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31 May 1997 description
report Oxfam

The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin




May 1997 - Stop Press

The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfams recent emergency work
worldwide, for use in communications work. Check out our What's new? page for the latest
press releases and statements on the situation in Central Africa and other emergencies.
Further information on the emergency work of Oxfam and other humanitarian agencies can
be found on Reliefweb.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has taken the place of Zaïre on the world map since the May
30 May 1997 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

30 May 1997 description

The grand total of the Kisangani/Mbandaka airlift now stands at 41,886 refugees flown back to Rwanda. Three sorties from Mbandaka on Thursday returned 595 refugees, bringing the Mbandaka total to 4,715 returnees.

Out of Kisangani, a total of 37,171 refugees have been repatriated by air to date.

Access is still a huge problem. On Wednesday a UNHCR road engineer was prevented from going beyond km 42 to carry out a road inspection. UNHCR believes that large groups of people remain in the forest west of that area.

30 May 1997 description
report InterAction

Growing unrest continues to reflect discontent with the new government of self-proclaimed President Laurent Kabila in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Opposition supporters again have taken to the street protesting the exclusion of their leader Etienne Tshisekedi from the interim government Kabila announced last week. As a result of two earlier protests, Kabilas Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo banned street demonstrations and political party activity.

30 May 1997 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN


Tel : +254 2 622 147
Fax : +254 2 622 129
e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org

IRIN: Bulletin quotidien no 185 d'information sur la region des Grands Lacs (du vendredi 30 mai 1997)
30 May 1997 description

(Funds issued to UNHCR)
WASHINGTON -- The United States is contributing additional funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for relief in the Great Lakes region, John Dinger, the acting State Department spokesman, announced May 30.

Following is the text of Dinger's statement:

29 May 1997 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

29 May 1997 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES


Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN

Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129
e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org

IRIN: Bulletin quotidien no 184 d'information sur la region des Grands Lacs (du jeudi 29 mai 97)
29 May 1997 description
report UN Security Council

S/PRST/1997/31
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

At the 3784th meeting of the Security Council, held on 29 May 1997 in connection with the Council's consideration of the item
entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo", the President of the Security Council made the
following statement on behalf of the Council:

"The Security Council expresses its support for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as they begin a new

29 May 1997 description
report UN Security Council

'NEW PERIOD IN THEIR HISTORY' BEGINS
Security Council
SC/6377

3784th Meeting (Night)

28 May 1997 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN


Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129
e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org

IRIN: Bulletin quotidien no 183 d'information sur la region des Grands Lacs (du mercredi 28 mai 97)
28 May 1997 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

28 May 1997 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE


33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

SITUATION: Conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo following the fall of exiled Zaire dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, have stabilized to a degree. However, the situation in the former Zaire remains far from settled. Self-proclaimed President Laurent Kabila has banned political demonstrations, and critics say Kabila is seeking to return Africa's third-largest nation to a one-party state.
28 May 1997 description
report World Vision

A new government was announced on 22 May for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), headed by self-proclaimed President Laurent Kabila, leader of the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL). His cabinet includes a majority of ADFL members but also persons from some other political groups, although none from parties formerly allied with deposed dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. "We were open to any tendency except Mobutu's followers," said Gaetan Kakudji, a top ADFL official.