As many as 5.22 lakh drought affected people have been provided employment through 14,803 famine relief and other departmental works in 26 districts upto May 1,2000 in the state.
Efforts are being made on warfooting to provide potable water, to protect the cattle wealth and provide other relief to the people in the famine affected areas of the state on the directions of the Chief Minister, Mr. Ashok Gehlot. As many as 7.17 lakh labourers have been engaged on famine relief works in the affected areas of 26 districts so far in the state.
Of the total sanctioned 27209 relief works, 18763 works are in progress.
by Pierre Krähenbühl
Pierre Krähenbühl is an ICRC delegate. During the Kosovo crisis he was head of the Task Force Balkans at ICRC headquarters. He holds a degree in political science and international relations.
Special Issue on the Drought in Afghanistan
EMOP 6136.01- Food assistance to refugees, IDPs and social cases in the Balkan region
International aid agency Children's Aid Direct, based in Reading, is to accelerate its response to the urgent needs of children who have been affected by the recent upsurge in fighting in Sierra Leone.
Pristina, 02 May 2000
Sporadic cases of tularemia are likely to continue in Kosovo over the months to come but the outbreak, which was confirmed in mid-April, has peaked, according to epidemiologists investigating the situation. Further cases are expected from various causes and it is critical to apply standard public health measures, including good water and food protection, sanitation and waste controls.
1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Ethiopia is facing a major humanitarian crisis.
Serb refugees disillusioned with life in Serbia are being encouraged to return to Kosovo.
NAIROBI MAY 2, 2000 - THE NSCC People to People Peace East Bank Nilotics Reconciliation Conference will be launched at the end of this week on May 8th.
MENTORS TO JUDGES
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The Security Council today started its mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations spokesman announced in New York.
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Visite de Kofi Annan, la première d'un Secrétaire général de l'ONU
With the rapidly worsening drought situation in South Asia, ACT members across the region are gearing up for humanitarian intervention.
STRASBOURG, 02.05.2000 - The COUNCIL OF EUROPE Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has completed its second visit to the North Caucasian region of the Russian Federation (20 to 27 April 2000). The CPT's delegation followed up issues examined during the Committee's first visit (26 February to 4 March 2000), focusing its attention on the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the Chechen Republic.
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