing serious food shortages because of civil strife and an emerging drought, according to a joint report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
The report, a result of a joint FAO/WFP mission that visited 24 of Sudan's 26 states last month, said that the populations most affected by drought are

22 Dec 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Sierra Leone (B) Sudan (C) Angola (D)Ethiopia (E) Burundi (F) Vietnam (G)Laos (H)New contributions

21 Dec 2000 description

Rome, 21 December 2000 - Some 28 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe food shortages as serious food supply problems persist in a number of countries, mainly because of prolonged drought and civil strife, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The situation is most critical in eastern Africa, where 20 million people face serious food shortages that will require continued food aid well into 2001.

20 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

18 Dec 2000 description

Refugee news briefings

18 Dec 2000 description

The U.S. State Department announced December 18 that the United States will make an initial contribution of $125 million dollars for the 2001 programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the world's leading agency in providing assistance and support to 23 million people who have fled their homelands.

18 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

15 Dec 2000 description

UNHCR was promised nearly one-fourth of its 2001 budget on Friday when several donor governments pledged US$214.7 million during the launch of the agency's annual global appeal. Another $23 million had been pledged earlier.