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31 Mar 1995 description

DHA-GENEVA 95/0128
1. UNOCHA FIELD OFFICE IN FAIZABAD, CAPITAL OF BADAKHSHAN PROVINCE WAS NOTIFIED BY PROVINCE GOVERNOR THAT A MAJOR LANDSLIDE HIT THE VILLAGE OF KURLUK ZIR KUTAL IN DARAIM DISTRICT. THE AREA IS WEST OF FAIZABAD NEAR THE BORDER WITH TAJIKISTAN. GOVERNOR REPORTED THAT 300 PEOPLE DIED AND 110 HOUSES WERE DESTROYED.

2. AT THE REQUEST OF THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES, UNICEF AND WFP FIELD STAFF ARE TRAVELLING TO THE AFFECTED AREA FROM 1 APRIL TO ASSESS THE SITUATION.

TELEPHONE NO:+41-22-917.12.34

20 Mar 1995 description


DHA-GENEVA 95/0122

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKES IN IRIAN JAYA
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 MARCH 1995

1. TWO EARTHQUAKES OCCURRED IN IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA, TODAY. FIRST EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.8 ON RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED AT 3:31 AM LOCAL TIME. EPICENTER WAS CALCULATED AT 135.18 DEG. EAST, 3.34 DEG. SOUTH, DEPTH 30 KMS. SECOND EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.0 OCCURRED AT 8:53 AM, WITH EPICENTER 135.02 DEG. EAST, 4.1 DEG. SOUTH AND DEPTH 46 KMS.

01 Mar 1995 description

These guidelines provide a primer on when and how sexual violence can occur in the refugee context and the physical, psychological and social effects it can have on those exposed.

Addressing ways to combat the occurrence of sexual violence and how to respond when incidents occur, the guidelines emphasise the need for education, training and information campaigns as well as the need for legal awareness training, leadership and skills training, and education.