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28 Feb 1999 description


Produced in collaboration with IRI
International Research Institute For Climate Prediction
This El Niño/La Niña Update is based on information obtained from the national Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of WMO Member States and affiliated organizations. Information contained herein is current as of 18 February 1999. Extracts may be freely used elsewhere provided acknowledgement of their source is made. Users are strongly advised to contact their NMHS for more detailed information.

INTRODUCTION

26 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

26 Feb 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

26 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

26 Feb 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

26 Feb 1999 description

This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia - Kosovo B) Cambodia C) Sudan D) East and Central Africa: Tanzania, DR Congo and Congo/Brazzaville E) Sierra Leone F) Guinea.

26 Feb 1999 description

GENEVA, Feb 26 (AFP) - A meningitis epidemic has killed 175 people in Sudan since December, with more than 1,000 cases counted, the World Health Organization said Friday.

"WHO is very worried," spokesmanGregory Harl said, adding that the incidence of meningitis in Sudan represented fully half of all cases reported in Africa since January.

26 Feb 1999 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By David Fox

NAIROBI, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A leading international aid agency says the United Nations has allowed thousands of tons of food meant for famine victims in south Sudan to be misappropriated at a cost of millions of dollars to donors. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a report issued on Friday that Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) -- a consortium of U.N.

25 Feb 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

25 Feb 1999 description

World Food Programme - Rome

25 Feb 1999 description

Briefly

It is time to rethink a peace strategy to end the civil war in Sudan.

24 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

24 Feb 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
e-mail: irin@ocha.unon.org

ETHIOPIA/ERITREA: Heavy fighting continues in Badme

Heavy fighting continued today (Wednesday) between Ethiopian and Eritrean troops along the Badme front. "The fighting is extremely intensive since yesterday (Tuesday) morning," Eritrean government spokesman Yemane Ghebremeskel told IRIN today.

23 Feb 1999 description
report World Vision

Reported by Nigel Marsh, East Africa communications manager

23 Feb 1999 description

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has said he is prepared to accept a separate state in southern Sudan if that will end the country's 15-year-old civil war. Speaking during an interview on Saturday with the Jezira Satellite Channel, a Qatari TV station, al Bashir also noted that the 1997 Sudan Peace Agreement acknowledges Southerners' right to self-determination. The agreement provides for a referendum on self-determination for the south.

23 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

23 Feb 1999 description

A bomber from the Sudanese government airforce dropped today 24 bombs over the Norwegian People's Aid hospital in Yei. One person was killed and six were injured in the attack.

23 Feb 1999 description

News Article by PANA on February 23, 1999 at 09:54:40: