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12 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

12 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

SUDAN: Sudanese opposition leader calls for unity

12 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 12 September (IRIN) - The Namibian government has cloaked in secrecy the identities and circumstances of about 100 people rounded up in the country's northeastern Kavango region for allegedly being sympathisers of Angola's UNITA rebel movement.

12 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

MAURITIUS: Premier concedes defeat

12 Sep 2000 description
report World Vision

HYDERABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH - On the evening of August 24th, unprecedented rains battered the state of Andhra Pradesh in the South-Central part of India, the worst rains in 46 years. Over 50,000 families have been displaced from their homes, 140 people have died and there is been heavy damage to infrastructure. Highways are closed, and residential areas are flooded, with at least 10,000 houses submerged. The Indian Air Force rescued families stranded in the flood waters and air-dropped food packets and fresh water supplies.

12 Sep 2000 description

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Djibouti this morning hailed the recent establishment of democracy in Somalia following "the longest period of State collapse in the modern era" and called for international support to the country's fledgling Government.

12 Sep 2000 description

Arusha, 12 septembre 2000 (FH) - Les trois petits partis tutsis qui n'ont pas signé l'accord de paix inter-burundais devraient rencontrer le médiateur mercredi, a-t-on appris de bonne source. Les trois partis concernés sont le RADDES, le PIT, et l'ANNADDE.

12 Sep 2000 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

12 Sep 2000 description

Members of the "West Side Boys" -- an armed band of rebels in Sierra Leone -- turned themselves in to the UN mission in the country, a spokesman for the Organization announced today.

12 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 12 September (IRIN) - As Guinea pleaded for international help following attacks on villages by armed men from Liberia and Sierra Leone, West African leaders began formulating a plan to reduce tension between the three countries.

12 Sep 2000 description

TIMOR - UPDATE - Two IOM-chartered planes left Dili last night with international and local staff from various international organizations who had been evacuated from Atambua to East Timor last week. The two flights carried 97 and 72 passengers respectively, including 14 IOM local staff from Atambua. All IOM West Timor staff is now in Denpasar, Bali.

12 Sep 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski (to whom quoted text may be attributed) at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

12 Sep 2000 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations]

11 Sep 2000 description
report UN Security Council

SC/8825, AFG/290

The following is today's statement to the press by Security Council President Adamantios Vassilakis ( Greece):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms recent suicide bombings in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan, including the one on 10 September that killed Abdul Hakim Tanaiwal, the Governor of Paktia province.

11 Sep 2000 description
report Council of Europe

STRASBOURG, 11.09.2000 - A delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's Migration, Refugees and Demography Committee has started a fact-finding mission on the humanitarian situation of refugees and displaced people who have gone back to Kosovo (11-13 September).