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29 Mar 1999 description
report Africa News Service

All Africa News (March 29, 1999) - Dinka and Nuer chiefs including church and community leaders met in a peace and reconciliation conference at Wunlit, Tonj county in Bahr el Ghazal between February 27 to March 8 under the auspices of the New Sudan Council of Churches NSCC.

It was the first meeting of its kind after more than seven and a half years of fierce fighting following the split of the SPLA in August 28, 1991. Our Correspondent Makur Kot Dhuor attended and reports on the deliberations.

27 Mar 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 Mar 1999 description

This report includes: A) Sudan B) Somalia C) Zambia - refugee influx D) Afghanistan E) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis.

26 Mar 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 Mar 1999 description

NAIROBI, KENYA -- When two freelance German journalists were recently sponsored by another non-governmental organization (NGO) to investigate humanitarian activities in South Sudan, they discovered that their own government was involved in sponsoring a successful food project in Bahr El Ghazal in association with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

25 Mar 1999 description

World Food Programme - Rome

24 Mar 1999 description

At a Glance

  • Flow of refugees into Zambia from DRC's Katanga province continues 7,000 Sierra Leonean refugees registered in Guinea in two weeks
  • Thousands of Rwandans have returned spontaneously to the northwest, according to officials
  • Tanzania-Burundi-UNHCR tripartite meeting planned for late March is postponed
  • Work advances on camps for Angolan and Congolese refugees in the DRC
GREAT LAKES

REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The U.N.

23 Mar 1999 description

UNITED NATIONS - Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, appealed to the international community today to quickly increase aid to Sudan in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis reminiscent of last year's severe food shortages which caused the deaths of thousands of Sudanese.

23 Mar 1999 description


Testimony of ROGER WINTER, Executive Director, U.S. COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEES
"SUDAN'S HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND THE U.S. RESPONSE"

Submitted to the SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS

MARCH 23, 1999

Introduction

I am Roger Winter, executive director of the U.S. Committee for Refugees. Thank you for conducting this hearing on Sudan. I appreciate the opportunity to testify.

22 Mar 1999 description

The Sudan was at risk of a potential repeat of last year's crisis situation when there had not been enough food to maintain the basic level of sustenance, Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), told correspondents at a Headquarters' press briefing this afternoon. In last year's great tragedy, she added, people had died because the international community had not had access. This year, there was access, but the same tragedy could happen again because there was not enough food.

21 Mar 1999 description

General Situation
The security situation in southern Sudan was quite calm during the reporting period. However suspected outbreaks of Meningitis and Cholera in Bahr el Gazal and Upper Nile remained a source of concern. WHO and UNICEF have sent in testing kits and medicine to contain the situation.

Workshops

A security workshop (4/99) began on 21st March for 35 candidates.

Programmes

Health

Diarrhoea outbreak

20 Mar 1999 description
report Africa News Service

NAIROBI (AANA) March 22 (All Africa News Agency, March 22, 1999) - On January 15 this year both the government in Khartoum and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army declared a cease-fire to last for three months. Since then the rebel side appears to have abided by its undertaking. The government side, by contrast, has not.