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27 Apr 1999 description
report Oxfam

The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam GB's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. Note: in the context of this report, 'Oxfam' refers to Oxfam GB, unless specified otherwise.

27 Apr 1999 description
report Mercy Corps

From a Special to The Seattle Times by Dan O'Neill

27 Apr 1999 description
report Oxfam

The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam GB's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. Note: in the context of this report, 'Oxfam' refers to Oxfam GB, unless specified otherwise.

27 Apr 1999 description

Plus de 100 Médecins Sans Frontières travaillent actuellement au Monténégro, en Macédoine et en Albanie. Depuis le début de la crise, 22 avions cargo de MSF ont apporté du matériel de secours dans la zone.

27 Apr 1999 description

Rebels "surprised" by talks postponement

27 Apr 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 28 April (IRIN) - People fleeing the besieged government-held city of Malanje along a strategic humanitarian convoy route to the capital Luanda have increasingly come under attack by armed gunmen in recent days, the UN Humanitarian Assistance Coordination Unit (UCAH) said in its latest report.

27 Apr 1999 description

En Albanie, le Haut commissariat aux réfugiés a demandé aux ONG de se tenir prêtes à accueillir 50 à 60 000 personnes. Une colonne de réfugiés se trouverait près de Prizren à 18 kilomètres de la frontière de Morine o=F9 Médecins du Monde a installé un dispensaire sous tente. A Kukes, les équipes médicales continuent leurs consultations dans le camp de réfugiés du New Park ainsi qu'une campagne de vaccination. Elles assurent en outre des consultations itinérantes au moyen de cliniques mobiles dans les différents districts autour de la ville.

27 Apr 1999 description
report Oxfam

The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam GB's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. Note: in the context of this report, 'Oxfam' refers to Oxfam GB, unless specified otherwise.

27 Apr 1999 description
report IRIN

WHAT THE LEADERS SAY - POLITICAL SITUATION AND THE BENADIR ADMINISTRATION

27 Apr 1999 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

27 Apr 1999 description
report Council of Europe

STRASBOURG, 27.04.99 - The official ceremony held in the Palais de l'Europe was attended by Georgian President Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, Hungarian Foreign Minister and Chairman-in-Office of the Committee of Ministers Janos MARTONYI, and Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly President Lord RUSSELL-JOHNSTON.

27 Apr 1999 description

By Paul Goble
Even as NATO continues its air strikes against Yugoslavia, ever more Western leaders are beginning to focus on what the Western alliance should do in the Balkans after the bombing has stopped.

Such discussions are likely to intensify now that the alliance has issued a communique that suggests its member states are at least as interested in a diplomatic resolution of the conflict as in continuing to use military power to achieve their original aims.

27 Apr 1999 description

"Al- Ittihad" reported in Dubai on 26 April that the United Arab Emirates' armed forces will reconstruct a disused airport in Kukes to speed up the flow of aid to Kosova refugees, AP reported. The airport will be capable of receiving 150 tons of aid a day. It has a 3,000 foot runway and will be equipped with a mobile control tower and an area for storing cargo. Meanwhile, no refugees arrived in Kukes on 26 April. The total number of refugees there is currently estimated at 90,000.

27 Apr 1999 description

Abkhaz Prosecutor-General Anri Djergenia met with Georgian Minister of State Vazha Lortkipanidze outside Tbilisi on 26 April to discuss the "Decision on Further Measures Toward a Settlement of the Conflict in Abkhazia, Georgia," adopted by the CIS heads of state at their 2 April summit, Caucasus Press reported.

27 Apr 1999 description

Interior Minister Sergei Stepashin pledged on 26 April that the border between Chechnya and Stavropol Oblast "will be closed for gangsters, not for civilians. This willeffectively be a war zone," Interfax reported. Stepashin added that four combat helicopters will patrol the border constantly with orders to eliminate gangsters who are uncovered. Stepashin is visiting Kursk Raion in Stavropol,which has recently experienced a rash of kidnappings and killings, including the slaying of four policemen on 6April (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 8 April 1999).

27 Apr 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

Refugee estimates : 583,050, an increase of 2,750 people since yesterday.

  • 365,500 into Albania (up by 1,000)
  • 138,750 into Macedonia (up by 2,250)

  • 63,800 into Montenegro (down by 500)
27 Apr 1999 description

A spreading forest fire in Indonesian Borneo's West Kalimantan province has caused increased air pollution in the region and renewed concerns of haze problems

The Kompas newspaper said the smoke had not yet disrupted flights in and out of the provincial capital Palangkaraya but the airport staff were on alert.

It was believed the fire, outside Palankaraya was started in a land clearing operation.

The head of the Central Kalimantan Transporation office, Nugroho Basoki, said if steps were not taken to prevent people clearing land with fire, the 1997 disaster would be repeated.

27 Apr 1999 description

PYONGYANG - The United Nations World Food Programme said on Tuesday its monitors reported North Korea had run out of food for general distribution from its last harvest, starting the hardest months of the year for much of the population hit by famine.

27 Apr 1999 description


Note: the text below is currently published daily, while the figures in the "Displacement Statistics" table are updated as they are confirmed
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