Solomon Islands National Disaster Council Act. An act to establish a National Disaster Council in Solomon Islands and confers certain powers upon such Council to deal with natural disasters.
31 December 1996
Compiled by DHA on the basis of information reported by Donors and Appealing Agencies
% OF NEEDS COVERED
Period Covered: 1-31 December 1996
Flood and Heavy Snowfall strike West
and East Georgia
UNHCR Holds Regional Workshop on Shelter
Government and Aid Agencies Prevent Diphtheria Epidemic in the Hotel Iveria
UNITED NATIONS INTER-AGENCY HUMANITARIAN
PROGRAMME FOR PERSONS DISPLACED AS A RESULT OF THE EMERGENCY SITUATION
IN CHECHNYA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SITUATION REPORT OF THE DHA COORDINATOR
Based on field reports and covering the period 1 - 31 December 1996
Preparations for elections in Chechnya, scheduled to be held on 27 January 1997, are going forward. The problem of voting by displaced persons outside Chechnya has not yet been settled.
Two main points:
- In Eastern Zaire, between 150 etand 200,000 mainly Rwandan refugees are still at risk between Lubutu and Amisi, in northern Kivu.
- 475,000 Rwandans refugees have now returned to Rwanda from Tanzania. 3,000 children have been separated from their families during this operation.
The overall situation is basically the same as the one described in Update 28 (18 Dec.). The rebels are said to have taken Bunia and Walikale, but this has yet to be finally confirmed.
31 December 1996
HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS IN RWANDA: RETURN OF REFUGEES FROM TANZANIA AND ZAIRE MARKED BY TENSIONS
Refugees facing arrests upon repatriation; death threats issued to those attempting to reclaim property
Human rights observers from the United
Nations Field Operation in Rwanda (HRFOR), presented a status report on
December 23 concerning the return and reception of refugees returning from Tanzania and Zaire. Some 300,000 returnees
From Ali Dellali; PANA Correspondent
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A weekly report on major developments concerning relief operations in southern Sudan.
Malaria Control Efforts in Upper Nile
Ref: DHAGVA 96/0548
- DHA funded housing project in Devici nears completion
- ECHO announces its project funding for 1997
- Winter assistance to IDPs in Barda, ex-Turkish Camp
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The information contained in this report was provided by the United Nations Humanitarian Assistance Coordination Unit in Luanda (UCAH)
1996 in Review ...
30 December, 1996
Project Beneficiaries - Approximately 23,000 internally displaced people in 18 camps, 20% of whom are under the age of 5, in Muyinga province.
Rehabilitation of damaged water sources