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Afghanistan + 15 others
WHO: EHA Highlights Issue 1, Jul 2000


New documents published in July and available from EHA:

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Angola + 11 others
Deputy Secretary-General addressing Security Council Debate on Children in Armed Conflict, calls Plight of War-Affected Children Unacceptable

DSG/SM/102, SC/6898
Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette's opening remarks, delivered yesterday, to the Security Council debate on children and armed conflict:

Let me first thank you, Madam President, for convening this open debate of the Security Council on children and armed conflict.

The problem which brings us here today is one of the most disturbing human security issues facing the international community. It is also a great challenge to the United Nations, one which is close to the heart of the Secretary-General. He therefore deeply regrets

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Afghanistan + 9 others
Wealthy countries not responding to the health needs of people in emergencies

Press Release WHO/50
Five out of 21 appeals to international donors to support life-saving programmes for peoples hit by war, population displacement and natural disaster have produced a resounding zero response so far this year, according to a review by the World Health Organization (WHO), released today. And a further four appeals have achieved less than 10 % of the money needed to restore any semblance of basic health care.

Hardest hit are Burundi, the Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sudan and the Indonesian islands of Maluku where, despite

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Angola + 11 others
Security Council holds debate on children and armed conflict


Security Council - 4176thMeeting
Morning & Afternoon
Child soldiering must be curbed by mobilizing political pressure, addressing the economic, social and political factors behind the phenomenon, and enhancing capacities on the ground for receiving and rehabilitating child soldiers, Olara Otunnu, the Secretary-General's Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, told the Security Council today.

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Angola + 6 others
Bulletin quotidien d'information No. 975 pour la région des Grands Lacs

Report
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Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
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GRANDS LACS : Les humanitaires 'recollent les morceaux'

Un rapport de l'ONU sur la situation dans les Grands Lacs relève qu'avec la poursuite de la guerre dans la région, la communauté humanitaire doit 'recoller les morceaux' et aider les fragiles communautés à essayer de rester unies. Une revue de milieu de trimestre sur la région, produite par l'Appel consolidé inter-agences de l'ONU, a

IRIN:

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Holbrooke testimony at Senate Foreign Relations Committee

U.S. Department of State
Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Washington, DC July 12, 2000
As prepared for delivery

Mr. Chairman, it is an honor to be here today to testify before your committee. Your continued interest in African issues, and this committee's leadership, are absolutely essential in our common effort to help the people of Africa develop a future of peace, prosperity, and freedom. As you know, Mr. Chairman, along with President Clinton and

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Angola + 4 others
Kenya: IRIN Feature - Part 2 Ugandan rebels tell their story

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IRIN
NAIROBI, 11 July (IRIN) - Former rebels of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), hanging out in Nairobi's Uhuru Park, have explained how they were recruited to fight in places as far away as Angola and Ethiopia.
The ex-rebels - who are waiting to take advantage of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's amnesty offer - say most of them were unwilling recruits to the LRA rebellion. "Persuasion and enticement were the bait used to lure many into the movement, besides forceful abductions," they state. "It happens to majority of
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A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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