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31 Jul 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

31 Jul 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

31 Jul 1998 description

1. What is the Current Humanitarian Situation?

31 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for West Africa
Tel: +225 21-73-54
Fax: +225 21-63-35

31 Jul 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

31 Jul 1998 description

Flooding in eastern China was expected to intensify over the next few days as torrential rains hammer the region, weakening water-logged dikes, state media said on Friday.

A swell of water on the Yangtze River caused by downpours in the upper reaches was rushing through eastern provinces and bearing down on China's biggest city of Shanghai, officials said.

"Flooding will worsen along the Yangtze's mainstream, down from Wuhan, caused by the flood crest," the China Daily newspaper said.

Wuhan, capital of central Hubei province and an industrial metropolis of seven …

31 Jul 1998 description

While the famine in Bahr al Ghazal appears to be worsening, a project supported by ACT has helped bring a looming famine in parts of Blue Nile Province under control.

31 Jul 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

31 Jul 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

31 Jul 1998 description

The president of Sierra Leone, which has been terrorized by bands of rebel soldiers brutalizing its citizens, said on Thursday that the country's military had been discredited and should be disbanded.

But President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah emphasized at a meeting in Manhattan that future economic //development depended on the West African nation's security, and he outlined several options being considered to replace the embattled country's armed forces.

"We as a government have decided that our military is completely discredited and should be disbanded," Kabbah said …

31 Jul 1998 description

Serbian forces were closing in on a guerrilla bastion in the far west of Kosovo on Friday despite a pledge by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic that a major offensive against ethnic Albanian separatists was over.

Both sides in Kosovo's bloody conflict said Serbian forces were threatening the village of Junik, a stronghold of the secessionist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) close to the border with lawless northern Albania.

Official Serbian sources said the town was held by only a few dozen hardline guerrillas and that their commanders had already crossed over into …

31 Jul 1998 description

The United Nations World Food Programme today announced that displaced Sudanese arriving in Wau, who are too malnourished and weak to prepare food for themselves, will be given cooked meals every day through a special feeding programme launched this week.

31 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for West Africa
Tel: +225 21-73-54
Fax: +225 21-63-35

31 Jul 1998 description

The past weeks have seen a serious escalation in fighting in Kosovo with a series of violent clashes taking place in the centre and south west of the province between the Yugoslav forces and the Kosovo Albanian insurgents (UCK) This has undoubtedly taken a heavy toll on the civilian population with tens of thousands forced to leave their homes, many to shelter out of fear in forests and mountains, and widespread destruction of property. There are now well over a 100,000 people who have had to abandon their homes since the crisis began.

31 Jul 1998 description

Serbian forces are reportedly closing in on a guerrilla base in western Kosovo.

This is despite a pledge by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic that a major offensive against ethnic Albanian separatists is over.

Both sides in Kosovo's bloody conflict say Serbian forces are threatening a stronghold of the secessionist Kosovo Liberation Army, where ethnic Albanians say there are thousands of civilians.

European officials say they're shocked by the extent of the devastation in Kosovo, as Katy Cronin reports:

CART: The E-U delegation says the past week's fighting in …

31 Jul 1998 description


Somalia
Food security in southern Somalia and Somaliland is deteriorating rapidly due to a combination of factors, including failed rains, increasing civil insecurity, and the adverse economic impact of Saudi Arabia’s ban on livestock imports. The population will require food assistance through the next harvest, in December.