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31 Oct 2000 description


31 Oct 2000 description

1.1 Basic Epidemiology training focuses of Ebola

WHO basic epidemiology training this month focused on " Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (VHF)- and specifically Ebola" This was chosen as a timely topic to make sure that WHO provides technical guidance in the face of an Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Uganda.

31 Oct 2000 description

by John Nyaga

RUMBEK, Sudan, Oct 31 (AFP) - Fours year ago, Mary Agar Madol was forced to seek refugee in the barracks of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) when militiamen loyal to the Sudanese government killed her father and abducted her mother.

Mary, 10, is one of six girls and about 400 boys, former child soldiers with the SPLA, who have joined the Deng Nhial Primary School run by the civilian administration and supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in this rebel-held town.

30 Oct 2000 description

Visit of Carol Bellamy to Rumbek
UNICEF Executive Director launches Community Centre in Cueicok

UNICEF Executive Director, Carol Bellamy, inaugurated the newly built Community Centre in Cueicok Village in Rumbek County on 22 October. She also launched the sub-national national immunization days for Polio in Cheicok Village Community Centre Primary Health Care Unit and over 1,000 children under five years of age were vaccinated.

30 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

HORN OF AFRICA: Eritrea says "little progress" in Algiers

30 Oct 2000 description

The World Food Programme wishes to thank donors for their continued generosity. This year donors have contributed over US $ 1.3 billion, and WFP has used these resources to mobilise over 3.1 million tons of food aid distributed to needy people.

27 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

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 Oct 2000 description

Nimule in southern Sudan was bombed by the Government of Sudan (GoS) on 22 October. JRS operates an education program for internally displaced people in Nimule. "This morning, a bomber plane of Sudan passed over Adjumani at around 8.15am," said JRS in northern Uganda. "Later, we got a report from Nimule that the plane had dropped two rounds of 12 bombs each around the Diocese of Torit (DOT) church (seven bombs), near the nursery (four bombs), and near the JRS house (the rest of the bombs). No injuries were reported."

26 Oct 2000 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Sudan rebels accused the government on Thursday of bombing a camp housing thousands of war-displaced civilians, in violation of a special truce agreed by both sides in their 17-year-old civil war.

George Garang, spokesman for the main rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), said government warplanes bombed the camp near the southern town of Ikotos on Wednesday.

''We believe there were a number of casualties, but we are still assessing the damage,'' Garang told Reuters.

''Thirty bombs were dropped in two …

26 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

State of emergency to be lifted

25 Oct 2000 description

Says Sudanese government bombing innocent civilians

President Clinton October 25 expressed his deep concern about reports that the government of Sudan is bombing innocent civilians in the southern part of the country.

"If the government of Sudan seeks to demonstrate to the international community that it is prepared to act according to international norms and the rule of law," President Clinton said in a written statement, "it must allow full and immediate access for humanitarian organizations seeking to provide relief to Sudan's …

25 Oct 2000 description

When the heads of 26 United Nations organizations gather in New York for a meeting of the United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) on 27 October, one of the issues they will focus on is hunger in the Horn of Africa.

25 Oct 2000 description

KHARTOUM, Oct 25 (AFP) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Sudanese authorities have taken measures to prevent the Ebola fever from spreading from Uganda to Sudan, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

24 Oct 2000 description

United Nations -- Women are an "under-utilized positive force for peace," U.S. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg said October 24.