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UNICEF urges donors to support drought appeal for Horn
Wednesday, 7 June 2000: UNICEF urged international donors to support the urgent appeal made today by the United Nations for drought relief in the Horn of Africa.

Humanitarian crisis looming in Eritrea
Friday, 19 May 2000: UNICEF warned today of a looming humanitarian crisis in Eritrea, where the government estimates that as many as 1 million people have been displaced within the last week due to the conflict with neighboring Ethiopia.

For the Horn, every day counts
Friday, 5 May 2000: UNICEF today urged government and individual donors to continue giving generously to drought victims in the Horn of Africa, saying that millions of dollars of additional support is needed to save the lives of children in the next few months and to lessen the impact of future droughts.

It's not too late for the Horn
Tuesday, 18 April 2000: UNICEF said today that it is "by no means too late" to save the lives of millions of children and women in the Horn of Africa but added that "immediate action is crucial" and that "no time can be lost to red tape or political inaction."

Poor donor response to Ethiopian emergency
Friday, 7 April 2000: Critical, life-saving health and nutrition interventions planned for children and women affected by the current drought emergency in Ethiopia are being undermined by poor donor response to non-food humanitarian interventions, said UNICEF Ethiopia Senior Programme Officer, Rodney Phillips, today.

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