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22 Sep 2000 description

TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Torrential rains and a typhoon have swept across North Korea, killing many people, triggering landslides and destroying tens of thousands of homes, the official Korean Central News Agency said on Friday.

The storms this month destroyed or damaged some 125,000 homes, of which 29,000 were completely demolished or swept away, with the damage estimated at more than $6.0 billion, the state news agency said.

Many people were killed or injured, it said, but gave no figures.

"A regional torrential rain and typhoon in September in particular claimed human …

22 Sep 2000 description

The deployment of the first teams of United Nations military observers to the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea began today, as the newly authorized peacekeeping mission starts a new phase of operations.

22 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
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22 Sep 2000 description

General Aslanbek Aslakhanov, Chechnya's deputy to the State Duma, told his fellow deputies at hearings on 21 September that the situation in the North Caucasus is "critical" and that Chechens are being subjected to unimaginable cruelty, Interfax reported. He deplored the fact that Chechens are internationally perceived as "bandits" and that in contrast to the Kosova Albanians, they have not been able to seek asylum abroad.

22 Sep 2000 description

UNMEE/BR/2 UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

21 Sep 2000 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

From CWS/ERP PROGRAM BRIEFS:

21 Sep 2000 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, September 21, 2000) - Human Rights Watch today strongly criticized the government of Iraq for refusing to cooperate with United Nations efforts to assess the country's humanitarian situation. In a letter sent yesterday to the government, Human Rights Watch called on President Saddam Hussein to reconsider its stance of non-cooperation.

21 Sep 2000 description
report Council of Europe

Paris, September 21, 2000 - As part of its commitment to promote peace and social cohesion in the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe countries, the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved today a EUR 30.4 million loan for Croatia. The project will help and facilitate the return of displaced persons and refugees by focussing on the construction of housing units and infrastructure and the provision of alternative accommodation for temporary users.

21 Sep 2000 description

Peter Kahler, Monrovia

21 Sep 2000 description

Baltimore, September 21, 2000 - Catholic Relief Services today announced that it is providing assistance to refugees from Liberia and Sierra Leone who have traveled to Guinea to escape the brutal civil wars in their countries that are resulting in human rights violations. The cross-border incursions into Guinea from Liberia and Sierra Leone have resulted in rising hostility against the refugees who are living in camps along the two borders.

21 Sep 2000 description

Hon Matt Robson

New Zealand is donating NZ$100,000 to the International Federation of the Red Cross appeal for the Mekong Basin, including Vietnam and Cambodia, following severe flooding in South East Asia, Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Matt Robson announced today.

"Millions of people in South East Asia are being affected by this year's unusually widespread monsoon floods. The New Zealand grant will assist the Red Cross in providing much needed humanitarian relief to those most affected in Vietnam and Cambodia" the Minister said.

The grant, from New …

21 Sep 2000 description

Recent incursions by Islamic militants from Afghanistan into the territory of Central Asian countries highlight the danger that the Afghan conflict could spread, and underscore the need for a "comprehensive rather than piecemeal" solution to the Afghan crisis, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes in a new report released today.

21 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

KENYA: EU announces further food aid

21 Sep 2000 description

The Government of India has indicated to Secretary-General Kofi Annan that it intends to withdraw all of its 3,059 soldiers from the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).