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Liberia

Liberia Humanitarian Situation Report No.59

13-19 Feb 1997 The information contained in this report was provided by the Office of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Operational Activities in Liberia UN Agencies, International...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Crisisat a glance 19 Feb 1997

Preparations are being made for a census of refugee populations in makeshift camps in eastern Zaire. UNHCR team visits Kindu in central Zaire to look into the possibility of bringing in emergency...

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Liberia

Malian Troops To Liberia

BAMAKO, Mali (PANA) - Malian soldiers numbering about 635 left Bamako Wednesday for Monrovia, to reinforce the West African Peace Monitoring Force (ECOMOG) in Liberia. Ten observers who include army...

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Afghanistan

Taleban Doubt Afghan Opposition Sincerity in Talks

KABUL, Feb 19 (Reuter) - The most senior member of the Taleban administration in Kabul said on Wednesday he doubted that talks between the Taleban and opposition groups would succeed since the...

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DR Congo

Mobutu Commends Khadafi For Support

TRIPOLI, Libya (PANA) - President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire has commended the Libyan leader, Col. Moammar Khadafi for supporting his country in the ongoing war with rebels in the eastern part of the...

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DR Congo

Warring Zairean Groups To Meet In S. Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (PANA) - The main warring parties in Zaire's civil war are expected to meet in South Africa on Thursday, to discuss a possible truce, South African President Nelson Mandela...

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Malawi

Rapid Response Payment Update No. 4

Funds Sent To: Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) Malawi Amount Sent USD: 7,000.00 Date of Sent: 19 February 1997 Rapid Response Fund Balance is now - USD:$ 145,875 Details of Payment ...

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Liberia

U.S. Air Force Airlifts Ghanaian Troops To Liberia

ACCRA, Ghana (PANA) - United States Air Force C-130 transport planes began airlifting additional Ghanaian troops Tuesday to reinforce the West African Peace Monitoring Force for Liberia, Ecomog. A...

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DPRK

U.S. State Department announces food aid to North Korea

Washington -- The State Department announced February 19 a $10 million donation of humanitarian assistance to North Korea for use in flood-related relief. According to a statement by State Department...

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Russia

Udugov Heads Chechen Negotiating Team

Moscow, 19 February 1997 (RFE/RL) - Chechnya's veteran separatist spokesman Movladi Udugov had been named head of a new six-man team to negotiate the republic's political status with Russia. Itar...

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan Briefing Notes 18 Feb 1997

(Excerpt) We welcome the release of the hostages in Tajikistan. Out of the four UNHCR staff taken hostage, one driver was released late Sunday together with four UNMOT members and journalists and...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan Weekly Update No. 204

Political negotiations On 12 February, an UNSMA mission visited Kandahar to discuss the next round of working group talks (scheduled to take place in Islamabad next week) with Governor Mullah Mohamed...

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DR Congo

Great Lakes Crisis at a glance 18 Feb 1997

High Commissioner Sadako Ogata hopes UNHCR can work out an arrangement for the repatriation of refugees in eastern Zaire with support from all parties on the ground and the international community...

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Somalia

UNHCR Starts Repatriation of Somali Refugees in Ethiopia

About 200 Somali refugees returned to northwest Somalia Tuesday at the start of UNHCRs voluntary repatriation for 290,000 of them in Ethiopia. The refugees, consisting of 35 families, boarded six...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 103 on the Great Lakes

UNITED NATIONS Department of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network Tel: +254 2 622147 Fax: +254 2 622129 e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org IRIN Emergency Update No. 103 on the Great...

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