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22 Nov 1999 description

Activities Suspended in Regroupment Camps in Burundi: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended its intervention in the regroupment camps in the rural province of Bujumbura, Burundi. Following the increased insecurity in and around Bujumbura, the population of the province has been regrouped into some 50 camps around the capital. Approximately 300,000 people - nearly two thirds of the population of the province - are living in these camps.

19 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

U N I T E D N A T I O N S
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

19 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

Refugees flee ethnic clashes to Uganda, Kenya

19 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est

Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129

18 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

KENYA: "Stranded" refugees back in Ethiopian camps

15 Nov 1999 description


Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UN Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN agencies, media sources, the Ethiopian Government and NGOs.
Highlights

15 Nov 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. November 15 1999

The war between Ethiopia and Eritrea has displaced hundreds of thousands of people

JUSTIN PEARCE reports

"It was eight months ago the police took him away," Maryam recalls. "First they take the husband to starve the wife."

15 Nov 1999 description

KIGALI, Rwanda (PANA) - Africa's human rights situation is continuing to arouse a great deal of concern in several countries, noted the 26th ordinary session of the African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) which ended on Monday in Kigali.

15 Nov 1999 description

Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UN Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN agencies, media sources, the Ethiopian Government and NGOs.

Highlights

  • The federal Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission has released a bridging appeal covering expected emergency relief needs in Ethiopia for the three month period January to March 2000. During this initial period the appeal estimates that 5,779,3000 people will need 260,069 MT of relief assistance;

15 Nov 1999 description

Press Release 99/70 C/5
Rome, November 15, 1999 -- While increasing numbers of people face food emergencies, the causes are changing, suggest two UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports released today. "For the first time, human induced disasters such as civil strife and economic crises have more effect on food shortages than nature-induced crises," said Dr. Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director General of FAO.

14 Nov 1999 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan refugees who have been stranded at the Ethiopia-Kenyan border town of Moyale for two weeks, after being denied entry into Kenya from Ethiopia, have appealed to the UN High Commission for Refugees to relocate them to another country.

12 Nov 1999 description
report UN General Assembly


Press Release GA/SHC/3558 - 19991112
Hazards from Internal Strife Said to Complicate Work of Agency; Stability, Post-Conflict Recovery Now Critical to Relief Efforts

Refugee issues today could not be discussed without reference to security, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) this morning as it began considering questions related to refugees.

12 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 12 November (IRIN) - Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, elected in May, on Thursday warned of deteriorating relations between his country and Eritrea. In a BBC interview, he accused Eritrea of supporting Djiboutian rebels and said the two countries were "almost in a state of war".

11 Nov 1999 description

Security Council members today urged both Ethiopia and Eritrea to exercise maximum restraint in their conflict and voiced concern at the deteriorating humanitarian situation.

09 Nov 1999 description

Assessment Mission: 5 - 15 October 1999
By Dechassa Lemessa, UN-EUE Assistant Field Officer

05 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

05 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél.: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

04 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

ETHIOPIA: Repatriation of Kenyan refugees suspended