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22 Dec 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

Wednesday, 22 December 1999: Humanitarian favouritism is threatening the lives and future of the most needy children and women in the developing world, UNICEF warned today at the launch of its annual humanitarian appeal for children and women in countries in crisis.

17 Dec 1999 description

This report includes: A) East Africa: Uganda and Burundi B) Sudan - WFP air operations C) Angola D) Sierra Leone E) Afghanistan F) Hunger Site - donating food through the Internet.

15 Dec 1999 description

Médecins Sans Frontières issues the "Top Ten" list of the year's most under-reported humanitarian stories. This second annual listing emphasizes forgotten wars in Angola, Burundi and Sri Lanka.

10 Dec 1999 description


Prepared by Mary Wareham, Human Rights Watch
For the First Meeting of the Standing Committee of Experts on Stockpile Destruction
Geneva, Switzerland
9-10 December 1999
For more information or to make a clarification or comment, please contact:

Mary Wareham, Human Rights Watch
1630 Connecticut Ave NW, #500
Washington, USA 20009
Tel. 1-202-612-3456
Fax. 1-202-612-3333
Email. wareham@hrw.org

1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and On their Destruction

10 Dec 1999 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below left

03 Dec 1999 description

This report includes: A) Afghanistan B) Angola C) Sierra Leone D) Colombia - war displaced E) UN Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals for year 2000.

01 Dec 1999 description

Lecture by Mrs Sadako Ogata, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, At the Istituto Studi di Politica Internazionale
"On the Humanitarian Frontlines: New Challenges of Refugee Work"

15 Nov 1999 description

Press Release 99/70 C/5
Rome, November 15, 1999 -- While increasing numbers of people face food emergencies, the causes are changing, suggest two UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports released today. "For the first time, human induced disasters such as civil strife and economic crises have more effect on food shortages than nature-induced crises," said Dr. Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director General of FAO.

12 Nov 1999 description
report UN General Assembly


Press Release GA/SHC/3558 - 19991112
Hazards from Internal Strife Said to Complicate Work of Agency; Stability, Post-Conflict Recovery Now Critical to Relief Efforts

Refugee issues today could not be discussed without reference to security, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) this morning as it began considering questions related to refugees.

05 Nov 1999 description
report UN General Assembly

54th Session of the General Assembly, New York
Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished Delegates,

05 Nov 1999 description

This report includes: A) Sudan B) Angola C) Sierra Leone D) FR Yugoslavia- Kosovo, Serbia and Region E) Afghanistan F) Angola Appendix - Breakdown of November distribution plan.

20 Oct 1999 description

Officials and activists from all over the world meet to strategize against rising use of child soldiers.

19 Oct 1999 description
report World Bank

Washington DC, 19 October 1999
Thank you, Jim [Wolfensohn] for those very kind words.

Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a great honour to be invited to give the first in your new programme of "United Nations Lectures".

15 Oct 1999 description

This report includes: A) Burundi B) Tanzania C) Angola D) Djibouti E) Afghanistan F) Indonesia - East Timor.

28 Sep 1999 description


HIGHLIGHTS
Angola. The war in Angola continues to create acute humanitarian needs. The funding situation has improved and access by road has sporadically been possible, thus some humanitarian assistance is being delivered. High prevalences of malnutrition among children under five have been recorded in the besieged cities of Huambo, Malange and Kuito.