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31 Aug 1999 description

Delegation of the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board Visited Georgia A delegation of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Board visited Georgia from 25 to 31 August. The event was intended to provide an insight into the socio-economic situation in Georgia in general, and was an opportunity for the executive board to monitor the performance of UNDP/ UNFPA projects in the country.

31 Aug 1999 description
report Save the Children

At a glance

  • health - the destruction of health and sanitation services has caused many health problems
  • education - many schools have been damaged
  • loss of livelihood - the hurricane has destroyed crops, businesses and many families' means of earning a living.
Key themes for Save the Children
  • health care - SCF has repaired and restocked health centres for the benefit of 42,500 children
  • water and sanitation - SCF programmes have reached over 65,000 children
  • agriculture - the rehabilitation of agricultural land and planting of vegetable crops will …
31 Aug 1999 description


By Laura Hammond, Monitoring Officer, UNDP Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia
Introduction

31 Aug 1999 description

Unless otherwise specified, all information contained in this report has been collected in-country by OCHA from the UN, NGOs, & ICRC network in Guinea-Bissau

31 Aug 1999 description
report Médecins du Monde

Doctors of the World is responding to the critical health care needs of all the people of Kosovo as well as attempting to help restore a peaceful working relationship between the Serb and the Albanian medical professionals.

31 Aug 1999 description


John Prendergast and David Smock

Briefly

Standing today at a crossroads between war and peace, the Congo threatens either to drag the entire Central African region into a quagmire of conflict or to provide the engine of economic reconstruction necessary for stability and democratization.

31 Aug 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

Hargeisa Office - Northwest Zone Somalia

30 Aug 1999 description

Mission Highlights

  • The rural population has lost a variable proportion of this year's agricultural production due to mass displacement.
  • The Mission forecasts wheat production in 1999 at about 113 000 tonnes, 65 percent less than the estimated crop in 1997 (a relatively normal year), and meeting only about 30 percent of the domestic requirement.
30 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 30 August (IRIN) - South Africa's intermediary role in brokering a ceasefire in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prompted Burundi to request similar assistance to end six years of civil war that has claimed more than 250,000 lives, news reports said on Monday.

30 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 30 August (IRIN) - The last three months have brought a significant deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region, with best estimates showing a 19 percent increase in the number of affected people, who have themselves used up many of their coping strategies and become increasingly vulnerable.

30 Aug 1999 description

appeal no. 19/99
situation report no. 9
period covered: 28-30 August 1999

30 Aug 1999 description

TURKEY -- Dr. Gunay Apak, of Turkey, writes to CWS via e-mail today, August 30, "I have seen the donation of polartec blankets on behalf of U.S. churches for the people suffering from the recent earthquake . . . We are especially grateful for small children for donating their pocket money to their unknown friends in Turkey. We would like to pass our sincere appreciation to Church World Service . . . We are suffering a lot but seeing and feeling the kindness of all the nations around the globe in different religions and cultures relieving our deep sorrow.

30 Aug 1999 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

30 Aug 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

30 Aug 1999 description

Catholic Relief Services has committed $500,000 towards relief efforts in response to the massive August 17th earthquake that shook northwest Turkey.

30 Aug 1999 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)