Although Russian authorities have announced a cease-fire for a few hours a day in Grozny and the setting up of ‘humanitarian corridors’ to allow civilians to ‘safely’ leave zones and cities that are under attack, the latest information gathered by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from Chechen refugees in Georgia refutes the reality of these measures.
Hargeisa Office - Northwest Zone Somalia
Friday, 31 December 1999: In the wake of the two massive storms which devastated the Indian state of Orissa in late October, UNICEF continues to provide humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected. The agency's comprehensive plan to assist the children of Orissa and their families involves a commitment of more than US $20 million.
Points to Situations in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Great Lakes Region of Africa as Evidence of Work Still to Be Done
General: During the past two weeks, humanitarian agencies have continued to work on the basis of the six main priorities identified in the Inter-Agency Consolidated Appeal. Through the coordination structure first established by OCHA, which has been incorporated into the UNTAET Humanitarian Pillar, agencies have sought to: 1) facilitate the voluntary return of East Timorese from West Timor and other locations; 2) ensure food security through distributions and seeds and tools programmes; 3) provide a rudimentary health care network; 4) ensure potable water in areas where the water …
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY FRED ECKHARD
SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK
The Government of Iraq has not yet submitted
full details of its latest procurement plans under the oil-for-food programme
for review by the UN Secretariat, the spokesman for the Secretary-General
This was necessary before the Secretary-General could endorse Phase VII of the distribution plan under the programme, he added.
The UN had received an executive summary from Iraq, as well as the proposed allocations by sector, but the required annexes to the distribution plan, which list all items to be procured, had not yet been submitted.
The Security Council adopted resolution 1281 (1999) on 10 December 1999, renewing the "oil for food" programme for another period of 180 days. This was followed on 11 December by an exchange of letters between the United Nations and the Government of Iraq, renewing the Memorandum of Understanding (S/1996/356) for another period of 180 days.
Compiled and circulated by the World
Health Organization with support from the European Community Humanitarian
CURRENT MALARIA SITUATION IN TAJIKISTAN
Health assistance to the population affected by the emergency. Compiled by WHO.
IOCC Helps Vulnerable Population
P erhaps the most endangered natural resource in times of war is truth. This became very evident during the Kosovo Conflict. When the Rambouillet accord failed and NATO air strikes started on 24 March 1999, alarming reports began to appear about the environmental damage caused by the bombing. Images of Panc˘evo and Novi Sad oil refineries on fire, toxic chemicals leaking into the River Danube, and bomb craters in protected areas were competing with those of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing their homes in Kosovo.
OCHA Belgrade issues a monthly "Humanitarian Risk Analysis", which provides an overall and impartial evaluation of the impact of the economic crisis, sanctions and the NATO intervention on the vulnerable sectors of the population in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY).
This issue of the Humanitarian Risk Analysis (HRA) addresses the following subjects:
Tabla de Contenido
I. Objetivo de la Misión
III. Misión de Campo
Anexo Lista de Personas Contactadas
I. Objetivo de la Misión
1. Realizar una evaluación ambiental preliminar de los efectos causados por las inundaciones en Venezuela, presentar recomendaciones y sugerencias de prioridades de acción.
2. La misión fue llevada a cabo en respuesta a la solicitud del Sr. Jesús Arnaldo Pérez, Ministro de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Renovables de Venezuela.
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On 17 August and 12 November, two earthquakes devastated the populated and industrial northwestern parts of Turkey. Although the exact number of deaths is unknown, the Turkish authorities report that over 18,000 people have been killed and 49,000 people injured during both earthquakes. Five provinces has been specifically affected, namely, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Yalova, Bolu and Duzce.
a- Shelter Analysis
Tented Camps’ Situation:
This report includes: A) Venezuela - floods B) Indonesia - East Timor C) Angola D) Sudan E) East Africa: Burundi and Tanzania.
ROME - A dangerous shift in the way wars are being fought has triggered huge new demands for food aid, but it is uncertain that donors will be able to meet these demands in the new century, Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme said today.