Environment - Famine
  • Ethiopia: Horn of African countries lack famine prediction system: IGAD
    08 august 2014 21:03:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Famine-prone and drought-afflicted Horn of African states have not built food shortages prediction systems, which have been worsened by climate change effects, a group of experts from the region concluded at the end of a week-long meeting in Addis Ababa Friday. Full text...

  • CCNUD warns against worsening drought in Horn of Africa
    02 august 2011 14:11:04
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on the Fight Against Desertification (CCNUD) and the World Meteorological Organization Tuesday sounded the alarm over the worsening drought in many parts of the Horn of Africa, which they said was extending progressively towards the east of the continent. Full text...

  • Swazi minister for reduction of livestock
    06 january 2004 14:01:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Amid the worst drought in a decade, Swaziland's Agriculture and Co-operatives Minister Mtiti Fakudze has urged farmers to reduce their livestock herds. Full text...

  • Severe drought hits northern Kenya
    27 october 2003 17:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A severe drought is ravaging parts of northern Kenya's arid and semi-arid district of Isiolo, leaving an estimated 8,000 herdsmen and their families in a catastrophic situation. Full text...

  • Sweden aids Ethiopia's drought-affected areas
    10 july 2003 15:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Swedish government Thursday donated 3. Full text...

  • Poor rains compromise crop yields in Namibia
    08 april 2003 15:29:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- More than 345,000 Namibians are currently relying on relief food from the government Emergency Management Unit (EMU) following massive crop failures that preceded the last planting season. Full text...

  • EU allots 500 million euros toward famine in Ethiopia
    26 february 2003 15:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has earmarked 500 million euros to support Ethiopia in macro-economic and infrastructure development as well as food security for the next four years, the European Commission head delegate here, Ambassador Yves Gazzo, said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Muslims, Christians in drought-hit Zambia pray for rains
    06 december 2002 17:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Muslims and Christians in drought-hit Zambia on Friday began holding joint intercessory prayers for the return of seasonal rains, whose delay in coming has thrown all farmers in panic. Full text...

  • WFP issues UN Security Council global alert on hunger
    04 december 2002 18:33:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- WFP Executive Director, James T. Full text...

  • European Commission augments assistance to Ethiopia
    02 december 2002 21:22:00
    Addis Ababa Ethiopia (PANA) -- The European Commission has approved an additional 4 million Euro in humanitarian aid for drought victims in Ethiopia, state radio reported here Monday. Full text...

  • Ireland doubles drought assistance to Ethiopia
    23 november 2002 12:28:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ireland has announced an increase of 2 million Euros in its emergency aid to Ethiopia, which is experiencing another severe drought this year, the Irish Embassy disclosed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Germany pledges more emergency assistance to Ethiopia
    22 november 2002 08:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Germany has pledged 22. Full text...

  • Zambia gets $50-million drought aid from World Bank
    20 november 2002 16:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The World Bank has approved 50 million US dollars as emergency drought relief to Zambia, the Bank's official said in Lusaka Wednesday. Full text...

  • WFP warns of wide-spread hunger in Ethiopia
    08 october 2002 18:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday called for an immediate response to head off a massive humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, warning that the number of people in need of food aid would rise sharply from the current 6 million to 10-14 million people next year. Full text...

  • UN envoy begins visits to famine-hit southern Africa Tuesday
    02 september 2002 12:35:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- James Morris, the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the humanitarian crisis in southern Africa, will Tuesday begin a two-week mission to six southern Africa countries, where 13 million people are increasingly gripped by hunger and widespread suffering. Full text...

  • Panel says WSSD offers southern African people little hope
    01 september 2002 16:03:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- An Oxfam International panel discussion on the Earth Summit concluded Sunday that there was little some 13 million famine-stricken people in southern Africa could expect from ongoing summit in Johannesburg, now or in the long run. Full text...

  • Drought threatens millions in southern Africa
    25 april 2002 21:10:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A major disaster could occur if desperately needed food aid does not arrive in the drought ravaged southern African region in the next three months, the United Nations warned in Johannesburg Thursday. Full text...

  • Desertification conference to focus Southern Africa
    04 april 2002 16:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Desertification 2002 Conference scheduled next week in Cape Town will place unprecedented attention on desertification in Southern Africa, an expert on desert research said. Full text...

  • Increased deforestation linked to heightened poverty in Zambia
    05 march 2002 22:16:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- High poverty levels, estimated at 80 percent of the total population, have been identified as the main cause of widespread deforestation and land degradation in Zambia. Full text...

  • Famine Hits Western Sudan
    03 june 2001 19:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Stacks of dry grass and firewood have suddenly filled up marketplaces in the western Sudanese towns of Mellit and Fashir. Full text...

  • Hunger looms in Somalia following poor rains
    01 june 2001 19:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Friday warned that tens of thousands of Somalis could face acute hunger as poor rains in south-central regions threaten the country's main grain harvest. Full text...



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