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(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 116)
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LUSAKA, Jul 30, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 10,000 refugees from Angola have voluntarily returned home following a recent ceasefire agreement signed in that country, said a senior official here Tuesday.
Home Affairs Deputy Minister Kennedy Sakeni told the National Assembly, the country's parliament, that 4,000 of the total number were stationed at refugee camps in Western and North Western provinces while the remaining were those spontaneously living in areas near the boarder.
Sakeni said the Zambian government has however not yet opened tripartite negotiations with Rwanda …
Kris Janowski - Media Relations
14m people across southern Africa face
the prospect of starvation and disease epidemics as famine threatens the
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal to buy food and medical supplies that can be sent out to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho and Angola.
13 MILLONES DE PERSONAS AMENAZADAS POR LA HAMBRUNA EN EL ÁFRICA AUSTRAL
Appeal Target: CHF 89,285,274 (USD 61.6 m/EUR 60.9m) for 12 months to assist 1.3 million beneficiaries.
Period covered: 22 - 26 July 2002
Note: the budget issued with the appeal is in the process of being updated in line with a revised food component (see table on page 3); the full revised budget will be issued shortly.
Immediate assistance is needed to avert humanitarian catastrophe
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) chartered Liberty Star, carrying 36,000 metric tons of emergency food commodities, including corn, cornsoya milk and cornmeal, is due to arrive in Durban, South Africa, early next week.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 26 Jul 2002
In just 24 hours, a fantastic £3 million has been pledged to the DEC's Southern Africa Crisis Appeal. The appeal, launched yesterday (25th July), will help 14m people who face starvation in seven southern African countries.
14m people across southern Africa face the prospect of starvation and disease epidemics as famine threatens the region.