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22 Dec 1999 description

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.

15 Dec 1999 description

This is the last of three annual issues of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in relief operations.

15 Dec 1999 description

ROME (Reuters) - Serious food supply difficulties are emerging in parts of east Africa, mainly due to unfavorable weather, civil conflicts and pests, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report released Wednesday.

10 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

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

08 Dec 1999 description
report Oxfam

In Africa, millions of lives are being threatened by wars that have driven people from their homes and ruined their livelihoods. However, peace could be attained by an immediate increase in international humanitarian assistance and a long-term political commitment to uphold peace agreements.

19 Nov 1999 description
report IRIN

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

01 Nov 1999 description

November 1999

As of January 1999, there were 6.3 million people of concern to UNHCR in Africa, out of an estimated 21.5 million worldwide. The Africa figure includes 3.3 million refugees, 1.6 million internally displaced and 1.3 million former refugees who have recently returned home. In January 1998, the global number of people of concern to UNHCR was 22.3 million, of whom 7.3 million were in Africa.

Among the 10 largest return movements in 1998, seven were to African countries. These were:

Liberia: 235,700
Sierra Leone: 193,800
DRC: 62,400

29 Oct 1999 description

This report includes: A) Indonesia - East Timor B) Angola C) Sierra Leone D) Burundi E) Ethiopia.

18 Oct 1999 description

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright today begins 10-day tour - her third trip to Africa.

06 Oct 1999 description
report UN General Assembly

As the General Assembly this morning began its consideration of the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization, many speakers expressed strong support for his call to change the culture of the United Nations from one that reacted to crises to one that prevented them, while several speakers highlighted the difficulties and implications of such a change.

27 Sep 1999 description

27 September -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says African countries making good-faith efforts and adopting enlightened politics deserve better support from the international community than they are now getting.

09 Sep 1999 description
report Oxfam

Right now in Africa, millions of lives are at risk, threatened by brutal wars which have driven people from their homes and land. Crops have been left untended, destined to fail.

And yet remarkably, in many of these countries, there is a real opportunity to build a lasting peace if the international community acts swiftly and decisively. What’s needed is simple: an immediate increase in humanitarian aid and genuine political commitment to peace.

09 Sep 1999 description

The humanitarian community faces a major challenge today from the increase in the number of natural disasters, and by a recent upsurge in armed conflict, according to Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his 1999 report on the work of the Organization, which is being released today.

31 Aug 1999 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Official Records
Fifty-fourth Session
Supplement No. 1 (A/54/1)

23 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

ANGOLA: Pope says Angolan conflict threatens entire region

20 Aug 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

The United Nations secretary general has appealed to donor countries to open their eyes -- and their coffers -- to Africa's suffering, writes Victorian Brittain

13 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35