Guinea-Bissau

Humanitarian Situation Report: Guinea-Bissau, 30 October 1998

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
REG. NO. 98/0311
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT HAS BEEN COLLECTED IN-COUNTRY BY OCHA FROM THE UN, NGOS & ICRC NETWORK IN GUINEA BISSAU

POLITICO-MILITARY SITUATION

As reported locally through various news media in Dakar, President Vieira and Brigadier Asoumane Mane spoke yesterday and agreed on their willingness to negotiate.

Most recent sources available locally indicate that President Vieira and Brigadier Asoumane Mane were en route today to Abuja, Nigeria. In their meeting in Banjul their main points of discussion included:

  • Prolongation of the cease-fire;
  • Re-opening of the Bissau airport;
  • Creation of a Government of National Unity.
HUMANITARIAN IMPACT

Prabis/Cumare: The needs of some 70,000/80,000 IDPs remain urgent. Fortunately, the transport of food aid is beginning to reach Cumare (see below).

UNHCR has recently provided details concerning refugees from Guinea Bissau currently resident in Senegal, the Gambia and Cape Verde (see Situation Report dated 28-29 October). In addition, UNHCR reports an estimate of about 2,000 refugees in Guinea Conakry.

HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

Food Distribution

Bissau: Situation Report dated 28-29 October reported that 30 MTs were successfully delivered to Prabis. WFP confirms today that an additional 60 MTs reached its destination yesterday (total 90 MTs to date).

Bafata: Situation Report dated 28-29 October announced the arrival of 109 MTs to Safim transferred by Caritas. At 8:30 a.m. this morning, the balance of the 150 MTs planned as pre-positioning (41 MTs) left Bafata for Safim. This has also been delivered by Caritas.

This report is available on the internet through RELIEFWEB: http://www.reliefweb.int

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