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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

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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
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Political Development By UNSMA

Conflict and peace in Afghanistan

Food security in Afghanistan By Paul Clarke

Editorial

31 Dec 1999 description

Points to Situations in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Great Lakes Region of Africa as Evidence of Work Still to Be Done

31 Dec 1999 description

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.

31 Dec 1999 description

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 …

31 Dec 1999 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY FRED ECKHARD
SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK

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

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

Hargeisa Office - Northwest Zone Somalia

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

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.