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16 Oct 2003 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CAP-2004 document was finalised and sent to Geneva, donor funding to CAP-2003 reaches USD 99,769,747.
  • After it has been halted due to rainy season, the voluntary repatriation of Eritreans from the Sudan resumed on 15 October 2003.
  • According to ERREC, out of the total 476,000 MT humanitarian food assistance requested in 2003, to date about 275,000 MT has been committed.
  • Eritrean children remain at high developmental risk due to increasing levels of malnutrition; there is also an increase of wasting among women of reproductive age, averaging between 40 and …
30 May 2003 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator to visit Eritrea from 9-10 June 2003.
  • According WHO, 52 new cases of measles were reported in Anseba zone.
  • Mid-year CAP-2003 review document will be launched on 10 June 2003;
  • 8,759 Expellees who have been residing in Shelab Camp have been settled to Gerenfit.
  • Joint Eritrea and Ethiopia UN Country Teams meeting held in Asmara from 18- 19 May 2003.
UN DEPUTY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR TO VISIT ERITREA

United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms.

19 Feb 2003 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Government of Eritrea formed a committee to coordinate drought response;

  • OCHA organised a donor meeting in Geneva on 27 January 2003;

  • ERREC says due to the delayed arrival of pledges and very low available stocks, it has not yet been possible to stretch food aid distribution beyond 600,000 beneficiaries;