According to a report from the Office for the Coodination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the voluntary return of East Timorese, who have sheltered in West Timor, to East Timor will occur in three phases.
- Returnees arriving in Dili by plane The first attempt is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 8, 1999.
- Returnees arriving in Dili and Baccau by plane and boat
- Returnees crossing the border to East Timor by road
Press Release 1794
Ottawa, Canada, October 6, 1999.
Dili, 6 October 1999 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has established a Liaison Office in the border town of Atambua, West Timor, to bring emergency assistance to thousands of East Timor refugees.
Financial status: Needs $40,181
The immediate increase in MSF activity in East Timor has been with the use of mobile clinics to visit areas with limited security and MSF planned involvement in the health care of refugees who are a part of the UNHCR organised repatriation programme.
Contact: Susan Aitkin, (404) 681-2552 ext 203.
ABIDJAN, 6 October 1999 (IRIN) - About 3,100 refugees fleeing the war-ravaged Republic of Congo arrived last week in Haut-Ogooue, south-eastern Gabon, bringing to 9,900 the number registered in the country so far, a UNHCR official told IRIN on Thursday.
Pristina, Skopje - October 6, 1999
CONSOLIDATED KOSOVO RETURN STATISTICS
As the General Assembly this morning began its consideration of the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization, many speakers expressed strong support for his call to change the culture of the United Nations from one that reacted to crises to one that prevented them, while several speakers highlighted the difficulties and implications of such a change.
By Michael Christie
MEXICO CITY, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Mexico declared disaster areas in four states on Tuesday as heavy rains caused some of the worst floods in 40 years, killing at least 64 people and driving tens of thousands from their homes, officials and media said.
In Tulancingo, a city filled with textile factories in the central state of Hidalgo, the Tulancingo river raged over its banks in the center of town, dragging trucks and cars and filling some 6,500 homes and buildings with water.
"Practically half of the city is affected to some degree," Hidalgo state Gov.
Cameron W. Barr
News Service 188/99
AI INDEX: ASA 21/181/99
CFSP Presidency Statement: Brussels (06-10-1999) -Nr. 11284/99 (Presse 291) - CFSP : 99/99
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The following is a report on the JDR Medical Team's return to Japan:
1. Return of the Medical Team to Japan
The team departed Taipei at 12:00 pm, October 5, aboard flight CI-100 and arrived safely at Haneda Airport at past 4:00 pm. The team was met in the airport's arrivals lobby by Mr. Ota (chairman of the JDR Medical Team Support Committee) and JICA personnel. A team disbanding ceremony ceremony was held at 4:30 pm at a nearby hotel. The ceremony was attended by Mr.
The four-nations (Federation of Russia, Greece, Austria and Switzerland) Steering Group in charge of the FOCUS Humanitarian Relief Operation in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) met in the Yugoslav capital, Belgrade, on October 5-6. The Steering Group voiced strong concern about possible additional hardships for vulnerable groups of the population due to the approaching winter season and the foreseeable lack of heating capacities.
The colonized people of Guam would vote on its status by 4 July 2000, a representative of that Territory’s Governor told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) this afternoon, as the Committee continued consideration of decolonization issues and heard petitioners.