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28 Feb 1997 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

This is an excerpt of the original WFP report which includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Uganda C) Ethiopia/Somalia repatriation D) Liberia and Sierra Leone E) Angola.

28 Feb 1997 description


(Security Council supports regional peace efforts) (590)
By Douglas Remillard

27 Feb 1997 description
report UN Security Council


Commitments Made by Somali Faction Leaders at Meetings In Sodere, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, Kenya, Cited in Presidential Statement

The Security Council this morning called upon all Somali factions to cease immediately all hostilities and to cooperate with the regional and other efforts for peace and national reconciliation.

25 Feb 1997 description

Good Rains Needed in Eastern Africa and the Horn

21 Feb 1997 description

This is an excerpt of the original WFP report which includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Uganda C) Sudan D) Kenya E) Somalia F) Sierra Leone G) Tajikistan

18 Feb 1997 description

About 200 Somali refugees returned to northwest Somalia Tuesday at the start of UNHCRs voluntary repatriation for 290,000 of them in Ethiopia.

18 Feb 1997 description

NAIROBI, Feb 18 (Reuter) - Feuding Somali faction leaders Hussein Aideed and Ali Mahdi Mohamed have united to appeal for donors to provide $100 million for U.N. aid agency operations in Somalia.

The office of the U.N. resident coordinator for Somalia in Nairobi issued on Tuesday a joint statement from the leaders endorsing a U.N. appeal for $100.5 million for aid in Somalia this year.

10 Feb 1997 description

International aid workers have been called on to help save tens of thousands of starving people in drought-stricken Somalia.

Somali faction leader, Hussein Mohamed Aidid, has appealed for food aid and vowed to ensure the security of foreign aid workers who travel to Somalia.

Eastern Africa is experiencing severe drought which has led to food shortages in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and some parts of eastern Uganda.

Kenya and Tanzania have also appealed for food aid.

=A9 1996 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

30 Jan 1997 description

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, January 30, 1997.

Somalia has been without a recognized central government since its last president, dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, fled the
country in 1991. Subsequent fighting among rival faction leaders resulted in the killing, dislocation, and starvation of thousands of Somalis and led the United Nations to intervene militarily in 1992.

With the exception of the capital city of Mogadishu and the region outside the provincial city of Baidoa, little serious interclan

27 Jan 1997 description


The Deyr (secondary) rainy season in Somalia ended in December, and Somalia is now seasonably dry. Deyr rains started late this year and were poor during the season, resulting in some failures of rain-fed crops.

24 Jan 1997 description

This is an excerpt of the original report which includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Uganda C) Somalia D) Angola E) Liberia and Sierra Leone F) Tajikistan

17 Jan 1997 description
report World Vision

WV commodities officer conducted a successful inspection of the FFW activities this week and the team will soon start distributing 225 MT of food.

06 Jan 1997 description

From Ghion Hagos; PANA Staff Correspondent

04 Jan 1997 description

FROM Ghion Hagos; PANA Staff Correspondent

03 Jan 1997 description

By Tsegaye Tadesse

ADDIS ABABA Jan 3 (Reuter) - Twenty-six Somali faction leaders meeting in Ethiopia said on Friday they would set up a ''National Salvation Council'' authorised to establish a provisional central government.

But faction leader Hussein Aideed who claims he is Somalia's president is boycotting the meeting.

The 26 leaders, in a declaration marking the end of an eight-week consultation process, appealed to Aideed and Mohamed Egal, leader of the self-declared Somaliland republic, to participate in the reconciliation process.

17 Dec 1996 description

UNHCR has issued an appeal for more than $7.7 million to fund new reintegration projects for up to 140,000 refugees who are expected to return to Somalia this coming year. UNHCR's request for funds is part of an appeal for $46.5 million for a joint action programme run by UN agencies in the region. This programme - which represents a new locally based approach- is aimed at stabilising the situation in Somalia and boosting relief and rehabilitation projects.