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Afghanistan + 15 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 35 of 2000

This report includes: A) West and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Iran; B) Southern Caucasus; Georgia and Armenia; C) Horn of Africa: Kenya, Eritrea and Ethiopia; D) Great Lakes Region: Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi; E) Latin America: Colombia, Honduras and Nicaragua
From Francesco Strippoli, Senior Humanitarian Adviser. Available on the Internet on the WFP Home, Page or by e-mail from Zlatan.Milisic@wfp.org. For information on resources, donors are requested to contact Aleesa.Blum@wfp.org or Marius.deGaayFortman@wfp.org at WFP Rome,
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Burundi + 7 others
JRS Dispatches No. 77

Refugee news briefings
SUDAN: INCREASED BOMBING OF CIVILIAN TARGETS

Aerial bombardment of civilians by the Government of Sudan (GoS) escalated during July with at least 250 bombs dropped in more than 33 incidents. At the end of the month, five aircraft chartered by aid agencies were bombed. A sixth such incident early in August prompted the UN to suspend relief flights for about a week until it received security assurances from GoS. Since then, bombing of civilians has continued. On 22 August, 15 bombs were dropped near a relief agency compound in southeast

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Burundi + 4 others
IRIN Update 1001 for the Great Lakes

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BURUNDI: Tutsi parties reconsider signing peace accord

Four Tutsi political parties which refused to sign the Arusha peace accord said they were ready to reconsider their position. "We are not saying that signing is out of the question, we have forwarded conditions and we are waiting for the reply from the

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Angola + 15 others
Food supply situation and crop prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa No. 2/00

August 2000
INTRODUCTION

This is the second of three annual issues of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in relief operations.

Part I focuses on the continuing critical

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Afghanistan + 19 others
WHO: EHA Highlights Issue 2, Aug 2000

New documents published in August and available at EHA:
  • Angola: Update on the Situation of Meningitis in the Country
  • Angola: Epidemic Outbreaks Update
  • Kosovo Health Talks 30 and 31
  • Health Situation Report West Timor
  • Interim Health Policy Guidelines for Kosovo
  • Humanitarian Action and Public Health in Disasters. Allocation of National and International Resources, EHA Paper for the World Congress on Medicine and Health, Hanover 21 July - 20 August
For comments, further information and requests, please contact:
WHO/EHA, External Relations
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Burundi + 4 others
IRIN Update 1000 for the Great Lakes

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BURUNDI: Annan praises Arusha deal

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the agreement reached on 28 August in Arusha, northern Tanzania, by the parties to the Burundi peace process and the renewed hope it provides for a better future for Burundi. He regretted that not all parties have signed

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Angola + 6 others
Southern Africa: IRIN News Briefs, 30 August

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ZAMBIA-ANGOLA: Zambia broke diplomatic protocols - Angolan FM
Angola has accused Zambia of breaking diplomatic protocols by publicly announcing that two Angolan bombs were dropped on Zambian territory, news reports said on Wednesday.

"We are not sure that's entirely what happened," Angolan Foreign Minister Joao Pedro told AFP. Meanwhile, on Tuesday Angolan Defence Ministry spokesman Bravo da Rosa Kamaca was quoted by the Portuguese news agency 'LUSA' as saying that the "information was not correct". Pedro said Zambia should have consulted with a bilateral

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FEWS Uganda Food Security Update - June 2000

Summary
Poorly distributed rainfall characterized the first season, resulting in a reduction of approximately fifty percent in the national production of cereals -- maize, millet and sorghum. Lower than normal sorghum production in Kotido and Moroto Districts (Karamoja Region), following immediately on a very poor season in 1999, makes the situation there critical. This poor production will increase the risk of household food insecurity in a region where food stocks are meager and market supplies are severely restricted. FEWS NET expects a shortage of
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Lusaka ceasefire accord stalls DR Congo peace process: minister

HARARE, Aug 29 (AFP) - A ceasefire agreement signed by the warring parties that once aimed at ending the ongoing civil war in the Democractic Republic of Congo (DRC) has stalled the peace process and should be revised, DRC foreign minister said Tuesday.
Minister Abdoulaye Yerodia was quoted by the domestic ZIANA news agency saying the "obsolete" Lusaka peace agreement should be amended now, if the process to end war was to be speeded up.

"If we follow the Lusaka peace agreement, it will be used by our oppressors to prolong their stay in our country,"

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Burundi + 5 others
IRIN Update 999 for the Great Lakes

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BURUNDI: Parties sign scaled-down accord

Thirteen of the 19 parties, represented at the Arusha peace process in Tanzania, signed a power-sharing deal on Monday aimed at ending Burundi's brutal civil conflict. Six small hardline Tutsi parties declined to sign, attracting international criticism and

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UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) Fact Sheet

MONUC
UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION MISSION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
LOCATION

Democratic Republic of the Congo and the subregion

HEADQUARTERS

  • Kinshasa
  • Liaison offices in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Bujumbura (Burundi), Harare (Zimbabwe), Kampala (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), Lusaka (Zambia), Windhoek (Namibia)
DURATION: 30 November 1999 to present

CURRENT MANDATE

31 August to 15 October 2000 (Security Council resolution 1316 of 23 August 2000)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

Kamel Morjane (Tunisia)

FORCE COMMANDER

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Mid-year 2000: Uganda: Residents Flee Insurgent Attacks

Uganda's massive internally displaced population - numbering 450,000 or more when the year began - grew larger during the first six months of 2000 as insurgent attacks continued to push families from their homes in northern and southwestern regions of the country.
At the end of July, aid workers and government officials agreed that at least a half-million people were displaced, and perhaps far more. A government report in July estimated that 830,000 Ugandans were uprooted within their own country; a UN humanitarian report put the number at more than 700,000.
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Burundi + 4 others
IRIN Update 998 for the Great Lakes

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BURUNDI: Clinton arrives in Arusha

US President Bill Clinton arrived in Arusha on Monday, but it was increasingly doubtful if he would be able to witness the signing of an historic Burundi peace deal - the main purpose of his visit. News agencies reported that despite hours of talks over the weekend and on Monday with international mediator former South African

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Angola + 10 others
IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 34 covering the period 19-25 Aug 2000

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SOMALIA: Stage set for presidential voting

The field of contenders running for the presidency of Somalia has narrowed down to 28 candidates ahead of Friday's historic vote in Arta, Djibouti, by members of the country's new Transitional National Assembly. Conference sources told IRIN that voting for the new

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Burundi + 4 others
IRIN Update 997 for the Great Lakes

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BURUNDI: Rebel FNL meets Mandela

The rebel PALIPEHUTU-FNL, which has hitherto refused to take part in the Arusha peace process, held talks with the peace process mediator Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Friday. Burundi analyst Jan van Eck of the South Africa-based Centre for Conflict Resolution told

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Burundi + 4 others
Bulletin quotidien d'information No. 997 pour la région des Grands Lacs

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BURUNDI: Le FNL rencontre Mandela

Le groupe rebelle PALIPEHUTU-FNL, qui avait jusqu'à présent refusé de prendre part au processus de paix d'Arusha,

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Angola + 10 others
Bulletin hebdomadaire d'information 34 pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est

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(Du 19 au 25 août 2000)

SOMALIE: Tout est prêt pour l'élection présidentielle

Le nombre de candidats à la présidence somalienne était tombé à 28 à la veille du vote historique de vendredi à Arta (Djibouti) par les membres de la nouvelle Assemblée Nationale de Transition du pays. Des sources proches de la conférence ont indiqué à

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World Food Programme requests aid for north-eastern Uganda

Kampala (dpa) - The U.N. World Programme launched an appeal Wednesday to the international community to provide funds urgently needed to keep running a feeding progamme for more than 250,000 people in north-eastern Uganda.
The agency warned that unless relief comes in time for food deliveries to proceed, the situation in the region inhabited by the primitive Karamojong tribe might get out of control.

The U.N.'s food arm, based in Rome, has been delivering maize, pulses and oil to the drought-stricken region since

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Angola + 4 others
IRIN Update 995 for the Great Lakes

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DRC: Angola raps Kabila

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos last week reprimanded DRC President Laurent-Desire Kabila in view of his "negative attitude" towards the peace process in the country. According to a private independent Angolan newspaper 'Agora', "authorised sources" quoted dos Santos as saying that Kabila's allies (Angola,

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Uganda/Congo: Resurgence of Inter-Ethnic Violence

Uganda Must Rein in Congo Troops
(New York, August 23, 2000) -- In a letter to President Museveni of Uganda released today, Human Rights Watch condemned the resurgence of inter-ethnic violence in Ugandan-controlled areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The violence is occurring between opposing members of the Congolese Hema and Lendu tribes and civilian casualties are mounting. Recent disputes among the leaders of the Ugandan-backed rebel Congolese Rally for Democracy - Liberation Movement (RCD-ML) which claims
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