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31 Dec 2002 description

Working Paper 193
Abigail Montani
Nisar Majid

Contents

Biographical Notes
Acronyms
Vernacular terms
Summary

1. Introduction

  • 1.1 Introduction to the context
  • 1.2 Introduction to ICRC
  • 1.3 Introduction to Save the Children
2. Case Study: Save the Children-UK in Belet Weyn, Somalia
  • 2.1 Evolving programming directions
  • 2.2 Programming in Belet Weyn
  • 2.3 Building a livelihoods approach
31 Dec 2002 description


Background
This is the nineteenth progress report in UNRWA’s emergency appeal series. This report covers the implementation of appeal activities over the period 1 November - 31 December 2002.

30 Dec 2002 description

Contents

  • Mission Highlights
  • OVERVIEW
  • 2. SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTEXT
  • 3. FOOD PRODUCTION IN 2002
  • 4. PRODUCTION SITUATION BY REGION
  • 5. FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
Mission Highlights

- Late, poorly distributed and early cessation of seasonal rains resulted in a decline of grain production in 2002. Reduced use of improved seed and fertilizer also contributed to the decline.

- National cereal and pulse production is forecast at 9.27 million tonnes, about 25 percent and 21 percent down from 2001 and the average of the previous 5 years respectively.

30 Dec 2002 description


Un réseau pour le suivi de la sécurité alimentaire.
La coordination des opérations agricoles d’urgence de la FAO compte sur un certain nombre d’antennes dans les provinces : Lubumbashi, Bukavu, Mbuji-Mayi, Kananga, Mbandaka, Kikwit, Goma, Kisangani, Kalemie, Kindu.. Ces antennes récoltent des informations sur la sécurité alimentaire et la consommation des ménages suivant une grille très simple et adaptée à chaque ville. Tout autre intervenant qui le désire peut recevoir un modèle de grille et nous envoyer les infos de la région où il intervient. Nous les résumerons ici.

24 Dec 2002 description

Mission Highlights

  • Cereal production in 2002 is forecast at 3.8 million tonnes, about 30 percent and 15 percent down on last year and the average for the preceding five years respectively.

  • Late and poor distribution of rainfall coupled with reduced cultivated area in the irrigated sector, compared to last year, accounted for the decline in production.

23 Dec 2002 description

The international community's experience of humanitarian crises in northern Iraq has centered on the Kurdish refugee emergency of 1991, i.e., a sudden, massive population displacement. This experience continues to shape current humanitarian planning for Iraq, despite that the situation in 2002-2003 is very different from 1991. Moreover, the key lesson of 1991 -- the successful effort to rapidly enable people to return home before they became an entrenched refugee population -- is being overlooked by relief planners.

23 Dec 2002 description

This report by Susan F. Martin and Elizabeth Moller

23 Dec 2002 description


Zambia's food crisis will continue beyond March


The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) issues periodic emergencies when population groups are now, or will soon become, extremely food insecure, unable to meet their consumption needs. These groups have already exhausted their strategies for acquiring food and face imminent famine.

Issued: December 23, 2002; Valid until February 22, 2003

20 Dec 2002 description


SADC Food Security Network Ministerial Brief

...helping decision-makers maintain food security...



Growing concern over food security prospects

POOR RAINFALL PERFOMANCE LIKELY TO AFFECT 2002/03 CROP PRODUCTION

18 Dec 2002 description


RESUME

L'évaluation quantitative des récoltes faite par la mission conjointe CILSS/FAO et la Composante Nationale des Services Techniques en octobre 2002, donne une production céréalière prévisionnelle de 2 527 001 tonnes contre 2 582 842 tonnes l'année dernière soit une baisse de 2,2%. Par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années (1997/2001), elle enregistre une légère hausse de 1,7%.

17 Dec 2002 description

PR 02/129
Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.