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08 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

08 Oct 1999 description

ROME, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The U.N.'s food aid agency warned on Friday that Central America was facing a $40 million loss of crops and a major food crisis after recent heavy rain which killed more than 70 people and displaced some 100,000.

"Nearly a year after Hurricane Mitch savaged the countries of Central America, creating the worst humanitarian crisis in the region in over 100 years, unusually heavy rainfalls are now threatening to lead to a food crisis," the Rome-based World Food Programme said in a statement.

"After 25 days of steady rains, which have killed …

08 Oct 1999 description
report European Union

The European Union strongly deplores the renewed outbreak of violence and internal conflict over the past few weeks in Burundi, mainly in the southern part of the country and around the capital, Bujumbura.
The European Union is disturbed by the renewed rebel attacks the first victim of which has been the civilian population.

08 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

08 Oct 1999 description
report Operation Mercy

First of all we would like to thank all of you who have made our work in Turkey possible. We have got over one million S.Kr. (about $125 000) ! They have been spent on food, tents and other necessities for the earthquake victims with the result that over 500 people have got some sort of more or less winter proof roof above their heads. We will continue sheltering people and are planning on manufacture tents in the area. We have also promised to help another 100 families, who will move into prefabricated houses, with furnitures, heating, food and other basic things.

08 Oct 1999 description

By Jason Webb

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Guagua Pichincha volcano belched out a giant mushroom cloud of ash Thursday in its second major explosion in three days and it looked as if an atomic bomb had exploded over Quito.

People on their way to work stopped in amazement as the mushroom cloud rose 12 miles over the city into a clear blue sky.

08 Oct 1999 description

By Julio Martinez

PUEBLA, Mexico (Reuters) - Soldiers were to intensify efforts to rescue any remaining survivors from mudslides at daybreak Friday as rains subsided and Mexicans set to shoveling the mud and grime left in their homes by flooding that killed well over 200 people.

Army rescuers had pulled more than a dozen bodies from a school and homes buried when a hillside collapsed on the tiny Indian town of Michun in central Puebla state, media reports said late Thursday.

Puebla's Interior Secretary, Carlos Alberto Julian y Nacer, said a total of 166 dead have been …

08 Oct 1999 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below left

08 Oct 1999 description

The Indonesian Government has granted permission for a delegation of Australian politicians to visit refugee camps in West Timor.

Dana Robertson reports, the visit has been approved as more troops head into East Timor.

Labor backbencher Kevin Rudd instigated the parliamentary delegation to assess the condition of refugees in West Timor. He'll be joined by Shadow Foreign Affairs minister Laurie Brereton and possibly two coalition MP's if the Government assesses the region to be safe. More troops meanwhile are on their way to East Timor.

08 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

08 Oct 1999 description
report World Vision

Aussie agency assists resettlement in Dili

08 Oct 1999 description
report Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA (Oct. 8) XINHUA - Ethiopia has repatriated 5,277 Somali refugees in the last two months, sources said here Friday.

The refugees, who were given asylum in Ethiopia, were repatriated to their home of origin sources said.

Tesfamariam Woldetensaye, represeRefugees and Returnees Coordination Office, sahave returned to northern Somalia.

08 Oct 1999 description

Ministère de la Défense - Délégation à l'Information et à la Communication de la Défense

Paris, le 08 octobre 1999

ETAT-MAJOR DES ARMEES

Alors que la frégate Vendémiaire, après avoir assuré l'escorte d'un bâtiment australien de l'INTERFET, patrouille au nord du Timor, le transport de chalands de débarquement Siroco (TCD) est maintenant au large de Java et devrait arriver à Darwin le 12 octobre 1999.

L'antenne chirurgicale aéroportée (ACA) implantée à Dili a effectué une vingtaine d'interventions chirurgicales et 200 consultations.

08 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 8 October 1999 (IRIN) - Five armed men broke into the Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) compound in Harper, near Liberia's border with Cote d'Ivoire, on 3 October and stole about US $8,000, Claudette Picard, head of MSF's office in Harper, told IRIN.

08 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

08 Oct 1999 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél: +254 2 622147
Fax: + 254 2 622129