Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Yemen: Diphtheria Outbreak - Nov 2017
- Yemen: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2016
- Yemen: Flash Floods - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Yemen: Dengue Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Yemen: Floods - Aug 2013
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- 2019 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (January-December 2019)
- Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, 19 February 2019
- Yemen: 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Yemen: Humanitarian Response Plan - 2018 In Review
- Joint statement on the situation in Yemen (11 February 2019) [EN/AR]
FAO has re-established an Emergency Centre for Locust Operations (ECLO) based at headquarters. ECLO continually reviews the locust situation and is the focal point for assistance to locust affected countries. It sets priorities for the assistance needed based on a continuous flow of information from the field to meet country needs. It also registers donor support, prepares project documents and liaises on a continuous basis with affected countries and FAO staff on the ground.
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.
During the period leading up to the recent military intervention in Iraq, UNHCR undertook a review of the various humanitarian scenarios which could result from such intervention. Contingency plans and preparedness measures focused on providing protection and relief to a potential refugee outflow. UNHCR also began planning for the possibility of a new state of affairs in Iraq that would be conducive to the voluntary repatriation of Iraqi refugees already residing abroad.
Produced in Cooperation with the HIC for Iraq
General Situation during February 2003
Forecast until mid-April 2003
The Desert Locust situation remained calm during February. Small-scale breeding occurred near the Red Sea coast in Sudan. There were also unconﬁrmed reports of adults and hoppers in northern Mali. Breeding conditions were generally dry throughout the recession area because of poor rainfall. In South-West Asia, unprecedented rains occurred in southern Pakistan, including Baluchistan where small-scale breeding is expected during the forecast period.
General Situation during January 2003
Forecast until mid-March 2003
The Desert Locust situation remained calm during January. Although conditions continued to be favourable in the winter breeding areas, no locusts have been reported in these places. Only isolated adults were present in Niger, southern Algeria and northern Somalia. There was an unconﬁrmed report of adults and hoppers in northern Mali. During the forecast period, small-scale breeding could occur along the Red Sea coasts. No signiﬁcant developments are expected.
Data Sources: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Population Action International
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Letter dated 31 October 2002 from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
I have the honour to transmit a press release issued today, 31 October 2002, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea on some disturbing developments that would directly affect the peace and stability in my country and the entire Horn of Africa region.
I should be grateful if you would kindly circulate the present letter and its annex as a document of the Security Council.
(Signed) Ahmed Tahir Baduri