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30 Jun 2000 description


‘Vulnerable Water’
Jose Hueb, WHO
Water, Sanitation and Health
Department of Protection of the Human Environment

Approximately 1.1 billion people globally do not have access to adequate supplies of clean drinking water and about 2.5 billion people have no access to adequate sanitation facilities. More than 2 billion people, most of them children, die annually from diarrhoeal diseases which are closely related to lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

30 Jun 2000 description


Ethiopia
Rainfall was adequate in amount and spatial distribution during the first ten days of May for early main season farming activities in most agricultural areas. The rains then began to withdraw from the eastern half of the country and became more scattered in the west. By the last ten days of May, dry conditions typical of this month were established over most of the country.

30 Jun 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

30 Jun 2000 description
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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

30 Jun 2000 description
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[IRIN thanks the Somali National Conference Technical Committee and Conference Committee for assistance in compiling this list, and individuals who helped make it as complete as possible. As no official list is available, IRIN welcomes clarifications and additions and apologises for unintentional omissions or other errors.]

30 Jun 2000 description
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SUDAN: Bashir calls for national reconciliation talks

29 Jun 2000 description

SACB CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

29 Jun 2000 description
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SUDAN: Kofi Annan appeals for end to fighting around Bahr el-Ghazal

29 Jun 2000 description
report UN Security Council


Press Release SC/6883
Djibouti Updates Council on Somali National Peace Conference

Under-Secretary-General Kieran Prendergast told the Security Council today that it must "not fall prey to cynicism and despair and give up on Somalia", as he briefed the Council on the political, security and humanitarian situation there. On the contrary, he added, it should give renewed support to the Somali National Peace Conference currently under way in Djibouti.

29 Jun 2000 description

SANAA, June 28 (AFP) - Yemen is hosting 73,000 refugees registered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, most of them from Somalia, the official news agency SABA said Wednesday.

29 Jun 2000 description
report Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS (June 29) XINHUA - A senior U.N. official Thursday called on the international community to assist Djibouti financially in its peace initiative for Somalia in a bid to restore peace in the war-torn African country.

Kieran Prendergast, U.N. under-secretary-general for political affairs, made the statement as he was briefing an open Security Council debate on the current political and security situation in Somalia, the first of its kind in recent years.

29 Jun 2000 description

The Security Council this morning began an open debate on Somalia by hearing a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast on the latest developments there, particularly the opening of the second round of the Somali Peace Conference in Arta, Djibouti, on June 15.

29 Jun 2000 description

The United Nations Security Council today condemned the continuing human rights violations in Somalia - particularly attacks by armed groups on innocent civilians and humanitarian personnel - and urged Somali factions to participate in the peace process initiated by the President of Djibouti.

29 Jun 2000 description

Rome/Geneva, Thursday, 29 June, 2000 - The drought stricken countries of the Horn of Africa will need long-term commitment and support from their governments, the United Nations system, donor countries and from non-governmental organizations to improve their food security and protect their people against future disasters, according to an interim report by the Inter-Agency Task Force.
The report was endorsed by the executive heads of the ten organizations of the Task Force during a meeting hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at its headquarters today.

29 Jun 2000 description

Mogadishu, Somalia: Vaccinators, warlords and militia in Mogadishu all came together this week to bring the fight against polio to the city for the first time since 1998.

28 Jun 2000 description

MOGADISHU, June 28 (AFP) - A week of factional clashes in southern Somalia's Lower Shabelle region has left some 59 people dead, many of them non-combattant civilians, witnesses told AFP on Wednesday.

Fighting between the Garre and Gido subclans continued Wednesday, Gido elder Mohamed Mayow Nur told AFP, adding that 18 people had been killed in clashes there since Tuesday morning, bringing the total number of dead to 59.

A 90-year-old man died when his home was torched by militiamen from one of the warring groups, said Nur, who was contacted by field radio.

28 Jun 2000 description
report IRIN

SUDAN: Turabi launches new political party