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Swiss assistance to hunger victims in southern Africa

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC, is donating an additional SFr. 2 million on behalf of the hunger victims in southern Africa. The money is going to the World Food Program, WFP,...

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U.S., U.N. Food Agency urge Africa to accept biotech food

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman has denounced advocacy groups that are spreading false information about genetically modified (GM) food, saying their actions are endangering the lives of...

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Activities of Secretary-General in Lesotho, 28-29 August

SG/T/2341 The Secretary-General flew from Botswana to Lesotho on Wednesday morning, 28 August. Upon arrival in Maseru, he took a short helicopter tour of the Mohale Dam and then met in Mohale with...

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Southern Africa food crisis: Situation report 29 Aug 2002

Of the region's 3.2 million tonne shortfall, 1.2 million tonnes will be needed as food aid (including 700,000 tonnes for Zimbabwe). The remainder of the shortfall is to be sourced by the private...

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WHO Director General speaks on GM foods

WHO Director General, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, said Tuesday in Harare that currently available evidence showed that genetically modified (GM) food "not likely to present human health risk", and that...

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Southern Africa food crisis update 27 Aug 2002

Nearly thirteen million people in southern Africa are facing extreme food shortages, the major cause of which is the failure of the rain-fed maize crop. Because of the scale of the crisis, Oxfam is...

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Famine to quicken death by disease in Southern Africa

Harare (dpa) - The famine enveloping much of Southern Africa will expose millions of hungry people to preventable diseases and more than a quarter of a million could die by February next year, World...

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Southern Africa: Death on the doorstep of the Summit

Oxfam Calls On Summit Delegates to Prevent Famine On Their Doorstep BOSTON - As thousands of delegates converge on Johannesburg for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), 13 million...

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Hunger in southern Africa

Food crisis in Southern Africa "You can ride through miles and miles of countryside and see that everything has died," reports CWS's Ivan DeKam, who has been assessing needs in drought-affected...

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Zambia must accept some GM food aid, warns WFP Executive Director

Geneva, 23 August - James Morris, UN Special Envoy on the humanitarian crisis in southern Africa, warned on Friday that Zambia would have to accept donations of some food with biotech content if WFP...

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