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Latest news from Horn of Africa

HORN OF AFRICA: UN envoy urges quick response to drought crisis

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NAIROBI, 21 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food has urged the international community to respond quickly to the needs of millions of people affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa. Full report


HORN OF AFRICA: EC gives 5 m for drought-affected people

NAIROBI, 9 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The European Commission has allocated 5 (US $6 million) to assist some 5.6 million drought-affected people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Full report


HORN OF AFRICA: New United Nations envoy named

NAIROBI, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik as his new special humanitarian envoy for the Horn and eastern Africa. Full report


EASTERN AFRICA: Millions facing critical food shortages

NAIROBI, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - An estimated 11 million people in East Africa and the Horn of Africa continue to face critical food shortages brought on by drought and non-natural factors, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said. Full report


EASTERN AFRICA: More effort needed to prevent avian flu

NAIROBI, 30 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Eastern Africa, which lies in the migratory path of birds that may be infected with avian influenza, must establish more effective measures against the deadly virus, an official of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned. Full report


HORN OF AFRICA: Children hardest hit by drought, says UNICEF

NAIROBI, 25 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - The severe drought affecting the Horn of Africa has taken a heavy toll on an estimated 1.2 million children under the age of five, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. Full report


HORN OF AFRICA: Eleven million people facing hunger - FAO

ADDIS ABABA, 10 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - An estimated 11 million people in the Horn of Africa are "on the brink of starvation" following a severe drought that has already caused some deaths, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. Full report


HORN OF AFRICA: UNMEE monitoring tense border despite setbacks

ADDIS ABABA/ASMARA, 16 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is continuing to monitor the tense border between the two countries despite restrictions on operations and the expulsion of some of its staff, a UN official said. Full report


HORN OF AFRICA: UN relocates expelled staff from Eritrea to Ethiopia

ASMARA/ADDIS ABABA, 15 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - The United Nations relocated some staff on Thursday from its peacekeeping mission in Eritrea to Ethiopia following Eritrea's decision to expel European and North American personnel working there. Full report


EASTERN AFRICA: Countries prepare to control possible spread of avian flu

ADDIS ABABA, 28 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - Ethiopia on Thursday became the latest eastern African state to ban poultry imports from countries hit by the deadly strain of bird flu, a government official said. Full report

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IRIN Special Reports for Horn of Africa

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HORN OF AFRICA: Press conference by US Major General John Sattler

HORN OF AFRICA: IRIN Interview with Dr Paul Rossiter, FAO regional livestock coordinator


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