Re: Drought And Famine in Southern Africa

by Adotei Akwei, The Africa Fund
with Carol Thompson
New York, New York, United States
May 28, 1992
Publisher: The Africa Fund
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Mailing of the Unlock Apartheid's Jails campaign to Southern Africa Support and Human Rights Groups. The mailing says Southern Africa is suffering from the worst drought of the century which may ultimately claim the lives of millions of people; the severe drought caused by "El Nino" is wreaking devastation on people already burdened by inequitable distribution and wars of destabilization. The mailing says Congress must provide at least $710 million in PL 480 Food Aid for Fiscal Year 1993; increase funding levels for SADCC to $75 million in FY 1993 foreign aid appropriation; and be prepared to approve supplemental funds for FY 1992 for food aid and/or disaster assistance. People are asked to write members of Congress and local press to support increased Food Aid for Southern Africa. The mailing includes an article from Africa Report magazine. The mailing includes a newspaper article "Grim harvest of donor policies" by Carol Thompson concerning controversial agricultural policies demanded by foreign donors to southern Africa. The mailing discusses SADCC (Southern African Development Coordination Conference), the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), maize, the European Community (EC), the United Nations Children's Education Fund, Kenneth Kaunda, Frederick Chiluba, the Chissano government, Renamo, Robert Mugabe, structural adjustment programs, Miriam Mandaza, Isabel Pasalk, the Zimbabwe People's Democratic Party, water rationing, rural peasants, farmers, Tony O'Reilly, H.J. Heinz, Joshua Nkomo, Dennis Norman, Simon Muzenda, Piet Welgemoed, and the U.S Department of Agriculture.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive