UN appeals for millions of dollars in non-food items for southern Africa

Placing special emphasis on the urgent need for tens of millions of dollars in non-food items, the United Nations today launched in Johannesburg its mid-term review of the 2002-2003 Consolidated Appeal (CAP) for the humanitarian crisis in southern Africa.

UN welcomes South Africa’s $20 million donation for relief operations in region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed South Africa’s $20 million donation for the agency’s emergency food operation for southern Africa.

UN envoy warns of bleak forecast in southern Africa as AIDS crisis converges with food shortages

The United Nations top humanitarian envoy for southern Africa has warned that while international aid has helped to prevent a tragedy in Lesotho over the last six months, food shortages continue to affect a population already weakened by HIV/AIDS.

UN agencies call for ‘decisive action’ to mitigate deepening crisis in southern Africa

Stressing that it takes more than good will to save lives, the heads of the major United Nations and other global humanitarian agencies today called on the international community to respond decisively to the human tragedy unfolding in Southern Africa as a result of a combination of severe drought, the HIV/AIDS pandemic and growing poverty.

Fresh donations boost UN food aid to southern Africa

Fresh, end-of-year contributions totalling more than $25.2 million have boosted emergency operations in southern Africa out of a weeks-long funding slump, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

Aiming to avert famine, UN urges agricultural aid to southern Africa

Aiming to avoid a worsening crisis in southern Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today urged the international community to fund the purchase and distribution of critically needed seeds to the region.

Zimbabwe: UN envoy stresses urgency of helping millions facing food shortage

Continuing his visit to southern Africa, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy on the region's humanitarian crisis, James Morris, today strongly urged increased donations to help more than 6 million people in Zimbabwe facing growing hardship.

Southern Africa food shortage most serious humanitarian crisis after AIDS - UN envoy

Next to HIV/AIDS, the food crisis in southern Africa - in which some 13 million people were at risk of starvation - was the most serious humanitarian emergency in the world, a senior United Nations official said today.