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31 Dec 1999 description
report InterAction

A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies
A Guide to Advocacy, Development and Humanitarian Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies
Produced by the Disaster Response Unit of InterAction ®
American Council for Voluntary International Action
1717 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. #701,
Washington D.C. 20036
phone (202)667-8227 fax (202) 667-8236

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31 Dec 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

Hargeisa Office - Northwest Zone Somalia

31 Dec 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. December 31 1999

30 Dec 1999 description

Security Council members noted during an informal meeting on Somalia today that arms were still getting into the country "in flagrant violation of the resolution imposing an embargo," Council President Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom told journalists afterwards.

30 Dec 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

30 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
Réseau intégré d'information régional
Pour l'Afrique centrale et de l'Est
Tel : +254 2 622147
Fax : +254 2 622129

29 Dec 1999 description

With a new Secretary General now officially confirmed as well as other senior officers, the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is in a position to face the challenges that lie ahead. The rationalisation of the refugee operation in Mbarara and the restructuring recently implemented by the URCS, with Federation support will advance the development process while ensuring that the refugees continue to receive quality assistance.
appeal no. 01.13/99
period covered: January - September 1999

The context

29 Dec 1999 description

Ethiopia Experiences Poor Meher Production as Food Crisis Continues
Food security conditions remain precarious in Ethiopia. According to Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission (DPPC) records, the number of people in need of food aid now exceeds that of 1994, which was widely believed to have been the worst year for food security in Ethiopia since the famine of 1984/85.

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.

22 Dec 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

Wednesday, 22 December 1999: Humanitarian favouritism is threatening the lives and future of the most needy children and women in the developing world, UNICEF warned today at the launch of its annual humanitarian appeal for children and women in countries in crisis.

21 Dec 1999 description
report IRIN

SOMALIA: OLF leaders depart

17 Dec 1999 description

United Nations World Food Programme for Somalia

Distribution to the Bay and Bakool regions: A convoy carrying 1,305 tons of food aid to Bay region on 21 November was re-routed back to the southern port of Merca on 8 December after poor road conditions due to heavy downpour hampered its access into the region. Alternate routes to transport the food are currently being considered.

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

Médecins Sans Frontières issues the "Top Ten" list of the year's most under-reported humanitarian stories. This second annual listing emphasizes forgotten wars in Angola, Burundi and Sri Lanka.

15 Dec 1999 description

Severe flooding resulting from three days of heavy rainfall in mid-October prompted the government of Somaliland to turn to the IRC for emergency assistance. Damage was most severe in Hargeisa, the largest city, where a torrent of water from a ruptured dam forced 486 families to flee and killed six people. Most of these families had been displaced people from the southern regions of Somalia. Many lost all of their possessions.

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.

14 Dec 1999 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has decided to extend through the World Food Programme (WFP) food aid totaling 4,100 million yen to refugees and other afflicted persons in Africa, the Sudan and Kosovo, who are facing a severe food shortage because of civil war and other causes. Notes to this effect, covering three types of aid, were exchanged on December 14 (Tue) in Rome between Mr. Hiromoto Seki, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Ms. Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the WFP.
The breakdown of the food aid is as follows (types of food and value of the assistance in parentheses):