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28 Dec 2005 description

Weekly Introduction
Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: April – June 2006

Northern Horn of Africa

Climatology is expected across most of the region, except locally over northwestern and southwestern Sudan, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall locally over eastern Ethiopia, northern Somalia, and portions of Djibouti. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

14 Dec 2005 description
report IRIN

COME, le 14 décembre (IRIN) - De nombreux de réfugiés togolais qui s'étaient installés au Bénin en avril dernier sont finalement rentrés chez eux, mais plus de 19 000 vivent encore en exil, selon le Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).

Faisant le point sur la situation des réfugiés au Bénin, le HCR a indiqué que 10 960 personnes vivent actuellement dans ses camps de réfugiés de Comé et d'Agame, et 8 130 autres sont à Cotonou, la capitale, ou dans les autres centres urbains du pays.

Selon les estimations de l'agence, 24 500 ont fui le Togo pour se …

14 Dec 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

02 Dec 2005 description

Dakar, 2 décembre 2005 : Les Nations-Unies lancent ce vendredi à Dakar un appel de fonds de plus de 145 millions de dollars pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest afin de couvrir les besoins en aide humanitaire de cette région, l'une des plus pauvres du monde, pour 2006.

30 Nov 2005 description

"In recent years, humanitarian organisations have become increasingly effective in saving lives, alleviating human suffering, and advocating for the rights of people in need. Nonetheless, there still are considerable gaps in the ability of the humanitarian system to respond adequately to all humanitarian crises. Hence, we must, and we can, do better to be more predictable in our response to vulnerable populations around the globe."

18 Nov 2005 description

Before the Committee on Foreign Relations,
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.
November 17, 2005

17 Nov 2005 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, le 17 novembre (IRIN) - Si le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) n'obtient le million de dollars américains sollicité auprès des bailleurs de fonds avant la fin de l'année, il ne sera plus en mesure d'apporter l'aide alimentaire d'urgence nécessaire aux quelque 65 000 personnes qui ont dû fuir le Togo ou se réfugier à l'intérieur du pays pour échapper aux violences politiques.

16 Nov 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

15 Nov 2005 description

DAKAR - The United Nations World Food Programme warned today that unless US$1 million was immediately forthcoming from international donors, over 65,000 victims of this year's political upheaval in Togo risk not receiving any food aid at the end of this year.

15 Nov 2005 description

GENEVA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Some 65,000 Togo refugees will run out of food by the end of the year unless the international community quickly comes up with $1 million in aid, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

11 Nov 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

LOME, 11 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - A much-awaited official probe into the political violence that rocked Togo earlier this year says 154 people were killed and 654 hurt, and calls on the government to punish those responsible.

"Those who carried out and ordered these acts of violence must be charged," said the 90-page report issued Thursday after a more than four-month-long inquiry in which the eight-member committee interrogated more than 1,800 people.

Set up in May on the orders of then …

09 Nov 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

31 Oct 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.

24 Oct 2005 description
report European Union

P 118/05 (OR. fr)

Brussels, 24 October 2005 - The European Union has taken careful note of the detailed report on recent human rights violations in Togo, drawn up by the fact-finding mission dispatched to the country by the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

07 Oct 2005 description

David Dunn tells Senate committee he would encourage political, economic reform

Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 6, U.S.

04 Oct 2005 description

Pour répondre à l'appel à la communauté internationale lancé par le gouvernement béninois en mai dernier, La France a versée une contribution exceptionnelle de 100.000 Euros au HCR, prélevés sur le Fonds Humanitaire d'Urgence, pour la viabilisation des camps de réfugiés togolais.