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18 Sep 1998 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

18 Sep 1998 description

Contact: Shep Lowman, Amelia Bookstein
(202) 828-0110

18 Sep 1998 description
report Soros

FM Alert, Vol. II, No. 37 - September 18, 1998

18 Sep 1998 description

Albanian President Rexhep Mejdani has called on his countrymen to disregard opposition leader Sali Berisha's appeal for a nationwide protest on 18 September, Reuters reported. Mejdani made the public plea after a meeting with special EU envoy Herbert Grubmayr, OSCE ambassador to Albania Daan Everts, and Austrian ambassador to Tirana Arnold Riedel.

18 Sep 1998 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
tel: +225 21 73 54
fax: +22521 63 35

18 Sep 1998 description
report Soros

FM Alert, Vol. II, No. 37 - September 18, 1998

18 Sep 1998 description

A search and rescue operation conducted by the United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA) has recovered the body of a local employee who was killed in an ambush attack on Wednesday.

18 Sep 1998 description

USIS Geneva Press Release, September 18, 1998

The United States is providing on an urgent basis an additional $10 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in support of UNHCR's portion of the United Nations Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Kosovo.

The contribution, provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, is intended to enable the UNHCR to continue its activities in Kosovo uninterrupted and to expand its role in coordinating the international community's response.

18 Sep 1998 description

Internally displaced people hiding in the Bjeshket and Nemuna mountains separating Kosovo from Albania confirmed to U.N. World Food Programme staff that snow and cold rain has begun falling, increasing their fears that winter in the region has arrived early this year.

18 Sep 1998 description

Farmer Yahia Mohamed, 40, was searching through the ruins of his mud-walled house in Marga, a Nile village in Sudan's flood-ravaged Northern state. He was never a wealthy man, he explained, but with his 20 sheep and plot of land he had managed to feed his extended family. No longer. When the September flood came most of the 420 homes in Marga collapsed, animals were washed away and farmland disappeared beneath a brown expanse of water.

18 Sep 1998 description

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18 Sep 1998 description

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday that an Angolan employee of the Michigan-based Dyna Corp was killed in an ambush of a U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) convoy east of Luanda, the capital.

Three other Angolan employees of Dyna, which provides general support services to WFP, such as drivers, were injured and evacuated to Luanda on Thursday. The dead man had burned to death when his vehicle was set on fire, U.N.

18 Sep 1998 description

By Sayed Salahuddin

KABUL, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban movement on Friday stepped up its war of words with Iran, accusing Tehran of "martyring" 56 Afghans and arresting Afghan refugees.

"With profound regret we learnt that 56 of our refugee compatriots were recently martyred oppressively by Iranian authorities...and the tyrants responsible have arrested a large number of Afghan refugees in Zaa Khan province and have imprisoned them," the mouthpiece Voice of Shariat radio reported.

It was the latest counter-allegation by the radical Sunni …

18 Sep 1998 description

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A Japanese aid worker in Tanzania has been shot dead outside her home in the capital in an apparent robbery attempt, the Japanese embassy said on Friday.

18 Sep 1998 description

By Anis Ahmed

DHAKA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Bangladesh on Friday eagerly awaited food aid to arrive from abroad as the country's worst ever floods exposed millions of victims to hunger and disease.

Floodwaters have been receding, but weather officials said it would take weeks before all areas were dry again.

"So far we are conducting relief operations with our own resources.

18 Sep 1998 description

By Serajul Islam Quadir

DHAKA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Bangladesh may be focusing on food and shelter to recover from its worst ever flooding, but the country's education sector will also require massive aid, a key education official said on Friday.

"It will not be easy to recoup flood losses to this sector," Education Secretary Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad told Reuters in an interview.

Early estimates by the education ministry showed about 24,000 educational institutions had been affected by the floods.

Some 14,000 of them would need massive "rehabilitation" while …

18 Sep 1998 description

By Evelyn Leopold

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Russian envoys have raised objections to key points in a proposed Anglo-French resolution that would call for a global flight ban on Yugoslav airlines and threaten further unspecified action if fighting does not stop in Kosovo, diplomats said.

Moscow, an traditional ally of Belgrade, late on Thursday voiced its reservations at a meeting of delegates from Contact Group countries, an advisory body on the Balkans that includes Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the United States and Russia.

The resolution seeks to make worldwide a …

18 Sep 1998 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

18 Sep 1998 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