Nutritional crises continue to threaten large numbers of the population
These crises are worst in the largely agricultural areas of Aweil West and Ruweng counties; the floodplains and swamps of Leech State; and the semi-arid rangelands of Kapoeta County
Despite marked short-term improvements in Aweil East and Gogrial counties, emergency food aid is still needed for a majority of the population
Since 1986 the ICRC has been present in Afghanistan and has maintained sub-delegations throughout the country. Its principle activities include, support to medical structures, assistance to the most vulnerable, rehabilitation of agricultural land, veterinary programmes, visiting detainees and in the framework of the ICRC's mandate, the promotion of humanitarian law and rules, with the co-operation with the Red Crescent Society in Afghanistan.
The Agriculture Programme
Since 1986 the ICRC has been present in Afghanistan and has maintained sub-delegations throughout the country. Its principal activities include, support to medical structures, assistance to the most vulnerable, agricultural rehabilitation programmes and veterinary services, visiting detainees and in the framework of the ICRC's mandate, the promotion of the humanitarian law and rules, and strengthening of the Red Crescent Society in Afghanistan.
The Orthopaedic Project
MEDIA RELEASE - Australian Agency for International Development
MEDIA ADVISORY AA-00-002 14 February, 2000
Australia will provide support for emergency food aid for Kenyan farmers affected by drought in the northern and eastern parts of the country.
Food security is an issue year-round in Kenya and the country has been hit by recurrent droughts since the severe drought of 1991-92. Farmers have not been able to produce enough crops to see them through the current drought and their animals are too weak to search for water, or to be sold to buy food.
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél: +254 2 622147
Fax: + 254 2 622129
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 20-21-73-54
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1. A foreign hostage was freed in Chechnya last week;
2. Russian Armed Forces focus on Chechnya’s southern mountains in their attempts to hit the rebels’ strongholds;
3. The Chechen President announces the beginning of all-out guerilla war in Chechnya;
Highlighting Sudan Government's responsive
attitude towards the positive Canadian initiatives to conduct a genuine
dialogue and constructive diplomatic relations, the Sudanese Charge d'
Affairs in Canada issued on 14.2.2000 the following press release:
PRESS RELEASE: Sudan Welcomes Canada's
Support to Peace in the Sudan
Sudan Embassay, Canada.
Release No. 02/00
February 14, 2000
Over a week after severe flash floods hit southern Mozambique leaving more than 200,000 people homeless, thousands of people are still stranded on isolated bits of high ground without food and water.
New York, February 14 - Despite recent efforts by the international community to implement the Lusaka peace accords, a large number of the Democratic Republic of Congo population still faces displacement (an estimated 1.1 million people have been displaced by war within the DRC and across its frontiers), severe economic depression, poor access to health care and disruption of food security. Access to the most vulnerable in conflict zones remains extremely limited, hampering the delivery of aid.
Financial status: Needs $115 011
LUSAKA (Feb. 14) XINHUA - Angolan refugees in Western province of Zambia are suffering from a critical shortage of drugs, according to Zambia News Agency.
Sinjembela refugee center has been hit with an outbreak of malaria, dysentery, tinea fungous infection and connectives which can not be treated due to lack of drugs.
UNICEF officer Paul Mutale who is in the area to offer medical services said there drugs are needed as malaria and dysentery are deadly.
Mutale said among the sick are frail old women, malnourished babies, pregnant women and the amputees.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Sierra Leone has promised a "forceful response" if any more weapons are seized from UN peacekeepers in the country, a UN spokeswoman told a press briefing today in New York.
Says only about one-third of those authorized are there
By Charles W. Corey
1. Emergency overview and recent developments
February 14, 2000 (11 a.m. EST) No.
by Lt.-Col. Henning Philipp, KFOR Spokesperson
Pristina, 14 February 2000
Période du 10 Février au 14 Février 2000
Du 10 au 12 Février la Brigade Multinationale Nord a connu un retour au calme. Le 13 Février, de nouveaux incidents ont provoqué l'intervention des unités de la Brigade Multinationale Nord entraînant des blessés dans les différentes communautés et provoquant une quarantaine d'arrestations.
By Steven Swindells
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The death toll from the worst flooding across southern Africa in nearly 50 years rose to at least 45 on Monday as more rain deluged the region.
South African police said at least 45 people had been killed, but the number was expected to rise as rescuers reached remote areas.