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13 Oct 1999 description

This programme has been formally extended to 31 December 1999, after which it will be included in the 2000 Plan of Action. This replaces the announced extension to March 2000 as mentioned in Situation Report No. 2. The budget revision stated in that report, however, remains the same. The refugee population in Zambia remains constant and renewed fighting in the

16 Sep 1999 description

The sporadic negotiations to resolve the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the last few months have resulted in a fragile and complex peace accord. Yet the prospects for voluntary repatriation of Congolese refugees remain dim. The Zambian Red Cross Society (ZRCS) and the Federation, working with UNHCR, are providing basic assistance to a caseload of 25,000 refugees and will continue to strengthen the provision of services.

11 Jun 1999 description

A timely response to the Appeal with adequate initial funding equal to 63% of the overall budget allowed the full range of planned activities to begin, with positive results. With drought, cholera and refugee problems affecting many of the countries in the region and expected to continue, particular efforts have been placed on the Disaster Preparedness and Response and Institutional Development programmes.

11 Jun 1999 description

The refugee assistance operation initially encountered several operational constraints in the start-up process, but effective discussions between the Zambia Red Cross Society (ZRCS), the Federation, and UNHCR (the lead agency)
resulted in increased collaboration and co-operation, and improved service delivery particularly in the areas of camp management and sectoral assistance.