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24 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

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

21 Nov 2000 description

The Clinton administration has built a "forward-looking, informed, and enduring relationship" between the United States and Africa, but the next administration, Congress, and the small but growing constituency in the United States that cares about Africa must "build on this legacy ... to ensure there is no turning back on the road to full partnership."

06 Nov 2000 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3616
"We lived with the times", the High Commissioner for Refugees told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) this morning as it met to take up issues related to refugees, including the High Commissioner's report. Sadaka Ogata was describing the legacy of her Office during her 10-year stewardship, saying that despite the challenges, "we always tried to be on the ground with the people in need".

03 Nov 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski (to whom quoted text may be attributed) at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

01 Nov 2000 description

The Department of State announced November 1 that the United States will contribute $250,000 towards an assessment of how best to improve the efforts of the United Nations to meet the needs of internally displaced persons.

24 Oct 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski (to whom quoted text may be attributed) at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Oct 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Resources Situation: Refugee Operations in Africa, Donor Consultation (B) Palestinian Territory (C) Vietnam (D) Uganda (E) Horn of Africa: Kenya and Eritrea (F) Sierra Leone (G) Southern Africa: Angola and Namibia (H) East Timor (I) Events: UN World Food Day, Awards Ceremony 2000, Executive Board Session

17 Oct 2000 description
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NAIROBI, 17 October (IRIN) - Dennis McNamara, UN Special Coordinator on Internal Displacement, will head a UN-led inter-agency mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea on 17 October to examine the problems of internally displaced persons. A recently established Senior Inter-Agency Network on Internal Displaced will look into the plight of the displaced, which has been declared a major global humanitarian concern. The displaced are often invisible as a group, McNamara told IRIN, and no single humanitarian agency has an exclusive mandate to respond to their needs.

16 Oct 2000 description

Refugee news briefings

03 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

ANGOLA: Missing journalist found dead

19 Sep 2000 description

The next U.S. administration following the Clinton presidency will inherit a "heavy responsibility to maintain and expand" the close U.S.-Africa partnership that has been put in place and fostered during the past eight years, says Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Susan Rice.

25 Aug 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est

25 Aug 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

04 Aug 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below

11 Jul 2000 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 11 July (IRIN) - Former rebels of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), hanging out in Nairobi's Uhuru Park, have explained how they were recruited to fight in places as far away as Angola and Ethiopia.