SAVE THE CHILDREN (UK) EMERGENCY UNIT STATEMENT
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports
ERITREA: Elections announced
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia (GORI) and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), hereinafter referred to as the"Parties";
Desiring to implement the Joint Communique between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor signed in Dili on 29 January 2000, in particular point 7 (seven);
The total number of people affected by the storm is not known at this time.
Hurricane Keith has weakened to a tropical depression. The National Hurricane Center reported as of 1000 hours (EST) this morning that the center of the tropical depression was located inland over the Yucatan Peninsula about 55 miles west of Chetumal, Mexico.
The depression is moving toward the west-northwest, and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours.
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan has obtained a loan of 23 million US dollars from the OPEC development fund for the rehabilitation of some of the country's irrigation facilities.
WASHINGTON, DC 20523
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
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Flood Situation in West Bengal
Calcutta Field Office
2 October 2000
This report expands on SITREP Nos.1 and 2 of 18 and 21 August, 2000 and 3, 4 and 5 of 21, 23 and 26 September respectively. These reports were prepared on the first wave of floods that UNICEF became involved with during the flood emergency in West Bengal.
This report provides details of the second wave of floods that have hit the state recently. This report provides the latest information on the impact of this flood.
The European Commission has approved funding for emergency humanitarian aid to ensure ongoing support to the victims of the Chechnya conflict. Channelled through the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) this aid will enable non-governmental agencies and the UN working in Northern Caucasus to carry out projects in the region during the next six months. The objective is to continue providing assistance to an estimated 350,000 people consisting of refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Ingushetia and Chechnya.
There was another increase over the past week in the overall value of contract applications placed on hold by the Security Council's 661 Sanctions Committee.
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U.S. humanitarian aid to Afghans--both refugees and those living inside Afghanistan--is the largest of any country in the world, and this year will reach $100 million, according to commentary by the U.S. State Department's South Asia Bureau.
The State Department commentary, released on October 2, states that this year's U.S. aid level to Afghans represents an increase of $30 million over last year, and includes $15 million in direct U.S.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0184
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Hurricane "Keith"- Belize-Nicaragua-Cuba
Tropical Depression "Joyce" - The Caribbean
2 October 2000
This message is not an official hurricane warning or alert for any country.
2 October 2000 - 1200 hrs GMT
Tropical Depression "Joyce"
2 October 2000 - 0900 hrs GMT
Developments today, 2 October 2000 - Updated 5:30 p.m. EST
Pristina, 02 October 2000
ISLAMABAD, 29 September (IRIN) - The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday announced a major emergency operation intended to help more than one million people in Tajikistan threatened by famine because of one of the worst droughts in decades in central Asia.
[Donato Kiniger-Passigli of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spent a week travelling through Tajikistan at the end of September in the company of journalists from around the world and Ross Mountain, the Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator. The journalists were brought by the United Nations to witness the worst drought seen in that country for more than 75 years. In this article, he describes the situation on the ground in the poorest country in Central Asia]
NAIROBI, 2 October (IRIN) - The Dr Ismail Juma'le Human Rights Centre was first established in Mogadishu in July 1996. It has since grown in stature and become "part of the worldwide human rights movement", says co-director Hasan Shire Sheik. It issues reports on abuses in Somalia and receives support from a number of international human rights bodies and donors. The organisation was established on 22 July 1996 to commemorate the sixth anniversary of Dr Ismail Juma'le, a prominent human rights lawyer and defender under the former dictatorship of Muhammad Siyad Barre.