Our weary thoughts of the trip has not subsided. This time a group of us including Chong-gil Yu, Seon-ju, Ji-na, and Ha-sim are escorting Ven.Pomnyun. Our purpose of visiting Khandar is to inspect the situation of the surrounding area for possibly providing aid to the refugees, building a school, and also for setting-up an aid headquarter. When people heard that we were going to drive to Khandahar, not only foreigners, but even the locals, waving their hands, all tried to dissuade us from going.
RED CROSS & RED CRESCENT INFORMATION - October-November 1999
This report is published as a general update on Red Cross/Red Crescent activities in response to the Balkans crisis, primarily for the Movement's components and supporters. This text is also found on the Internet at www.ifrc.org and www.icrc.org
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Compiled and circulated by the World
Health Organization with support from the European Community Humanitarian
CURRENT MALARIA SITUATION IN TAJIKISTAN
NEW ISSUES IN REFUGEE RESEARCH - Working
Paper No. 16
By Jeff Crisp, Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit, UNHCR, CP2500, CH-211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Health assistance to the population affected by the emergency. Compiled by WHO.
Burma (Myanmar): focus on humanitarian aid
Forcible displacement is a deliberate policy of Burma's military government. It has three main aims: to break up potential areas of opposition to the regime; to destroy the links between the insurgent movements of ethnic minori=ADties and their local sympathizers; and to make way for large-scale development projects. Over the past decade, up to 1 million people or more have been forcibly uprooted.
The relocations themselves have been carried out brutally, accompanied by rape, pillage, the burning of fields and confiscations of land.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec. 31) XINHUA - The Malaysian government has extended humanitarian assistance of 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Venezuelan government following the massive floods and mudslides in that country recently.
The cash contribution was directly conveyed by the Charge d' affairs of the Malaysian embassy in Caracas, Razlan Abdul Rashid, to Mario Villarroel Lander, the president of the Venezuelan Red Cross, on behalf of the government there, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here Friday.
CONTACT: Allen Clinton, CARE USA, 404-374-3683
ELABORADO POR LA OFICINA DE COOPERACIÓN TECNICA Y RELACIONES INTERNACIONES DEL
Johannesburg, South Africa. December 31 1999
Points to Situations in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Great Lakes Region of Africa as Evidence of Work Still to Be Done
period covered: 29-31 Dec.
Rui Concalve is a 26- year-old Venezuelan who runs what used to be the hotel "Alemán" located in front of the Macuto beach in the State of Vargas. While showing what is left of the two-storey building that could host up to 40 tourists, he expresses extreme concern, for most of the water system throughout the severely damaged state of Vargas has collapsed. " Our pipelines were already old and the drainage system very bad. But now, we simply have no water," says Rui.
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