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31 Dec 1999 description

Points to Situations in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Great Lakes Region of Africa as Evidence of Work Still to Be Done

31 Dec 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. December 31 1999

30 Dec 1999 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

30 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129

29 Dec 1999 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

29 Dec 1999 description


With a new Secretary General now officially confirmed as well as other senior officers, the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is in a position to face the challenges that lie ahead. The rationalisation of the refugee operation in Mbarara and the restructuring recently implemented by the URCS, with Federation support will advance the development process while ensuring that the refugees continue to receive quality assistance.
appeal no. 01.13/99
period covered: January - September 1999

The context

28 Dec 1999 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

27 Dec 1999 description
report Marek Enterprise

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Congo Republic government have started an operation to integrate Rwandan refugees into Congolese society. IPS reported on December 21 that the operation, which has already begun, is intended to ensure that Rwandan refugees who fled to the republic more than two years ago are fully integrated socially and economically into the society. A total of 345 Rwandans from the refugee camp at Loukolela, 600 kilometers north of the capital Brazzaville, were transferred to the villages of Boleko and Bokouango in the La Cuvette region.

27 Dec 1999 description
report Marek Enterprise

Machete-wielding Rwandan rebels attacked a resettlement camp in northwestern Rwanda, hacking to death at least 30 people and injuring scores of others. AP reported that the attack occurred in Tamera, a village 50 miles northwest of Kigali, on the DR Congo border. Most of the victims were civilians. The rebels allegedly crossed over from Congo on December 23 and attacked during the evening hours. An army patrol arrived too late to do any good. It was the first such attack inside the country since Rwandan troops crossed into Congo in August 1998.

27 Dec 1999 description


Office of the UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Field Co-ordination Unit (OCHA)
Kinshasa, DRC
Kinshasa: Immeuble Royal, Gombe (243) 88 45 573; (243) 880 10 58; 871 762 073 730/1/2/3/4; fax: 00 871 682 288 882
Goma: ave. du Golfe, Katindo gauche; tel: (243) 888 53 97; (243) 888 57 81; (250) 0850 55 37; 873 761 997 030

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24 Dec 1999 description


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

24 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129
E-mail : irin@ocha.unon.org

(du 18 au 24 décembre 1999)

24 Dec 1999 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

23 Dec 1999 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

23 Dec 1999 description
report World Vision

The insurgency in Northern Uganda may finally come to an end. Joseph Kony's thirteen-year-old Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group may finally put guns down to use their energies and wisdom for developmental activities other than burning it in devastating wars. Oh, what a good thing for the thousands of children in the war zone to hear. And what a relief to all the innocent people who have for over a decade lost hope for a peaceful living: without the sight of guns, of no hunger, no abduction, no rape, and no land mines.

23 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129

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 Marek Enterprise

UN Security Council hears warning of potential violence against Tutsis in South Kivu, the Kabila government charges Rwanda buried 15 women alive in the east, and Kinshasa moves to a full war footing

22 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

Hardcore militiamen warned to lay down weapons