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JOHANNESBURG, 31 July (IRIN) - South African railway company Spoornet has dismissed reports that it does not have the capacity to meet its commitments to transport urgent food aid to countries in the southern African region.
(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 116)
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.
JOHANNESBURG, 30 July (IRIN) - An international demining agency on Tuesday called on donors to coordinate their funding for mine action in Angola with their aid for other emergency activities.
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
Immediate assistance is needed to avert humanitarian catastrophe
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.
14 MILLONES DE PERSONAS AMENAZADAS POR LA HAMBRUNA EN EL ÁFRICA AUSTRAL
More than =A31 million has been donated by the British public in the first few hours of the Disasters Emergency Committee's Southern Africa Crisis Appeal.
Switzerland is participating in emergency aid activities on behalf of famine-hit regions of southern Africa. In response to the ever-worsening food situation, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC has been contributing to the efforts of Swiss non-governmental organizations and the World Food Program (WFP) to distribute grain and milk products. So far this year, the SDC has committed around SFr. 3 million to emergency aid activities in southern Africa.
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