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03 Jul 1998 description

This report includes: A) Guinea Bissau B) Angola C) Sierra Leone D) East and Central Africa: Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo E) Sudan - update in the form of a supplement F) Yugoslavia and Region: Kosovo crisis.

03 Jul 1998 description

This report includes: A) Guinea-Bissau B) Angola C) Sierra Leone D) East and Central Africa: Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo E) Sudan - update in the form of a supplement F) Yugoslavia and Region: Kosovo crisis.
PART I - HIGHLIGHTS

03 Jul 1998 description

This report includes: A) Guinea Bissau B) Angola C) Sierra Leone D) East and Central Africa: Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo E) Sudan - update in the form of a supplement F) Yugoslavia and Region: Kosovo crisis.

02 Jul 1998 description

War looms as UNITA shuns peace process

02 Jul 1998 description

Benon Sevan, the Executive Director of the United Nations Iraq Programme, on Thursday described the mixed results achieved by the United Nations oil-for-food programme.

02 Jul 1998 description

James P. Rubin, State Department Spokesman, July 2 urged the Government of Sudan to keep its pledge made at peace talks on the country's civil war in Nairobi in April that it would no longer impede relief operations.

Rubin said "Serious food shortages exist in a broad area of southern Sudan. Currently more than 1.2 million people urgently require food aid.

"The United States is the largest funder of Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), a U.N.

02 Jul 1998 description

The World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Thursday that is unable to reach some 130,000 refugees cut off by military hostilities along the border between Guinea and Sierra Leone.

02 Jul 1998 description

During the last two weeks, over 120 tonnes of food have been distributed to some 35,000 displaced persons in and around Bissau by the ICRC and the Guinea-Bissau Red Cross, which is receiving support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The food (rice, cooking oil and canned beef) was provided by the United Nations World Food Programme.

02 Jul 1998 description

The ICRC and the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo officially inaugurated the Kalembe-Lembe limb-fitting workshop in Kinshasa on 27June following the signing, on 28 March, of a cooperation agreement between the two organizations.

02 Jul 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

02 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

Humanitarian operations in Angola are being crippled by a lack of access to the needy, at a time when they are most desperately required, aid agencies say.

02 Jul 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

02 Jul 1998 description

The World Food Programme has expressed "deep concern" over its inability to reach some 130,000 refugees cut off by military hostilities along the Guinea-Sierra Leone border, the UN food relief agency reports.

02 Jul 1998 description

By Richard Waddington

LISBON, July 2 (Reuters) - Fighting in Guinea Bissau's three-week civil war has spread beyond the capital, aggravating the plight of thousands of refugees fleeing the bloodshed, Portuguese media said on Thursday.

Senegalese troops backing the elected government of President Joao "Nino" Bernardo Vieira in the former Portuguese colony were apparently seeking to cut rebel links to the interior by securing key towns.

Portugal's RTP state television said loyalist and Senegalese forces had taken Mansoa 60 km (40 miles) north of the capital.

02 Jul 1998 description


MISSION HIGHLIGHTS
Afghan agriculture recovered in the peaceful areas of the country, but the over-riding feature this year has been heavy snowfalls and low temperatures during winter, and high rainfall in spring.

Flood damage to irrigated crops, together with a high incidence of yellow rust in wheat, have depressed irrigated cereal yields. But heavy rains benefited dryland crops especially in the north and marginal irrigated areas in the south.

02 Jul 1998 description

The 60-bed Netland hospital, transformed by the ICRC into a reconstructive surgery facility, opened its doors on 26 June. Seven war-wounded patients were operated on within the following three days.