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24 Apr 2000 description

MOGADISHU, April 24 (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic in drought-hit southern Somalia has killed hundreds of people, including at least 80 in just the past three days, health officials said on Monday.

Officials said 50 people had died in and around the towns of Dinsor and Qansahdhere in the Bay region of Somalia in the last three days.

24 Apr 2000 description

Mogadishu (dpa) - Hundreds of people died from cholera in the past two weeks as the disease spread in drought-stricken southern Somalia, reports said Monday.

Reports from Bay region indicate that more than 1,000 people have been registered in the newly setup regional quarantine facilities, with over 390 deaths in the past two weeks.

21 Apr 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129

21 Apr 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

20 Apr 2000 description
report IRIN

SOMALIA: Situation deteriorating in southern regions

20 Apr 2000 description

CIDA's Contribution to Djibouti

CIDA's Assistance to Djibouti

Since 1995, Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), has provided almost $5 million in aid to Djibouti.

Most of the projects in Djibouti are financed by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, which provides resources for the implementation of small projects that support the technical, economic, educational, cultural, or social development of local communities. This allows Canadian missions to respond quickly to local requests and development needs.

20 Apr 2000 description

What has Canada done for this crisis so far?

Canada is sending $16 million of food and emergency supplies to Ethiopia.

How much food is Canada sending?

Canada is sending 24,000 metric tonnes of food.

How many people could that feed? And for how long?

The 24,000 metric tonnes of food could give supplementary food to approximately 1 million people for a period of three months.

How much of Canada's $16 million is going to Ethiopia?

All of it, but the Minister will be making further announcements for other countries in the Horn of Africa in the coming weeks.

20 Apr 2000 description
report American Red Cross

Millions Suffering From Hunger in Drought-Affected Horn of Africa Region

20 Apr 2000 description

Note: New information is underlined.

19 Apr 2000 description
report CARE

CARE Canada has stepped up its relief effort in drought-stricken Ethiopia where the international aid agency has spent the last 15 years working to avert the kind of devastating famine that took the lives of nearly a million Ethiopeans in 1984-85.

19 Apr 2000 description
report UN Security Council

SC/6847

With Unanimous Adoption of Resolution 1296 (2000), Members Extend Concern to Cover Women, Children, Other Vulnerable Groups

The Security Council this afternoon reaffirmed its readiness to adopt appropriate steps to deal with deliberate attacks on civilian populations and other protected persons, as well as with widespread violations of international humanitarian law and of human rights in conflict situations.

18 Apr 2000 description

The German Government is continuing its emergency relief efforts for the famine-threatened population in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea in cooperation with German relief agencies. A further DM 2.5 million has been added to the DM 22.5 million in emergency relief funding that had already been approved, bringing the overall volume of German relief currently being provided to DM 25 million. Of this amount, DM 20 million is being used to provide food and DM 2.5 million for drinking water, supplementary nutrients, and medical supplies.

18 Apr 2000 description

In the worst famine crisis to hit the area since the mid-1980's, approximately 12.8 million people are at risk from the latest drought in Ethiopia.

18 Apr 2000 description

Carolyn McAskie, Emergency Relief Coordinator, a.i., briefed correspondents at Headquarters today on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

18 Apr 2000 description


Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia are included in the first table below; Kenya, Somalia and Sudan are in the table which follows. Updated and addtional information is most welcome. Please submit to the email address at the bottom of the page.

18 Apr 2000 description
report UN Children's Fund


In Saving Lives, Medicine and Water Are As Vital As Food
ADDIS ABABA / NAIROBI / GENEVA / NEW YORK, 18 April 2000 - The United Nations Children’s Fund said today that it is "by no means too late" to save the lives of millions of children and women in the Horn of Africa but added that "immediate action is crucial" and that "no time can be lost to red tape or political inaction."

18 Apr 2000 description
report UN Children's Fund

Background
A serious drought has been developing across eastern Africa since early last year, placing millions of people in danger of starvation. The failure of rains has put tremendous strain on the nutrition, health and general welfare of as many as 16 million people in a dozen countries, including millions of children.