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Burundi + 4 others
IRIN Update 770 for Central and Eastern Africa

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DRCONGO: Goma produce released without payment of duties

Goods which had piled up at customs posts established by the Goma faction of the rebel Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD) to collect taxes on produce entering Goma from the RCD-Kisangani controlled areas of Beni and Butembo, have now been released

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Albania + 7 others
MERLIN programmes worldwide 01 Oct 1999

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Merlin
Indonesia
Liaising with aid agencies to assess humanitarian needs among people displaced by violence on the island of Timor.

Sierra Leone

Providing nutritional feeding to over 700 severely malnourished and 2,500 moderately malnourished children in hospitals in Kenema and Blama.

Running an 80-bed temporary children's hospital for nutritional feeding and emergency treatment of diseases such as cholera in Freetown.

Re-establishing and restocking one hospital and 18 health centres in Kenema and Bo districts in eastern Sierra Leone

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Burundi + 8 others
IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 39 covering the period 25 Sep - 01 Oct 1999

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BURUNDI: Defence ministry slams MISNA allegations

The defence ministry has denied allegations by the missionary news agency MISNA that soldiers killed a total of 70 civilians in two separate incidents. In a statement, received by IRIN on Thursday, the ministry said it was "staggered" to learn of the

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Angola + 7 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 39 of 1999

This report includes: A) Indonesia - East Timor B) Angola C) Somalia D) East and Central Africa: Burundi, Tanzania, D.R. Congo and Congo/Brazzaville.
From Manuel Aranda da Silva, Chief, Technical Support Service. Available on the WFP Home Page at http://www.wfp.org/ or by electronic mail from Deborah.Hicks@wfp.org or Natasha.Nadazdin@wfp.org (fax 39 06 6513 2854). For information on resources, donors are requested to contact Aleesa.Blum@wfp.org or Marius.deGaayFortman@wfp.org at WFP Rome,
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Albania + 8 others
Merlin programmes worldwide 01 Nov 1999

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Merlin
Merlin is Medical Emergency Relief International, the UK's leading medical specialist in international aid. http://www.merlin.org.uk
14 David Mews, Porter Street, London W1M 1HW
Tel: 0171 487 2505 Fax: 0171 487 4042
Registered Charity number 1016607
East Timor

Planning emergency malaria control for people at risk from the disease in villages surrounding Dili.

Sierra Leone

Providing nutritional feeding to 500 severely malnourished and 2,500 moderately malnourished children in hospitals in Kenema and Blama.

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Albania + 10 others
Protection of children affected by armed conflict (Second annual report)


A/54/430

Fifty-fourth session
Agenda item 112

Promotion and protection of the rights of children Protection of children affected by armed conflict Note by the Secretary-General The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly, in accordance with section VIII of Assembly resolution 53/128 of 9 December 1998, the report prepared by Olara A. Otunnu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

Annex

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Kinshasa: Enquête nutritionnelle


COMMUNES DE KIMBANSEKE, SELEMBAO, KINSHASA ET POOL KINGABWA - COMMUNE DE LIMETE
REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO
ACTION Against Hunger (ACF-USA) / CEPLANUT

26 JUILLET AU 1er OCTOBRE 1999

Financée par la Coopération française

I. INTRODUCTION

1.1. CONTEXTE

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Afghanistan + 2 others
Support for the global eradication of Polio

59/99 Annex b
International Development Secretary Clare Short today announces the Department for International Development (DFID) will provide an additional £20 million to the fight against polio.

What is Polio?

Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It mainly affects children under three. It invades the nervous system and can cause paralysis in a matter of hours. Polio is incurable and its effects are irreversible.

What is the extent of the problem?

Of the 10-20 million people world-wide

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Burundi + 4 others
IRIN Update 769 for Central and Eastern Africa

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BURUNDI: Defence ministry slams MISNA allegations

The defence ministry has officially denied allegations by the missionary news agency MISNA that soldiers killed a total of 70 civilians in two separate incidents. In a statement, received by IRIN on Thursday, the ministry said it was "staggered" to

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Rwanda + 8 others
Two-day Security Council meeting hear 54 speakers on Secretary General's 1998 report on Africa


SC/6736
The West was prepared to spend $40 billion to fight a war in the Balkans, and less than 1 per cent of that to save the lives of tens of millions in Africa, the representative of Nigeria told the Security Council at the end of its two-day open debate on the situation in Africa.

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Great Lakes Policy Brief: After Lusaka: Civil Society perspectives on consolidating peace

GREAT LAKES EARLY WARNING NETWORK
SUBJECT: AFTER LUSAKA: CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVES ON CONSOLIDATING PEACE
REGION: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
PERIOD: SEPTEMBER 1999
AUTHOR: THE AFRICA PEACE FORUM

FEWER is supporting pilot projects in the Caucasus and Central Africa, managed by two regional non-governmental organisations (Africa Peace Forum and Russian Academy of Sciences). The projects involve a range of different NGOss throughout these regions. They are monitoring key indicators and drawing on local open information sources

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A summary of emergency health programmes and interventions in DRC

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Merlin
A Summary of Emergency Health Programmes in Sona Bata, Ngidinga, Luozi and Mangembo health zones - Bas Congo, Western DRC
Ongoing Activities

Essential drugs, medical materials have been supplied to four health centres and two referral hospitals in Sona Bata health zone

Essential drugs, materials and technical support have been provided to six health centres and one referral hospital in Ngidinga health zone

A training programme for joint community and health centre staff motivation and management systems has been successfully conducted in Sona Bata and Ngidinga health zones

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Kinshasa archbishop warns of new war in DR Congo despite truce

KINSHASA, Sept 29 (AFP) - Kinshasa Archbishop Cardinal Frederic Etsou has warned that renewed warfare is looming in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite the ceasefire accord signed by all warring parties, the daily Le Phare reported Wednesday.
"What is being planned is even worse than during the first war," led by current President Laurent Kabila in 1996-97 to oust the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, the paper quoted Etsou as saying.

Countries involved in the war that began with a rebellion against Kabila in August 1998 -- Angola, Zimbabwe and

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Angola + 5 others
This Week at Doctors Without Borders: Week of 28 Sept 1999 (Angola, East Timor, Congo, Sierra Leone, Kosovo Benefit CD)

Food Situation in Angola Slightly Improved: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is to begin a nutritional survey in Malanje at the end of this week in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and other non-governmental organizations. Doctors Without Borders is currently running seven feeding centers in the besieged city. A total of 1,500 children are receiving therapeutic feeding in six of these centers, and an additional center is providing supplementary feeding. The nutritional situation has improved slightly now that the road is open between
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Liberia + 6 others
Secretary-General highlights positive changes in Africa

Press Release - SG/SM/7153 - AFR/177 - 19990929
Calls for Greater Support to Nations Making Good-Faith Efforts Urges Fairness, Consistency in Peacekeeping, Humanitarian Operations

Following is the text of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's address to the Security Council's ministerial meeting on Africa:

Nearly a year and a half ago, I submitted to the Security Council a report on one of the most pressing challenges of our times: how to achieve durable peace and sustainable development in Africa.

I have been encouraged by the lively

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Sierra Leone + 7 others
Council meets to review implementation of recommendations in Secretary-General's 1998 report on Africa


SC/6734
Meeting to Resume Tomorrow

"Africa fatigue" was an affront to the very idea of a responsible international community, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council as it convened an open meeting this morning on the situation in Africa.

The meeting, which will resume tomorrow, was held to review the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Secretary-General's April 1998 report on the causes of conflict and promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa.

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Burundi + 5 others
IRIN Update 768 for Central and Eastern Africa

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BURUNDI: Army denies "massacre" allegations

The Burundian army has categorically denied allegations by the missionary news agency MISNA of a "massacre" at a church in Nyambuye, 90 km from Bujumbura. Army spokesman Colonel Longin Minani told IRIN on Wednesday the claims were "pure intoxication"

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Armenia + 7 others
Speakers in General Assembly urge even-handed approaches to crisis

GA/9616
"Rwanda demonstrates what Kosovo might have become, had we not intervened in 1999 and Kosovo demonstrates what Rwanda might have been, had we intervened in 1994", Bronislaw Geremek, the Foreign Minister of Poland, told the General Assembly this afternoon as it continued its general debate.

"We have learned that what should not repeat itself is the unacceptable inaction which occurred in the past", he stressed. Could the new outbreaks of conflict in Kosovo and East Timor have been averted and was there the political will to head them off in

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Warring parties in Congo test their fragile peace pact

Rwanda and Uganda sent more troops to the Congo last week.
Lara Santoro, Special to The Christian Science Monitor

NAIROBI, KENYA - Despite pledges of restraint to prevent the unraveling of their alliance, Uganda and Rwanda seem to be moving toward a second armed confrontation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Both sides deployed two battalions, roughly 1,500 men each, near Rutshuru in the far east of Congo last week. Experts say the move may lead to the opening of a third front in the vast central African country between the Ugandan People's Defense Forces and the Rwandan

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Burundi + 3 others
IRIN Update No. 767 for Central and Eastern Africa

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AFRICA: Annan calls for promoting humanitarianism to stop conflict

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for promoting human security and human development in a bid to stop conflict in Africa. In a progress report to the Security Council on Sunday, Annan said ensuring that the abuse of humanitarian assistance did not prolong

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