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29 Oct 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
CWS/ACT APPEAL: HURRICANE MITCH (#976309)

29 Oct 1998 description

1998 has been an unlucky year for China. There has been an earthquake in Hebei Province, a severe snowstorm in Tibet and now an estimated 240 million Chinese - one fifth of China's population - have been affected by flooding from the Yangzi river. Many Chinese civilians and soldiers have worked hard to dig up survivors from the earthquake and to save threatened communities from flooding. The EU's own European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) has been at hand to help.

29 Oct 1998 description

NUTRITIONAL CRISIS PERSISTS IN BAHR AL-GHAZAL

29 Oct 1998 description

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke said on Wednesday he was "heartsick" NATO did not act sooner to stop a Serb offensive against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.

"We just feel heartsick that we weren't standing up having this kind of briefing three or four months ago ... because we wouldn't have had all that destruction ...

29 Oct 1998 description

By Juan Carlos Ulate

PUERTO CORTEZ, Honduras, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Hurricane Mitch continued to batter Honduras on Thursday, hitting the coast, reaching inland and threatening the northwest Caribbean region after claiming at least 19 lives.

After two days of downpours that caused flash-floods and mudslides, the weary Central American nation declared a state of emergency and evacuated some 100,000 people from the coast, adding to frantic flights to safety in nearby Belize, Guatemala and Mexico.

Mitch stalled late on Wednesday just over the Bay Islands, a popular tourist spot for …

29 Oct 1998 description

In the past two weeks delegates have distributed 80 tonnes of wheat flour, spaghetti, sugar, salt and yeast to displaced persons in Kosovo. More than 8,000 blankets, 23,000 candles and other essential items have also been provided to ease the desperate plight of the thousands of people driven from their homes by the fighting in the Yugoslav province.

29 Oct 1998 description

27-29 October 1998

29 Oct 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

29 Oct 1998 description

Paul Ejime, PANA Correspondent

29 Oct 1998 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

29 Oct 1998 description

A war continues to rage in the north and east interior of Sierra Leone. More than 250,000 refugees have fled to neighboring Guinea and Liberia. The UN has estimated that another 250,000 persons are internally displaced within Sierra Leone. Due to extreme insecurity, international relief agencies lack access into the interior of much of the country. As a result many of the displaced are cut off from food and medical aid.

29 Oct 1998 description

Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/03334
CENTRAL AMERICA - HURRICANE MITCH
HONDURAS, GUATEMALA, BELIZE, COSTA RICA
OCHA - GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO.4

28 Oct 1998 description
report Mercy Corps

Hurricane Mitch bore down on Honduras today bringing torrential rains to communities along the coast and throughout the Sula Valley. Homes in coastal areas have been destroyed by the high winds; the tin roofs common to most houses have been torn asunder.

28 Oct 1998 description

Jonas Savimbi's leadership under new challenge

28 Oct 1998 description

Released by the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, Office of South Central European Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, October 28, 1998

Compiled by EUR/SCE (202-647-4850) from daily reports of the U.S. element of the Kosovo Diplomatic Observer Mission (KDOM)

28 Oct 1998 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN - Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

28 Oct 1998 description
report World Vision

Canadian aid-worker John Schenk spent time this week with ethnic Albanian refugees in the hills of Kosovo, about 40 kilometers west of Pristina. Many of the 3,000 people, some living in makeshift camps for up to five months, are afraid to return to their homes and villages. They fear Serbian forces and Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic.