Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies appealed today for a further 120 million Swiss francs (76.5 million US dollars) to meet the needs of thousands of people in the Balkans. Wrecked homes, landmines and unexploded bombs, severe economic hardship, the problem of missing persons and the lingering trauma of war are among the major difficulties affecting the region.
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By Wambui Chege
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By Leon Barkho
In the India South Western Territory the monsoon season has come earlier than usual with constantly heavy rain, day and night which has created a very serious situation.
All Albanian camps with Salvation Army involvement have now closed, with the final camp at Dinamo, residents having been taken into a consolidation not requiring Army involvement.
Returns to Kosovo from within the region
have dropped substantially in recent days. Over 85% of all refugees have
returned home within the region.
World Bank President James Wolfensohn said Wednesday that Kosovo would need about $50 million in emergency aid over the next two months to restore minimal living standards before winter.
by Ghion Hagos
LUSAKA, July 26 (Xinhua) --Mmaheba
Refugee Center in Zambia's North- Western Province is facing a shortage
of medical drugs because of erratic supplies from the government.
Jonathan Munen'gu, field assistant of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said the center which had more than 30,000 refugees was facing problems of drugs.
Times of Zambia newspaper Monday quoted Munen'gu as saying "We receive drug kits for a week and then (they) quickly run out. This takes time to be replenished and the supply is irregular."
JANUARY - DECEMBER 1999
The 1999 United Nations (UN) Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Albania (hereafter referred to as "the 1999 Consolidated Appeal" or "the 1999 CA") was launched in December 1998. It requested US$ 359.4 million for the programme activities of twelve appealing agencies and highlighted the needs of certain other key organisations in the annexes.
NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
Sfr 325.48 million
Vienna, 25 July 1999 -- The Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE, Foreign Minister Knut Vollebæk of Norway, strongly deplores the recent massacre of 14 Serbian men in the farming village of Gracko in Kosovo.
DHAKA, July 23 (Reuters) - A Bangladesh river ripped through an embankment on Friday to leave 350 families homeless, while authorities battled to get food and medicine to 75,000 people marooned elsewhere in the country by raging floods.
The Padma river breached about 300 feet (100 metres) of an embankment in Munshiganj, 30 km (18 miles) from the capital Dhaka, said district commissioner Mohammed Nurul Haq.
A total of 350 families were made homeless in western Faridpur district as the Padma tore through the embankment, district officials said.
"Roads linking Manikganj town …
LUANDA, 23 July (IRIN) - The United Nations this week launched the mid-term review of its Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Angola saying the resumption of the war between government forces and UNITA rebels after the breakdown of the UN-brokered Lusaka Protocol peace accords last December had forced it to seek extra donor funding.