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04 Dec 2000 description
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An effort to reach the most desperate: UNICEF seeking $207 million for children caught in crisis zones

12 Oct 2000 description
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I. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Political developments and peace building initiatives

The peace accords agreed by the Government and opposition groups in December 1999 continue to hold. All areas throughout the country are accessible to humanitarian assistance without apparent security problems, except in the north, due to a new influx of approximately 100,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

25 Sep 2000 description
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Kinshasa, September, 25 . Following the recent report issued by Refugee International on September 14 regarding the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, UNICEF recently conducted a review of the stock of therapeutic milk already available in the nutrition centers supported by UNICEF. This review already indicated that sufficient stock is available to continue to feed the 3,570 children attending the UNICEF supported therapeutic feeding centers in North and South Kivu and in the Northern Katanga until mid-October.

08 Aug 2000 description
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Tuesday 8 August 2000: Hoping to boost the global effort to wipe out polio, especially in countries affected by conflict, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy begins a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week to take part in a major immunization campaign that is crucial to eradicating the disease. She will also briefly visit neighbouring Congo.

07 Jul 2000 description
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I. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
1. THE KISANGANI CRISIS

New fight erupted in Kisangani between Rwandan and Ugandan armies:

09 Jun 2000 description
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The chiefs of five United Nations humanitarian organizations expressed 'grave concern' today about the deteriorating situation for civilians in the town of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where fighting has been raging between troops from Rwanda and Uganda. Civilian deaths and injuries, lack of water, food and electricity and dimmed prospects for a major polio campaign were cited as the chief concerns.

02 Jun 2000 description
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1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Democratic Republic of Congo: Thirty years of emergency, last three years at war

11 Jan 2000 description
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REGIONAL SITUATION

  • Regional population of 86.5 million (excluding Tanzania)
  • War-affected population of 4.5 million
  • 3.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • 923,000 refugees
  • In 1999, numbers of war-affected increased 59 per cent, IDPs 76 per cent and refugees 15 per cent
  • Agricultural production severely disrupted by displacement
  • Host populations weakened by influx of displaced persons
  • Sweeping HIV/AIDS pandemic
  • Landmines
  • Child soldiers
TANZANIA SITUATION
  • Hosts 376,000 refugees from Great Lakes region, including 270,000 from …
11 Jan 2000 description
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COUNTRY SITUATION

  • One million displaced persons
  • 830,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), and 160,000 Congolese refugees in Tanzania, Zambia and Rwanda
  • 270,000 refugees from neighbouring countries in DRC
  • 2.2 million persons in the DRC suffer grave food insecurity
  • 4 million persons in inaccessible areas vulnerable to food insecurity
  • Maternal mortality doubled in decade to 1,800 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • 50,000 abandoned street children
  • 20,000 child soldiers
  • Spread of AIDS fuelled by massive population movements and military …