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DR Congo

Great Lakes Region: assistance in Goma

ICRC News 96/43 Following the evacuation of its remaining delegates from Bukavu on 28 October, the ICRC is now concentrating its activities in the Goma area. At the new Mugunga II camp, where some...

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Sudan

Emergency update on South Sudan No. 2

UPDATE TWO Background Since Sudan's independence from colonial rule in 1956, the country has been beset by major problems: an impoverished economy, foreign debt, recurrent and prolonged periods of...

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Somalia

USAID/FEWS Monthly Bulletin

Somalia The Gu (main) harvest in southern Somalia is now complete. This year's combined production of maize and sorghum for the Gu season, while still 37 percent below the average prewar (1982 - 88)...

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Sudan

USAID/FEWS Monthly Bulletin

HORN OF AFRICA Good Rains and Harvests in the Horn of Africa Rainfall was good in the Horn of Africa during the main 1996 growing season, despite a late start in some areas. Harvest prospects are...

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Rwanda

USAID/FEWS Monthly Bulletin

Rwanda June to mid-September is normally a dry period in Rwanda, but early rains, which started in August and which have continued with only a few interruptions, have caused widespread damage and...

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DR Congo

Federation maintains activities in South Kivu camps

Geneva, 26 October 1996 Staff and volunteers from the Red Cross Society of the Republic of Zaire are carrying out distributions of food and firewood today in two refugee camps in the South Kivu...

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DR Congo

Federation airlift for refugees

Geneva, 25 October 1996 The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies plans to airlift emergency supplies into eastern Zaire this weekend, to provide assistance to up to...

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DR Congo

Update No. 1 ICRC Activities in Zaire

Rapid and dramatic changes during the last few days in Kivu province in eastern Zaire have adversely affected ICRC efforts to step up its medical operation for the war-wounded in Uvira hospital...

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Iraq

Northern Iraq: ICRC aid for wounded and detainees

ICRC NEWS 42 The intense fighting that has been raging for several days between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), particularly in the Dokan lake region,...

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Russia

Russian Federaton/Northern Caucasus: Aid to school children

ICRC NEWS 41 Beginning next week, schools in the Chechen cities of Grozny, Gudermes and Argun will be the object of an ICRC assistance programme, the first phase of which is intended to benefit...

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Afghanistan

ICRC activities in Afghanistan, Update No 4

The Afghan conflict, long ago faded from the headlines of the international press, has risen to the forefront once again. Fierce fighting between the Taliban and a new coalition force - composed of...

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Liberia

WFP forced to halt dry food distribution in Western Liberia

The World Food Programme has stopped distributing dry food rations in parts of strife-torn Liberia because of fear of attack by faction fighters on the civilian population, leaving tens of thousands...

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Armenia

Conflict and food security in the Southern Caucasus

What are farmers doing, ploughing and sowing away amid the ruins? How can tender green shoots of wheat be growing in the war-ravaged earth of the southern Caucasus? While political negotiations to...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan Emergency Aid

ICRC NEWS 40 Since Kabul was captured by Taliban forces on 26 September, the ICRC has had to take action on several fronts to keep up with the swift pace of events in the Afghan conflict. Its first...

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Afghanistan

What is the ICRC doing in Afghanistan?

Active in Afghanistan since 1987 and witness to both the withdrawal of Soviet troops in February 1989 and the fall of President Najibullah's regime in 1992, the International Committee of the Red...

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Rwanda

Seed Campaign Kicks Off in Rwanda

The United Nations World Food Programme this week began distributing packages of bean seed and food to nearly 75,000 vulnerable farming families in Rwanda. WFP is providing more than US$ 1 million of...

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