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31 Dec 2000 description


New documents available on the EHA website:

31 Dec 2000 description


Health, Peace and Humanitarian Cease-fires
by Jon M. Ebersole

Militarised violence presents what is perhaps the most vexing challenge to the achievement of the goal of health for all. While not a member of the UN’s Executive Committee on Peace and Security, WHO is nonetheless positioned to play a crucial peacemaking role in some of the world’s most difficult trouble spots.

31 Dec 2000 description


From Health in Emergencies Issue 8
The establishment of high quality, functioning acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance - a critical step to polio elimination - is possible in countries affected by emergencies, as shown in the examples of Afghanistan, Angola and Somalia.

30 Dec 2000 description
report Oxfam

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a complicated civil war continues to broil, despite the signing of the Lusaka peace accord in July 1999. An unofficial front line diagonally cuts the country in two, as heavy artillery and bombings cause thousands in the West of the country to flee in late 2000. Smaller-scale attacks, arson and massacres have displaced hundreds of thousands in Province Orientale and North and South Kivu. Neither the DRC government, the rebels, nor their backers in neighbouring countries, show any sign of fully implementing the accord.

29 Dec 2000 description
report UN Security Council

S/2000/1257
Letter dated 29 December 2000 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

Attached herewith is a letter which the Government of Uganda would like to have circulated as a document of the Security Council (see annex).

(Signed) J. D. Semambo Kalema

29 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél : +254 2 622147
Fax : +354 2 622129

29 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

LUSAKA, 29 December (IRIN) - As more soldiers cross into Zambia fleeing the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a UN official confirmed to IRIN on Friday that the International Criminal tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is seeking Zambian permission to screen the soldiers for genocide suspects and witnesses.

29 Dec 2000 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

28 Dec 2000 description

Extract from State Department Noon Briefing, December 28, 2000
(quote)

Transcript: State Department Noon Briefing, December 28, 2000
(Refugees, Mideast, North Korea, child abductions, Laos, Turkey, Israel, Russia/Iran, security) (7260)

State Department Deputy Spokesman Phil Reeker briefed.

Following is the State Department transcript:

(begin transcript)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Daily Press Briefing Index

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2000

BRIEFER: Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman

ANNOUNCEMENT

28 Dec 2000 description

The United Nations Security Council today called on Ugandan and Rwandan armies in the Katanga and Equateur provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to stop fighting and withdraw from both areas.

28 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél : +254 2 622147
Fax : +354 2 622129

28 Dec 2000 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 2000 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 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél : +254 2 622147
Fax : +354 2 622129

26 Dec 2000 description

A United Nations spokesman said today that UN personnel and property in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had not been affected by two airport bombing raids carried out by the Government over the weekend.
The spokesman said that according to UN military observers in the DRC, government forces on Saturday bombed airstrips at two locations -- Gbadolite and Gemena.

No casualties were reported and UN personnel at both locations were not in danger, the spokesman said.