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22 Jun 2004 description
report UN News Service

One of the world's worst humanitarian situations - the strife-torn Darfur region of western Sudan - could deteriorate further now that the area's rainy season has begun, hampering the delivery of life-sustaining aid and fostering a breeding ground for infectious diseases, a United Nations spokesman said today.

22 Jun 2004 description

FARCHANA, Chad, June 22 (UNHCR) - There's not a lot to celebrate in the desolate desert of eastern Chad, but for a few hours last weekend, thousands of Sudanese refugees found a reason to sing and dance on the occasion of World Refugee Day.

22 Jun 2004 description

Epidemiologists 'alarmed' by continuing spread of virus - warn thousands of children could be paralyzed across west and central Africa

22 Jun 2004 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, June 22, 2004) -- Backed by the Sudanese government, Janjaweed militias are launching assaults across the border into Chad, attacking and looting Chadian villagers as well as refugees from Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite a ceasefire agreement in Darfur, government troops and Janjaweed militias continue to commit atrocities in the western Sudanese region.

21 Jun 2004 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This report updates the last situation report dated May 7, 2004.
BACKGROUND

21 Jun 2004 description

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Data Sources: Refugees - UNHCR (May-Jun 04); IDP camp access data - WFP (Apr 04); Background imagery: NASA Terra MODIS satellite mosaic; Insets - Quickbird (DigitalGlobe, Inc.)

21 Jun 2004 description


Time remaining before seasonal rains cut off sites in Darfur and Eastern Chad

20 Jun 2004 description

GENEVA -- As UN refugee agency staff in more than 100 countries marked World Refugee Day and this year's theme of "home," UNHCR teams in Burundi scrambled Sunday to provide help to thousands of new refugees fleeing their homes in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

18 Jun 2004 description

MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ALEXANDER DOWNER

18 Jun 2004 description

The IRC will be managing a new transit camp for some 25,000 Darfur refugees in eastern Chad and will oversee water, sanitation, health and education services at the site. The refugees, living in desperate and untenable conditions in the desert near the villages of Bahai and Cariari, are expected to be relocated within a month.

18 Jun 2004 description

AM NABAK, June 18 (UNHCR) - Aid agencies have started sending aid to thousands of Sudanese refugees who have gathered at a site in eastern Chad where UNHCR is planning to build a camp.

18 Jun 2004 description

Geneva, 18th June 2004 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is scaling up its operation to assist Sudanese refugees in Chad. As the international community puts the spotlight on the plight of millions of refugees on World Refugee Day, the situation in eastern Chad continues to deteriorate despite the intervention of international aid organisations.

18 Jun 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

18 Jun 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Kris Janowski - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 18 June 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

18 Jun 2004 description


This report includes:
(A) General

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: 1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Kenya, (6) Republic of Congo, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania, (11) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Burkina Faso, (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Guinea, (5) Liberia, (6) Sierra Leone

18 Jun 2004 description
report Oxfam

Australia's leading aid agency Oxfam Community Aid Abroad (Oxfam Australia) today, Friday, June 18th 2004, warmly welcomed the announcement by Alexander Downer of a further three million dollars to help the millions suffering from the crisis in Sudan and Chad in Africa. This brings the total contribution from the Australian Government towards this major humanitarian crisis to eight million dollars.

18 Jun 2004 description


Time remaining before seasonal rains cut off sites in Darfur and Eastern Chad
MAP - Sudan - Darfur Crisis: Rain Timeline - 14 May 04