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29 Mar 2004 description

SUMMARY

  • Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Humanitarian Crisis in the Horn of Africa visits Eritrea from 31 March - 2 April 2004.

  • The 23rd meeting of the Military Coordination Commission (MCC) was held on 15 March 2004 in Nairobi.

  • Eighty-one Eritrean civilians were repatriated from Ethiopia on 19 March 2004 under the auspices of ICRC.

  • From 11 - 26 March 2004 some 2,704 Eritrean refugees were repatriated home from Sudan.

29 Feb 2004 description

SUMMARY

  • In the month of February, UNHCR assisted 725 Eritreans to return home from the Sudan.

  • ERREC says despite reduction of rations and downscaling of beneficiaries, the available food aid in stock and pledges will not last beyond March/April.

  • Ministry of Agriculture estimates the national seed requirement for 2004 at 7,000 MT and appeals for a timely response from partners.

  • An estimated 16,000 MT of supplementary food is required to cover the second half of the 2004.

16 Oct 2003 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CAP-2004 document was finalised and sent to Geneva, donor funding to CAP-2003 reaches USD 99,769,747.
  • After it has been halted due to rainy season, the voluntary repatriation of Eritreans from the Sudan resumed on 15 October 2003.
  • According to ERREC, out of the total 476,000 MT humanitarian food assistance requested in 2003, to date about 275,000 MT has been committed.
  • Eritrean children remain at high developmental risk due to increasing levels of malnutrition; there is also an increase of wasting among women of reproductive age, averaging between 40 and …
29 Oct 2002 description

Since May 2001, over 51,000 Eritreans were voluntarily repatriated to their homeland in safety and dignity and have begun to rebuild their lives. Another 19,000 Eritrean refugees have been registered and are awaiting their homecoming. Progress made was however, facing impediments such as reluctance to accept the application of the ceased circumstances of Eritrean refugees announced by UNHCR, non-compliance with prior agreements of completion date of repatriation and delays in implementing the program by the Sudan authorities.

17 Jun 2001 description


SUMMARY
On 8 June 2001, General Humanitarian Co-ordination meeting was held at Selam Hotel where representatives from ERREC, UN agencies, Red Cross movement and NGOs attended. Main development during the month is the continued repatriation of refugees from Sudan and return of IDPs to their home village in the TSZ.

PEACE PROCESS

09 Sep 2000 description


Summary
Updated IDP figures are available and reflect the movement of IDPs and camp residents to their homes. As yet it is undecided how to classify all areas of return as not all people have been able to go home although they have gone back to their areas of ori-gin. This month will see the arrival of additional UNMEE Military Observers and next fortnight (19 September) should see the UN Security Council pass a resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers.

Population Movements

Repatriation from Sudan