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31 Dec 2000 description

Consolidated drought maps date back to March 2000, see related link for images.  Pakistan Metorological Department website contains latest updates, see
http://www.met.gov.pk/

21 Dec 2000 description
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ISLAMABAD, 21 December (IRIN) - In an effort to draw attention to the plight of displaced people in southwest Asia (SWA), the majority of whom are from Afghanistan, UNHCR representative for Pakistan Montserrat Feixas Vihe told IRIN on Thursday: "Afghanistan and the Afghan refugees need the attention and support of the world if there is to be a peaceful solution to the conflict."

19 Dec 2000 description
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PAKISTAN: Highest mortality rate among children in South Asia

18 Dec 2000 description

The U.S. State Department announced December 18 that the United States will make an initial contribution of $125 million dollars for the 2001 programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the world's leading agency in providing assistance and support to 23 million people who have fled their homelands.

18 Dec 2000 description
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PESHAWAR, 18 December (IRIN) - While recent media attention has shifted to UN brokered peace talks and looming UN sanctions against the ruling Taliban movement, the tragedy of the 30 year-old conflict in Afghanistan remains the plight of its refugees.

15 Dec 2000 description

UNHCR was promised nearly one-fourth of its 2001 budget on Friday when several donor governments pledged US$214.7 million during the launch of the agency's annual global appeal. Another $23 million had been pledged earlier.

15 Dec 2000 description


Programme extension to 30 April 2000 - period covered: 7 July - 11 December 2000

15 Dec 2000 description
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AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN: Russian border forces intercept drug smugglers

15 Dec 2000 description

This report includes: (A) West Africa Coastal: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Liberia (B) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Tajikistan, (3) Pakistan, (4) Georgia, (5) Armenia (C) Great Lakes Region: Rwanda, Tanzania (D) Sudan (E) Southern Africa: Angola, Namibia, Mozambique (F) Russian Federation (Northern Caucasus) (G) Laos (H) Resources situation

15 Dec 2000 description

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

14 Dec 2000 description
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PAKISTAN: Sharif pardon invokes harsh criticism

12 Dec 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.

08 Dec 2000 description

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

07 Dec 2000 description
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TURKMENISTAN: Earthquake rocks coastal communities

06 Dec 2000 description
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AFGHANISTAN: WFP says resources almost exhausted

05 Dec 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.

05 Dec 2000 description

Bonn, 5 December 2000 - "We are ready to see if progress has been achieved in combating desertification worldwide", said today Mr. Hama Arba Diallo, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), few days before the opening of the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP-4), from 11-22 December in Bonn, Germany.

01 Dec 2000 description
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AFGHANISTAN: Peace talks "a long and difficult journey" - Annan

30 Nov 2000 description
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KAZAKHSTAN: More HIV cases reported in Pavlodar