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03 Jul 2007 description


Dear Friend of IMC,

In the 23 years since International Medical Corps first began its work to ease human suffering, we have witnessed both the heartbreak of tragedy and the resilience of the human spirit. 2006 was no exception.

Ongoing drought beset the Horn of Africa. Indonesia and Sri Lanka struggled to recover from the tsunami of late 2004. Conflict gripped Darfur, Northern Uganda, and Afghanistan, while in Azerbaijan thousands remained displaced years after their country's ceasefire with neighboring Armenia.

01 May 2000 description

For coverage of this emergency after 1 May 2000 , please see the Horn of Africa Drought complex emergency, or the relevant By Country pages.

30 Apr 2000 description

By Paul Jeffrey [Jeffrey is reporting on the food crisis in the Horn of Africa for Lutheran World Relief and other members of the emergency alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT).]

28 Apr 2000 description
report Government of Italy

Rome, 28 April 2000 - On 27 April, the first two flights of an airlift carrying one hundred tons of food supplements for infants, amounting to a value of five hundred million liras, reached Godé, the capital of the Ethiopian region worst affected by the drought.

These diet supplements, a donation from the Italian co-operation department and which include maize, soya, sugar, vitamins and minerals, are especially important for children, mothers and the elderly, in an area where nutrition levels are very low.

This donation from Italy was delivered symbolically in the presence of the …

28 Apr 2000 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. April 28 2000

Global warming makes floods and droughts more likely, as the people of Mozambique and Ethiopia have discovered

Floods are events of the moment. Droughts are disasters on a slow fuse. Both happen with or without global warming.

28 Apr 2000 description

The Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Liz O'Donnell T.D., will visit Ethiopia from Tuesday 2 May to Sunday 7 May 2000 for urgent consultations on the humanitarian situation there. The Minister of State will discuss the critical logistical situation with Government representatives, including the Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mr. Girma Biru, and the Acting World Food Programme Director, Mr. Benedict Fultang. "Logistics are extremely important for food availablility", she said today.

28 Apr 2000 description

Richmond, VA - As famine sweeps through sub-Saharan Africa, many people in industrialized countries are asking why. Not why the rains don't come. But why people hang on to a way of life that is punctuated with devastating drought and famine.

28 Apr 2000 description

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

28 Apr 2000 description
report Government of Japan

On Friday, 28 April, the Government of Japan decided to extend an emergency aid of 4,800,000 US dollars through the World Food Programme (WFP) to help people in Ethiopia who are seriously affected by the drought.

In the Horn of Africa including Ethiopia, impact of the drought has been spreading over the region due to the shortage of rainfall in the past 3 years. The United Nations says 15.3 million people are suffering from the current drought.

28 Apr 2000 description

Commission on Human Rights
56th session - 28 April 2000 - Afternoon
Remarks of Mary Robinson,
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Secretary General for the World Conference against Racism
at the closing of the 56th session of the Commission on Human Rights

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished members of the Commission,

28 Apr 2000 description

Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél: +254 2 622 147
Fax: + 254 2 622 129

28 Apr 2000 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam International media officer Rachel Stabb reports on the desperate situation in Afder zone, which neighbours Gode in the Somali region of Ethiopia

28 Apr 2000 description

GENEVA, April 28 (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Mary Robinson closed the annual rights forum on Friday with an appeal to avert disaster in the Horn of Africa, where up to 16 million people face famine.

28 Apr 2000 description
report Addis Tribune

By Our Staff Reporter

The Netherlands has decided to contribute food assistance worth 5 million dollars to the drought-affected people in Ethiopia according to the Royal Netherlands embassy here.

So far the Netherlands has contributed 8.65 million dollars towards humanitarian assistance. The amount is in addition to the approximately 25 million dollars contribution to the regular annual budget for development assistance.

Copyright =A9 1996-2000 by Tambek International

28 Apr 2000 description
report Addis Tribune

By Our Staff Reporter

The United Nations World Food Programme said Tuesday that the quick donor response to the current emergency crisis in the country had helped avert a major disaster.

27 Apr 2000 description

The magnitude of drought and famine in the whole of Ethiopia, particularly in the south and southeast, is becoming severe. What is reported by the BBC is the area called Gode (Somali region) and Borena (Oromiya). A number of children and elderly are reported to be dying everyday. And so are their livestock. The government is complaining that, unfortunately, donors have not responded quickly to the pledge made by the government seven months ago.