JOHANNESBURG, 4 November 1998 (IRIN) - Angola is withdrawing some of its combat units from the Congo to reinforce an offensive against UNITA at home, according to regional security sources.
Kisna Reka Internally Displaced Persons Camp Empties Out
UNHCR/Pristina reports that the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp at Kisna Reka, approximately 30 km southwest of Pristina, is now empty. Prior to the October 27 NATO deadline, 3,000 IDPs had been living under plastic in the open above the village of Kisna Reka. Following that deadline, the camp began to empty out, and as of November 3, nearly all IDPs have departed the remote mountain site.
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CENTRAL AMERICA - HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM MITCH
EL SALVADOR, COSTA RICA, GUATEMALA, NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS
OCHA SITUATION REPORT NO. 9
4 NOVEMBER 1998
KABUL, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement said on Wednesday it would allow nine expelled Western aid agencies to resume relief work in the capital Kabul because they had agreed to move to new accommodation.
"We have received letters from nine non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in which they have promised to relocate their operations to the Polytechnic (institute) compound," Raaz Mohammad, head of the Taleban planning ministry's department for NGOs, said.
More than 35 NGOs, largely funded by the European Commission, were expelled from …
Community Aid Abroad is asking Australians
for donations to help central American countries devastated by Hurricane
The hurricane's week long path of destruction has hit Honduras and Nicaragua (two of Latin America's poorest countries) particularly hard as well as causing havoc in El Salvador and Guatemala.
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DHAKA, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Bangladesh on Wednesday announced a plan to build dams and dredge rivers to protect the country from frequent deadly floods.
Flooding from July to September was the worst in Bangladesh's history and inundated three quarters of the country. More than 1,500 people died, millions were left homeless and the floods caused around $4.3 billion in losses, about 10 percent of gross domestic product.
"We have drawn up a policy to build dams, dredge rivers and raise roads to protect our people from floods," Water Resources Minister Abdur Razzak told …
Honduras - helicopters available for aid
AKRON, Pa. -- Central American Mennonites, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) workers and hosts of other friends and partners are in the midst of one of the largest MCC relief efforts in recent years. But this work is only the beginning of rebuilding life after Hurricane Mitch, the most devastating storm of the century to hit Central America.
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The death toll in the Hurricane Mitch disaster in Central America has soared with 5,273 confirmed deaths in Honduras alone and 11,085 people missing presumed dead, Trócaire stated yesterday.
ROBERTO GARRETON, Special Rapporteur on
the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
introduced his preliminary report, saying the situation of human rights in that country had not shown significant progress. There were still ethnic conflicts, and there were persecutions of opponents of the Government.