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31 Dec 1999 description
report InterAction


A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies
A Guide to Advocacy, Development and Humanitarian Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies
Produced by the Disaster Response Unit of InterAction ®
American Council for Voluntary International Action
1717 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. #701,
Washington D.C. 20036
phone (202)667-8227 fax (202) 667-8236
http://www.interaction.org

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30 Dec 1999 description

This report includes: A) Venezuela - floods B) Indonesia - East Timor C) Angola D) Sudan E) East Africa: Burundi and Tanzania.

30 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 30 December (IRIN) - Angola's humanitarian crisis is expected to last well into the New Year even if an end to the country's quarter century of civil war was imminent, a senior humanitarian official told IRIN on Thursday.

30 Dec 1999 description

Angolans in conflict zones will continue to need significant humanitarian assistance in the coming year, a UN relief official said today.
Speaking to the IRIN news service, Marjolaine Martin of the UN Humanitarian Assistance Coordination Unit said UN agencies and non-governmental organizations had provided food and other relief aid to some 550,000 Angolan in 1999.

According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, two million Angolans need relief aid and another three million people are entirely inaccessible because of fighting.

29 Dec 1999 description

In Angola, after a long period of escalating tension, the political situation between government and rebel forces gave way to war when, in December of 1998, government troops attacked the rebel UNITA strongholds of Bailundo and Andulo. Sadly, this return to full scale armed conflict occurred shortly after the November 1998 anniversary of the Lusaka Peace Accord.

29 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

ANGOLA: UNITA calls for negotiations with government

28 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

ANGOLA: Government claims capture of strategic rebel base

28 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 28 December (IRIN) - Nicholas Howen, Chief of the Human Rights Division for the United Nations Office in Angola (UNOA) has paid tribute to Angolan journalists and the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in their fight for press freedom and human rights journalism in Angola.

27 Dec 1999 description
report Marek Enterprise

Angolan military forces (FAA) have announced the capture of the traditional UNITA stronghold at Jamba in southeast Angola, and say they have secured the entire border with Namibia, meaning that UNITA will be hard-pressed to fall back into Namibian territory. AP has reported that Namibian Defense Forces (NDF) participated with their FAA ally in the operation. Reuters reported on December 27 that Angolan state radio said 200 UNITA soldiers were captured in the process.

24 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

24 Dec 1999 description


Office of the Regional Humanitarian Advisor for the Great Lakes, OCHA Nairobi
Updated version as of 24 December 1999

23 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 23 December (IRIN) - Angolan and Namibian defence forces blasted suspected UNITA rebel strongholds in southern Angola from positions on the Namibian side of the border sending villagers in some areas fleeing for safety in the bush, according to news reports and diplomats on Thursday.

23 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

ZAMBIA: UNHCR revises Angolan refugee influx upwards

22 Dec 1999 description


HIGHLIGHTS
Angola. Government offensives in the Central Highlands have resulted in new displacement and subsequent humanitarian needs. Very high prevalences of malnutrition have once more been re-ported in Malange among children and also adults, and thus the situation has not improved since the last survey in June and affects both IDPs and the resident population.

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.

22 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 22 December (IRIN) - As fighting raged all week along Angola's border with Namibia, European diplomats told IRIN on Wednesday they were concerned at the worsening humanitarian situation and reports of serious human rights violations.