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17 Dec 2001 description

Rome, December 2001
Highlights

Latest information indicates a slightly larger global cereal output in 2001, of 1 870 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms). However, even at this level, production would still be less than the anticipated utilization requirements in 2001/02, leading to a significant draw-down of cereal stocks.

While Afghanistan currently faces a grave food supply situation, food emergencies persist in many other countries (see box on page 6).

14 Jun 2001 description

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

18 Mar 2001 description

Liz O'Donnell T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs (with Special Responsibility for Overseas Development Assistance and Human Rights), has announced an unprecedented package of humanitarian and rehabilitation assistance to benefit 21 of the world's poorest and crisis-stricken countries.

22 Feb 2001 description


Rome, September 2001
Extracts from FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 1, 2001

Highlights

World cereal output in 2000 is provisionally estimated at 1 852 million tonnes, up slightly from the forecast in November. The forecast for global cereal utilization has also been adjusted upward to 1 909 million tonnes. The shortfall in production will have to be met by a significant drawdown of global cereal stocks.

14 Feb 2001 description

El Salvador - At least 174 people were killed in the level 6.1 earthquake that hit 50 miles southeast of the capital, San Salvador, on February 13. The quake hit one month to the day after a 7.6 earthquake hit El Salvador, killing at least 844 people and causing thousands to become homeless.

31 Jan 2001 description


The mission of the WHO Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action is to increase, through a concerted effort across WHO, the capacity and self-reliance of countries in the prevention of disasters, preparation for emergencies, mitigation of their health consequences, and the creation of a synergy between emergency action and sustainable development.
New documents available on the EHA website (http://www.who.int/eha/disasters)