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10 Dec 1999 description
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SOMALIA: Puntland orders out three UN staff
The UN this week received letters of expulsion for three international staff members from the self-declared state of Puntland in northeastern Somalia. The letters, from Puntland's "interior minister" Hassan Abshir Farah, accused the three - Eddie Johns of UNDP/UNCTAD, Remmelt Hummeyn of UNDP and Said Al-Naimari of UNICEF - of "unsatisfactory services". heir

01 Dec 1999 description

This update covers the period October- November 1999

01 Dec 1999 description

Basic Facts

What we do

Provide protection and multi-sectoral assistance to Somali, Ethiopian and other refugees residing in the two camps and to those in Djibouti-ville.

Who we help

Some 21,000 refugees accommodated in Ali-Ade (11,000) and Holl-Holl (10,000) refugee camps. Most of the refugees in the camps are of Somali origin (20,000); the remainder (1,000) are from Ethiopia. Some of the nearly 2,000 refugees living in Djibouti-ville also receive assistance from UNHCR.

Our requirements

US$ 2,379,919

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12 Nov 1999 description
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NAIROBI, 12 November (IRIN) - Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, elected in May, on Thursday warned of deteriorating relations between his country and Eritrea. In a BBC interview, he accused Eritrea of supporting Djiboutian rebels and said the two countries were "almost in a state of war".

22 Oct 1999 description
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ETHIOPIA: More food aid required

15 Oct 1999 description
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SOMALIA: Top official emphasises new UN commitment

23 Sep 1999 description
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SOMALIA: Aid activities suspended after murder of UNICEF doctor

03 Sep 1999 description
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ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Efforts continue to implement OAU peace deal

22 Jul 1999 description
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ETHIOPIA/ERITREA: Security Council welcomes "initial" responses

11 Jul 1999 description

Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UN Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN agencies, media sources, the Ethiopian Government and NGOs.


14 May 1999 description
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NAIROBI, 14 May (IRIN) - Observers and analysts are increasingly concerned at the destabilising effects of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war on the wider Horn of Africa region. New supplies of weapons and ammunition are fuelling conflict while cross-border security incidents are on the rise. Deployment of landmines, refugee movements, population displacement and military recruitment of under-18s are also spillover humanitarian effects.

21 Apr 1999 description

Update on the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict

Following nearly two weeks of relative calm on the disputed border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, hopes were again voiced that perhaps there would be a new opportunity for the two sides to reach an agreement regarding the implementation of the OAU peace proposals.

10 Mar 1999 description
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