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30 Jan 1998 description

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, January 30, 1998.

30 Jan 1998 description

WFP EMERGENCY REPORT


Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

Report No. 05 of 1998 Date: 30 January 1998

This report includes: A) East Africa I: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda B) Sudan C) East Africa II: Somalia and Kenya Floods D) Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo/Brazzaville E) Iraq F) Resourcing Update.
29 Jan 1998 description

ICRC NEWS 04


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SOMALIA: ICRC COMBATS CHOLERA OUTBREAK IN MOGADISHU: Although the deyr, the shorter of Somalia's two rainy seasons, should have long been over by now, rain continues to fall in areas hit by torrential downpours since last October.

28 Jan 1998 description

After an unseasonable 2-month-long deluge, Somalia's deyr (secondary season) rains began tapering off in December. Nevertheless, responding to the aftermath of the catastrophic floods remains the focus of aid agencies, NGO's, and affected communities who face severe food shortages and serious health problems due to the collapse of water and sanitation systems.

28 Jan 1998 description
report CARE

Nairobi, January 28, 1998 -- Heavy rains caused by El Niño have exacerbated outbreaks of Rift Valley fever, cholera and malaria in Kenya's northeastern, eastern, central, coastal and Rift Valley provinces, as well as in southern Somalia, according to recent World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Rift Valley fever is a viral disease commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa. The virus is transmitted primarily by infected mosquitoes, other biting insects and occasionally by contact with the blood or body fluids of infected animals.

28 Jan 1998 description

Although Rift Valley fever has been confirmed in the current outbreak affecting humans and livestock in Kenya and Somalia, it is evident that other causes have contributed to the high rate of haemorrhagic symptoms and deaths among both humans and animals.

27 Jan 1998 description

SOMALIA INTER-AGENCY FLOOD RESPONSE

- Weekly Report / 21.1.- 27.1.98 -


Number of people reported killed to date: confirmed deaths: 2,161
Number of people remaining at risk: approximately 1 Million

27 Jan 1998 description

NAIROBI : The World Food Programme warned today that unless donors provide new funding it will be forced to halt emergency airlifts and airdrops of food and other vital supplies to 1.1 million people cut off by floodwaters in remote areas of Kenya and Somalia.

Estimating that it will cost US$12 million to deliver by air an additional 16,000 metric tons of assistance between now and the end of March, WFP called on donors to make pledges immediately to avert the suspension of the air operations at the end of January. This is in addition to funds for food aid.

26 Jan 1998 description

Press Release WHO/13


Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is widely distributed in Kenya and Somalia, primarily in animals but also in humans, World Health Organization (WHO) officials investigating the disease outbreak in the two countries say. The estimated number of deaths in Kenya is now 350-400. These deaths are concentrated in Kenya's Northeastern Province and in southern Somalia, where after a critical review of the data from Somalia, a revised count indicates that 80 deaths are suspected to be due to haemorrhagic fever.

25 Jan 1998 description

HUMANITARIAN UPDATE


Update on Floods in Somalia.

23 Jan 1998 description

WFP EMERGENCY REPORT
Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme


Report No. 04 of 1998 Date:


This report includes: A) East Africa I: Impact of East Africa floods on regional operations, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda B) East Africa II: Floods - Somalia and Kenya C) Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo D) Iraq.

22 Jan 1998 description
report Voice of America

BYLINE=SONYA LAURENCE GREEN

22 Jan 1998 description

ICRC News 98/03

"We gathered everything we could: pieces of sheet metal, boards, uprooted bushes and cardboard floating on the water."
Sitting in front of a makeshift hut, the mother of a large group of ragged children relates her struggle for survival during the
recent flooding. The worst time was November, when the inhabitants of Marere were forced to seek refuge on dikes built
along the Juba river, near where it flows into the Indian Ocean. Protected from the torrent, several thousand people built the

20 Jan 1998 description

SOMALIA INTER-AGENCY FLOOD RESPONSE


- Weekly Report / 14.1.- 20.1.98 -


Number of people reported killed to date: confirmed deaths: 2,112
Number of people remaining at risk: approximately 1 Million

16 Jan 1998 description

THE UNCT MONITOR.
9 - 16 January 1998.


HUMANITARIAN UPDATE.


Update on Floods in Somalia.

16 Jan 1998 description

New York, Jan. 16, 1998 -- A Lutheran World Relief grant of $20,000 is for flood victims in Somalia. Overflow of the Juba and Shabelle rivers has flooded villages in the surrounding areas, leaving people temporarily or permanently homeless. Most of the food traditionally stored underground has been destroyed and standing crops are rotting under water. Chances of a second planting are uncertain. Latrines have been flooded, dysentery is on the rise and a severe outbreak of malaria

16 Jan 1998 description

WFP EMERGENCY REPORT
Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme


Report No. 03 of 1998 Date: 16 January 1998


This report includes: A) East Africa I: Floods - Somalia and Kenya B) East Africa II: Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda C) Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo D) Afghanistan.