With the coastline in parts of Africa receding rapidly, a new United Nations project aims to call attention to the problem and foster dialogue on solutions, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today.
Nearly 13 million people in southern Africa are at risk of starvation, James Morris, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy on the humanitarian crisis in the region, said today.
frica grew faster than any other developing region in 2001, reflecting better macroeconomic management, strong agricultural production, and the end to conflicts in several countries, according to a new United Nations report.
Warning of worsening hunger and starvation for millions of people in southern Africa, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for more donations in order to stave off the impending humanitarian disaster.
Addressing the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on the eve of its transformation into the African Union, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the continent's advance towards further integration but cautioned that success would require further effort.
In a bid to stave off southern Africa's worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a $500 million appeal to provide emergency food relief to millions of people in the region facing the prospect of starvation.