Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan
From the frontline
The general security situation in the north is unchanged. Although there is evidence that conditions are returning to normal, factional tensions continue to prevail in Mazar-I-Sharif and the surrounding area. In addition, allegedly fierce fighting is being reported from the Baghlan area. On 19 January a security mission to Mazar reopened negotiations with northern leaders preparatory to resumption of UN activities in the region.
OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (OCHA)
UNDAC TEAM ENDS ITS MISSION TO PARAGUAY
1. As reported in the OCHA/DHA Situation Report No.1 and 2, of 26 and 30 December 1997 respectively, abnormal rains have caused severe flooding in Paraguay, since December 1997, prompting the Government to issue, on 24 December 1997, an appeal for international assistance to the victims of this emergency, that affected several provinces in the country, in particular Asuncion and its metropolitan area.
UNDAC TEAM DEPLOYED
Ref: DHAGVA - 98/0146
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
China - Snowstorms in Tibet
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
28 January 1998
1. The UN Resident Coordinator in Beijing provided the following information on snowstorms in Tibet, based on a report from the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs received on 16 January 1998.