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13 Jun 1996 description

BUJUMBURA, June 13 (Reuter) - Burundi's army said on Thursday it killed 50 Hutu rebels in an attack on a training camp and an army report blamed rebels for killing three Swiss aid workers.

12 Jun 1996 description

An FAO/WFP review of the food supply situation in Korea DPR in April, found that since an earlier evaluation in December 1995, the situation had deteriorated more seriously than had been anticipated. The country's substantial food deficit remained largely unchanged, due to the inability of Government to import food commercially and the limited amount of food assistance provided, which had only covered a small part of the overall shortfall.

12 Jun 1996 description

By Nicholas Kotch

ADDIS ABABA, June 12 (Reuter) - Despite its worsening relations with the Islamic government in Sudan, Ethiopia will not allow its territory to be used by Sudanese rebels, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday.

Meles accused Khartoum of trying to destabilise the region but said in an interview the Sudanese army was incapable of engaging in a large-scale conflict with its neighbours.

He denied that the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the main anti-Khartoum military force, was operating from inside Ethiopia as Sudan alleges.

12 Jun 1996 description

GROZNY, Russia (Dow Jones)--The Moscow-backed government of Chechnya decided on Wednesday to hold elections to the breakaway republic's parliament on June 16, undermining a peace agreement between the Kremlin and rebel militants, reports the Associated Press.

Postponing the elections was a key separatist demand, and at talks held earlier this week the sides issued what they called a 'recommendation' to hold the ballot in the fall.

Monday's agreement stipulated that the vote would be preceded by rebel disarmament and a Russian pullout, both to be completed by Aug.

12 Jun 1996 description

TOKYO, June 12 -- Japan has offered up to 950 million yen in grant-in-aid to Tanzania to help boost food production in the east African nation, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Notes on the economic assistance were exchanged between officials of the two countries in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, earlier in the day, the ministry said.

The sum will be used to purchase fertilizers, agricultural chemicals and machinery so as to increase Tanzania's self-sufficiency in food, it said.

Copyright (c) 1996 Kyodo News International, Inc.

11 Jun 1996 description
report Oxfam

In an unprecedented move, Oxfam, along with 12 other aid agencies, has reluctantly refused to re-establish a major humanitarian operation in war-torn Liberia until security improves enough to allow the safe delivery of desperately needed aid. Despite the grave plight of the Liberian people the agencies have made the difficult decision of only offering minimal life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable.

11 Jun 1996 description

KHARTOUM, June 11 (Reuter) - Ten Sudanese politicians and trade unionists, including a former vice president and representatives of the traditional parties, have told the government to resign or face the consequences from the people.

In a petition delivered on Monday to the office of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the petitioners gave a damning indictment of his seven years in power since he overthrew a democratically elected government in a military coup in 1989.

11 Jun 1996 description

By Harry Mouzalas

MONROVIA, June 11 (Reuter) - Ethnic Krahn fighters agreed on Tuesday to disarm and leave an army barracks at the centre of recent fighting in Liberia's six-year-old civil war, a statement by the Krahn's ULIMO-J militia said.

Witnesses said trucks of the ECOMOG African peacekeeping force in Liberia had entered the Barclay Training Centre (BTC) barracks to take the Krahns to their bases in the interior.

11 Jun 1996 description

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) - Foes and critics of Sudan's government poured scorn Thursday on a peace charter Khartoum signed 24 hours earlier with two rebel factions but which excluded the most successful rebel group.

The main rebel group, John Garang's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), vowed to fight on.

Eritrea's ambassador to Kenya, Beyene Russom, said the charter was a worthless piece of paper because Garang, the main actor in the 13-year Sudan conflict, was not party to it.

11 Jun 1996 description

ABIDJAN, June 11 (Reuter) - International aid organisations said on Tuesday they had agreed to limit operations in Liberia to prevent their resources from being used by the country's warring factions to prolong a six-year-old conflict.

Jim Mason of Lutheran World Federation told reporters 14 aid organisations had agreed to reduce their work to targeted minimal lifesaving interventions, and not to replace equipment looted during fighting in Monrovia in April and May.

10 Jun 1996 description

NAZRAN, Russia (Reuter) - Russian and separatist negotiators signed an agreement Monday intended to end 18 months of fighting in rebel Chechnya and providing for a Russian troop withdrawal by the end of August. Both sides hailed the agreement signed in Nazran, just outside the breakaway region. But it did not cover Chechnya's future status, the main sticking point, and much work remained to be done to work out a lasting settlement.

'We had a hard time coming to this day but we got here.

10 Jun 1996 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

10 Jun 1996 description

26 May - 1 June 1996

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT WAS PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN LIBERIA UN AGENCIES, INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND NGOS

SUMMARY

ECOMOG TROOPS CONTINUE TO DEPLOY IN MONROVIA, AND ITS ENVIRONS, INCLUDING SCHEFFLEIN HIGHWAY.

FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES WERE DELIVERED FOR THE ESTIMATE 8,000 CIVILIANS, TAKING REFUGE AT THE BAPTIST SEMINARY IN SCHEFFLEIN.

10 Jun 1996 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

09 Jun 1996 description

5-9 June 1996

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT WAS PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN LIBERIA UN AGENCIES, INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND NGOS

SUMMARY

NOTE:

THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION REPORT WILL NOW BE PRODUCED ON A TWICE A WEEK SCHEDULE, EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY.

THE STANDING STEERING COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY REAFFIRMS THE PRINCIPLES AND PROTOCOLS FOR HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS AND ADOPTS MECHANISMS FOR ENSURING COMPLIANCE.