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26 Jan 1999 description

ABIDJAN - The United Nations World Food Programme protested strongly today against the looting of some 2,300 metric tons of its food aid during the rebel attack in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.

26 Jan 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

26 Jan 1999 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

26 Jan 1999 description
report World Vision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cathy MacCaul (253) 815-2163, Kathleen Brown (202) 608-1842

26 Jan 1999 description

RFE/RL CAUCASUS REPORT - Vol. 2, No. 4, 26 January 1999

26 Jan 1999 description
report American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, January 26, 1999 -- More than 1,000 Colombian Red Cross relief workers are working around-the-clock rescuing those buried by landslides after a tremendous magnitude 6 earthquake Monday razed cities and towns in western Colombia. Colombian Red Cross workers are also distributing emergency relief and supporting first aid, evacuation and sheltering efforts. The earthquake that errupted 20 miles beneath the earth's surface rocked Colombia's coffee region. The Colombian Red Cross is assessing the widespread damage and responding throughout the region.

26 Jan 1999 description

Extracted from: RFE/RL CAUCASUS REPORT Vol. 2, No. 4, 26 January 1999

26 Jan 1999 description
report IRIN

U N I T E D N A T I O N S
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Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35

26 Jan 1999 description

Jerome Hule, PANA Correspondent

26 Jan 1999 description

At Cairo meeting on Sunday, Arab leaders didn't respond to Iraqi demands for help.

Scott Peterson, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

CAIRO - The "Iraq dilemma" is not just the domain of American policymakers: Arab leaders, too, trying to forge their own unity, are increasingly frustrated by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Iraq's delegation walked away from an Arab League foreign ministers' meeting on Sunday, indicating a new degree of Iraqi isolation in the Arab world.

26 Jan 1999 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations.

26 Jan 1999 description

Foreign aid is continuing to flow into Fiji to help with relief efforts in areas devastated by the worst floods in Fiji's history.

Australia has contributed 200-thousand-dollars in aid for purchase of school text books, stationery and repairs to schools affected by the floods in the Western Sector of the main island of Viti Levu.

As Karan Pillay reports from Suva, government and Red Cross officials are continuing the distribution of food rations.

The Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, Greg Irwin hopes that the contribution will get Fiji's children back into schools, …

26 Jan 1999 description

An earthquake in western Colombia has killed at least one thousand people and injured scores of others as it toppled buildings and flattened neighborhoods in the South American country's Andes mountains.

The early afternoon quake measured six on the Richter scale with it's epicentre 225 kilometres west of the capital, Bogota.

The deputy fire chief of the provincial city of Armenia says rescue workers were so overwhelmed, that many bodies remained on the street uncollected.

He said perhaps more than two-thousand were dead in Armenia alone.

Some 60 percent of the city was …

26 Jan 1999 description

General Klaus Naumann, the head of NATO's military committee, told Germany's ZDF television on 26 January that the Atlantic alliance has completed its military preparations for possible intervention in the Kosova crisis. He stressed that both sides must understand that NATO's patience with the continued violence has reached its limits and that the alliance will launch "military action" if the violence continues.