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31 Dec 1999 description


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

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Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

31 Dec 1999 description

Compiled and circulated by the World Health Organization with support from the European Community Humanitarian Office

CURRENT MALARIA SITUATION IN TAJIKISTAN

31 Dec 1999 description

NEW ISSUES IN REFUGEE RESEARCH - Working Paper No. 16
By Jeff Crisp, Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit, UNHCR, CP2500, CH-211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

31 Dec 1999 description

Health assistance to the population affected by the emergency. Compiled by WHO.

31 Dec 1999 description
report InterAction


A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies
A Guide to Advocacy, Development and Humanitarian Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies
Produced by the Disaster Response Unit of InterAction ®
American Council for Voluntary International Action
1717 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. #701,
Washington D.C. 20036
phone (202)667-8227 fax (202) 667-8236
http://www.interaction.org

Table of Contents

31 Dec 1999 description
report InterAction


A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies
A Guide to Advocacy, Development and Humanitarian Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies
Produced by the Disaster Response Unit of InterAction ®
American Council for Voluntary International Action
1717 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. #701,
Washington D.C. 20036
phone (202)667-8227 fax (202) 667-8236
http://www.interaction.org

Table of Contents

31 Dec 1999 description


The United Nations Office of the Co-ordinator for Afghanistan
Table of Contents

Political Development By UNSMA

Conflict and peace in Afghanistan

Food security in Afghanistan By Paul Clarke

Editorial

31 Dec 1999 description

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.

31 Dec 1999 description

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.

31 Dec 1999 description

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 said today.
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.

31 Dec 1999 description


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.

31 Dec 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

Hargeisa Office - Northwest Zone Somalia

31 Dec 1999 description

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.

31 Dec 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

31 Dec 1999 description
report Xinhua

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.

31 Dec 1999 description
report CARE

CONTACT: Allen Clinton, CARE USA, 404-374-3683

31 Dec 1999 description

ELABORADO POR LA OFICINA DE COOPERACIÓN TECNICA Y RELACIONES INTERNACIONES DEL

31 Dec 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. December 31 1999