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20 Dec 2002 description

This report includes:

17 Dec 2002 description

PR 02/129
Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

16 Dec 2002 description

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today officially launched the Africa Hunger Alert campaign, aimed at drawing international attention to the unprecedented hunger crisis gripping the African continent where 38 million people face starvation.

06 Dec 2002 description


This report includes:
A) Global Alert

B) Middle East Region: (1) Palestinian Territories

C) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea

D) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Sierra Leone (4) Guinea, (5) Guinea Bissau (6) Mauritania

E) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Somalia, (3) Eritrea, (4) Djibouti, (5) Burundi

F) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Angola

03 Dec 2002 description

James T. Morris, Executive Director World Food Programme
STATEMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
New York

03 Dec 2002 description

GENEVA -- Donor governments on Tuesday pledged another $280 million towards UNHCR's worldwide programs for 2003, bringing the total promised contributions to date to a record $317 million. This amounts to nearly one- third of the refugee agency's 2003 total projected needs of more than $1 billion.

03 Dec 2002 description
report UN Security Council

40 Million People at Risk of Starvation, Says Head of World Food Programme;
More Consistent Humanitarian Funding, Investment in Agriculture Urgently Needed
SC/7582

30 Nov 2002 description


CAP 2003: WHO requests US$ 65 million to reduce deaths and illness in countries in acute emergencies

22 Nov 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) Africa Hunger Alert campaign

(B) Consolidated Appeals Launch

(C) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea

(D) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Burundi, (3) Republic of Congo

(E) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi,

(4) Mozambique, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe

(F) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Sierra Leone (3) Liberia

(G) Mediterranean Region: (1) Palestinian Territories

(H) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan

19 Nov 2002 description

At a Headquarters press briefing today, Carolyn M. McAskie, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), announced the launch of the Inter-agency Consolidated Appeals for 2003. Being held in capitals around the world, the Appeals are $3 billion for 50 million beneficiaries in countries experiencing humanitarian crises.