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Albania

EU, OSCE Review Deployment to Albania

ATHENS, Greece (Reuter) - Representatives from the European Union and the Organization for European Security and Cooperation will meet Albanian Prime Minister Bashkim Fino on Thursday to review...

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Somalia

ICRC acts to curb cholera outbreak in the south

An outbreak of cholera in the southern Somali town of Wanlaweyn resulted in more than 430 deaths between 15 February and 17 March, according to ICRC medical staff. To date, almost 2,000 cases of the...

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Albania

ACT plans assistance for destitute families in Albania

ACT Co-ordinating Office Action by Churches Together(ACT) is a worldwide network of Churches and their related agencies meeting human need through co-ordinated emergency response and common identity...

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DR Congo

Rapporteur Urges Investigation of Massacres

ZAIRE-HUMAN RIGHTS: By Gustavo Capdevila GENEVA, Apr 2 (IPS) - U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Zaire Roberto Garreton said Wednesday that ''in certain cases the existence of massacres and...

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Albania

Albania: Military Mission On Hold

Rome, 2 April 1997 (RFE/RL) - European mediator Franz Vranitsky says a planned military mission to Albania, which he called "indispensable," will not be ready to leave for at least another ten days...

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Albania

Italian, Albanian Leaders Meet in Rebel Area

TIRANA, Albania (Reuter) - Italian and Albanian leaders held surprise, tightly-guarded, talks in a rebel-held Albanian town on Wednesday and reaffirmed plans for an Italian-led force of about 5,000...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 141 on the Great Lakes

UNITED NATIONS Department of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network for the Great Lakes Tel: +254 2 622147 Fax: +254 2 622129 e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org - Repatriation of Rwandan...

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Sudan

The search for peace in Sudan

VOLL TELEPRESS CONFERENCE: (Says U.S. would help if Sudanese government seeks democracy) (830) By Joanne L. Nix USIA Staff Writer Washington -- A U.S. authority on Sudan envisioned "real prospects...

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DPRK

Red Cross Warns of Catastrophe in N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (Reuter) - Red Cross officials on Wednesday warned of imminent famine in North Korea, saying kitchens were bare except for grass and tree bark, children were weak and cattle were...

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DR Congo

British troops land in Zaire for possible evacuation

British Royal Marine commandos have landed in Brazzaville for a possible evacuation of 250 British and Commonwealth nationals from Zaire. The British Defence Ministry says the 60 marines arrived...

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DR Congo

Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

(extract) HR/CN/97/30 1 April 1997 Sadako Ogata, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, this morning appealed to the international community to help with the ordeal of Zairean civilians...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan Briefing Notes 1 Apr 1997

Displaced people continue to enter Kabul at a relentless rate from the Shomali Valley, which stretches northwards from the city up to the start of the Hindu Kush mountain range. The displacement...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Briefing Notes 1 Apr 1997

The situation in Zaire continues to be extremely worrying our field officers are describing it as 'catastrophic' and calling for immediate action to be taken to stabilise the situation. In accordance...

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Afghanistan

UNICEF Warns against Afghan Female Exclusion

Tuesday, 1 April 1997: Schools have just opened throughout Afghanistan after the winter recess -- but there are no girls in sight. Since their military victories in the summer of 1995, the Taliban,...

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