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14 May 1996 description

Original in: /HRNET/AFRICA
date : 11.03.96

Title: Sudan Human Rights Practices, 1995
Author: U.S. Department of State
Date: March 1996


13 May 1996 description

The World Food Programme has averted a major food crisis in the southern Liberian city of Buchanan, where Monday the Programme was unloading food for distribution among hundreds of thousands of hungry people.

13 May 1996 description

By Christian Jennings
BUJUMBURA, May 13 (Reuter) - Humanitarian sources in Burundi said on Monday more than 375 people, most or all Hutus, were massacred on May 3 in the northern village of Kivyuka.

13 May 1996 description

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tamara Pleitez
May 13, 1996

10 May 1996 description

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency's (ADRA) Sierra Leone office has just accepted a request by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to take over the care of 74 unaccompanied and orphaned children from Monrovia, Liberia. The orphanage has been managed by UNICEF and UNHCR. Last weeks attack on the orphanage prompted staff to evacuate the children to Sierra Leone.

10 May 1996 description
report IRIN

This is number 8 in a series of weekly reports from IRIN on general developments in the Great Lakes region. Sources for the information below include UN, NGO, ICRC and media reports. IRIN issues these reports for the benefit of the humanitarian community, but accepts no responsibility as to the accuracy of the original sources.

10 May 1996 description

Geneva (ICRC) - On 8, 9 and 10 May 1996, the authorities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorny Karabakh released 109 detainees captured in connection with the Nagorny Karabakh conflict. The release operation took place under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

10 May 1996 description
report IRIN

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10 May 1996 description
report Gemini News Service

Rising violence in Burundi has brought fears of a genocide to rival Rwanda's in 1994. Neighbouring Tanzania is worried that another refugee flood might suddenly pour over its border. Now, reports Gemini News Service, Tanzanian elder statesman Julius Nyerere has embarked on a peace mission with international backing.

09 May 1996 description

GENEVA, May 9 (Reuter) - Malaria, almost eradicated in Azerbaijan 25 years ago, is spreading fast in the former Soviet republic and could threaten its neighbours, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.

The U.N. agency said reported cases of the disease reached 2,802 in 1995 in 42 districts, roughly two-thirds of the trans-Caucasian state on the western shores of the Caspian Sea.