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22 Mar 1999 description

Boris Aroushanian, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the parliament of the unrecognized Nagorno- Karabakh Republic, has described the 11 March endorsement by the European Parliament of the OSCE Minsk Group's Karabakh peace proposal as "a hopeful sign," Interfax and Noyan Tapan reported on 18 March.

21 Mar 1999 description

General Situation
The security situation in southern Sudan was quite calm during the reporting period. However suspected outbreaks of Meningitis and Cholera in Bahr el Gazal and Upper Nile remained a source of concern. WHO and UNICEF have sent in testing kits and medicine to contain the situation.

Workshops

A security workshop (4/99) began on 21st March for 35 candidates.

Programmes

Health

Diarrhoea outbreak

20 Mar 1999 description
report Africa News Service

NAIROBI (AANA) March 22 (All Africa News Agency, March 22, 1999) - On January 15 this year both the government in Khartoum and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army declared a cease-fire to last for three months. Since then the rebel side appears to have abided by its undertaking. The government side, by contrast, has not.

20 Mar 1999 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA) - The International Commitee of the Red Cross claims that international humanitarian law instruments in Africa are being ignored by countries which are signatory to the Geneva convention, hence aggravating large scale massacres on the continent.

20 Mar 1999 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA) - At least 40 people were killed and 70 others wounded Friday in gun battles pitting Somali militiamen of warlord Musa Sudi Yalahow and those loyal to Mogadishu 'governor' Hussein Ali Ahmed, press reports quoting witnesses said Saturday in Nairobi.

20 Mar 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

19 Mar 1999 description

The expatriate team of Action against Hunger has just evacuated Mogadiscio the 19th of March due to security reasons. However, nutrition and water/sanitation programs are maintained and run by our local staff.

In the meantime Action contre la Faim has also developed a base in Marka, where water program should be soon elaborated.

19 Mar 1999 description

Jeudi 18 mars, de violents combats à l'arme lourde ont opposé deux milices rivales dans le nord de la capitale somalienne, dans le quartier du Karaan Market. Selon notre équipe locale, ces affrontements auraient causé la mort de plusieurs personnes.

19 Mar 1999 description

This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis B) Afghanistan C) Angola D) Sierra Leone E) East Africa: Tanzania and Rwanda.

19 Mar 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35

19 Mar 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 19 March (IRIN) - Swaziland's King Mswati III has warned that crime and wars were acting as stumbling blocks to foreign investment in the Southern Africa region.

19 Mar 1999 description

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

19 Mar 1999 description
report Save the Children

Latest Developments

19 Mar 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

19 Mar 1999 description

From Update N=B03 on ICRC activities in Iran/Iraq

19 Mar 1999 description

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (PANA) - A fresh wave of fighting has been reported between government troops and armed bandits called Ninjas loyal to former Prime Minister Bernard Kolelas in parts of the Pool region, south of Brazzaville.