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31 May 2000 description

At a meeting convened at the UN House in Islamabad on 26 May to update donors on the development of the drought in the provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan, UN Resident Coordinator Onder Yucer reiterated his confidence in the efforts of the Government. There has been good cooperation between all parties concerned and the assistance has been consistent with international standards, he said. The efforts to save human lives have been quite successful and the Government offered substantial financial assistance.

31 May 2000 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. May 31 2000

With military help in short supply, the Sierra Leone government is torn between pushing for a decisive victory or restoring a shaky peace deal.

By MARTIN WOOLLACOTT in Freetown

President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah's ministers gathered yesterday at the presidential lodge, on a breezy ridge high above the muddy heat of Freetown, to greet the head of state on his return from a meeting of regional heads in Nigeria.

31 May 2000 description

Harare - At least 150 people have died in the flooding in central and southern Mozambique, and dozens of others are missing, Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi told the country's parliament.

Briefing the Assembly on the floods, he said that a definitive death toll could only be given once the waters had subsided, communications could be re-established and it would be possible "to assess with greater precision the number of lives lost in this present disaster".

31 May 2000 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

31 May 2000 description
report InterAction

Press Contact: Shanta M. Bryant, 202-667-8227 x115
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Tony Stitt, Senior Program Associate, x106

31 May 2000 description

By Rosalind Russell

ASMARA, Eritrea (Reuters) - Eritrea said Wednesday that Ethiopia's call for the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to modify a peace plan to end their two-year-old border war would result in further conflict and death.

After a day of closed-door peace talks in Algeria, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin Tuesday asked for the seven-point plan to be changed to take account of his country's sweeping battlefield gains over the last two weeks.

''If they think their invasion should be rewarded it is outrageous,'' Eritrean presidential …

31 May 2000 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. May 31 2000

The 16-nation Economic Community of West African States has called on the UN to toughen its mandate in Sierra Leone from "peacekeeping" to "peace enforcement".

By CHRIS MCGREAL in Freetown

West African governments have agreed to send an extra 3 000 troops to bolster United Nations forces in Sierra Leone amid government claims of significant new military successes against the Revolutionary United Front.

31 May 2000 description

The United Nations is sending an assessment team to Sierra Leone to review UN operations in response to the crisis that erupted in the country on 1 May, a UN spokesman said today in New York.

31 May 2000 description


WFP - SUDAN, EMOP 6215.00
1.1 May Highlights

31 May 2000 description

Introduction

1. Objectives

- It is the first research of its kind, to conduct the perspectives on the unification across the peninsula since the fifty five years of division.

- The Korean peninsula is the last surviving remains of the Cold war and fortunately there are unprecedented mood for the reconciliation.

31 May 2000 description

Created by UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Europe

31 May 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

Sudan has endured armed conflict for 30 of the last 40 years. Of its population of some 30 million, an estimated 4 million people are internally displaced -- separated from their families and without a home. Most of the displaced are women and children.
Sudan is one of the six most at-risk countries in the Horn of Africa facing potential famine this year. The United Nations estimates that 1.7 million people in Sudan will need food aid this year, with 75,000 of them at immediate risk. The other countries with at risk populations are Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.

31 May 2000 description
report UNICEF USA

Health: UNICEF has recruited and trained 11 doctors and 24 nurses for health posts in the border districts of Belu and Timor Tengah Utara. UNICEF has provided medical supplies including infant-delivery kits, essential drugs (such as antibiotics for pneumonia), examination beds, and tents that are being used as temporary health posts until permanent buildings are rebuilt.

31 May 2000 description


Highlights

  • Political and Security update.
  • Registration of Refugees completed.
  • Household Food Economy Analysis for Gatonde and Kabaya Health Districts
  • Plan for the rehabilitation and reinstallation of Northwest.


Political and Security situation.

More infiltrators reported in NorthWest

After relative peace and security for the last six months in the Northwest, Interahamwe/Ex-FAR are reported infiltrating the prefectures of Gisenyi.

31 May 2000 description


The UN System for Pakistan and Afghanistan organized a joint briefing on Drought on 26th May 2000. The briefing was well attended by representatives of Resident missions, donors, NGOs and UN agencies. The briefing provided an opportunity to the Members of the FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment team to present the results of their assessment missions to both Afghanistan and Pakistan.