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24 Apr 2002 description

Polio Free In 2005
A house-to-house campaign was launched to vaccinate children under the age of five against polio in Somali Region.
Major Stakeholders Meet in Tigray
Major stakeholders met in Tigray to review recovery programme progress in Tigray and Afar.

East Hararghe in Need of Seeds for the belg
Preliminary findings indicate a shortage of seeds in areas of East Hararghe.

Flood Affects Thousands
Dupti wereda was flooded in Afar Regional State.

Testing to Verify Presence of RVF

16 Jan 2002 description


HIGHLIGHTS
AIDS orphans approach one million
The number of AIDS orphans in Ethiopia has approached the one million mark.

Tigray/Afar Mine Risk Education activities threatened
Activities implemented by RaDO and supported by UNICEF face imminent reduction in operations due to lack of funds.

Weather Update
FEWS reports on the belg weather outlook, unseasonable rains, and meher crop dependent areas

15 Aug 2001 description

HIGHLIGHTS
Focus on HIV/AIDS
Today, close to 9 % of the sexually active adult population in Ethiopia are infected with AIDS.

Crop Pests
The Ministry of Agriculture using DLCO-EA Aircraft continued a quelea control operation on some 8.7 million birds. Sorghum chaffer control operation was also carried out on 19,500 hectares of crop and non crop plants.

Afar Region
Although 2001 seems to be a good year so far, Afar pastoralists remain vulnerable for various reasons.

Somali Region

08 Aug 2001 description

Multi-Agency1 Assessment Mission: 23 July - 3 August 2001
By Yves Guinand, UN-Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia

28 Jun 2001 description


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Food Aid Pipeline

Drought Affected Farming and Pastoral Populations

Distributions for people in the most food insecure areas of Ethiopia in August and September are threatened by a lack of sufficient resources pledged to WFP and the Government of Ethiopia. Some NGOs are also facing shortage of resources.

Pastoralists in Somali Region and other parts of the south, whose recovery process has hardly begun, are now facing continuing drought conditions and will need further support.

17 May 2001 description


HIGHLIGHTS
Meningitis Outbreak Passes Peak
The peak of the epidemic was observed in March. From then there has been a steady decrease in the number of cases.

Unidentified Cattle Disease Outbreak
An unidentified cattle disease has broken out in Oromiya Region causing blindness.

Civilian Ethiopian Mine Action Office to Begin Staffing
The civilian Ethiopian Mine Action Office is finalizing organizational plans and hopes to begin appointing staff in the next week.

20 Apr 2001 description


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Continued concern for the situation in Somali Region

21 Feb 2001 description

HIGHLIGHTS
Djibouti
Djibouti Prime Minister resigns after 22 years.

Eritrea
UNMEE begins radio broadcasts in Eritrea.

EU signs 76 million Euro agreement.

Ethiopia
World Bank approves US$ 473 million loan for reconstruction and rehabilitation of war displaced, for demobilization, landmine clearing and to address HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Sudan
WFP appeals for US$ 135 million to avert food crisis threatening 2.9 million people.

Kenya
IMF withholds US$ 205 million in budgetary support for Kenya.

Somalia

27 Mar 2000 description


This edition covers the period February - March 2000
REGIONAL ISSUES

06 Mar 2000 description


A summary of the basic economic and social statistics for the Horn of Africa countries (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda) with particular reference to the well-being of children.
Compiled from the original UNICEF publication. March 2000

Table 1: Basic indicators