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04 Nov 1998 description
report IRIN

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.

04 Nov 1998 description

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.

04 Nov 1998 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

04 Nov 1998 description

Ghion Hagos, PANA Correspondent

04 Nov 1998 description

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

04 Nov 1998 description


Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0339
CENTRAL AMERICA - HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM MITCH
EL SALVADOR, COSTA RICA, GUATEMALA, NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS
OCHA SITUATION REPORT NO. 9
4 NOVEMBER 1998

General

04 Nov 1998 description

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 …

04 Nov 1998 description
report Oxfam

Community Aid Abroad is asking Australians for donations to help central American countries devastated by Hurricane Mitch.
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.

04 Nov 1998 description

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 …

04 Nov 1998 description

Honduras - helicopters available for aid

04 Nov 1998 description

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.

04 Nov 1998 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tracy Geoghegan (202) 637-6206

04 Nov 1998 description
report Trócaire

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.

04 Nov 1998 description

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.