1) Road access, between Rreshen and Kukes, temporarily closed due to erosion, has been restored.
2) Since 15 June, 380,326 refugees have returned to Kosova from Albania spontaneously and in organized repatriation plans. The care of refugees who remain in Albania, and the resolution of other issues related to the emergency continue to require concentrated, urgent attention. These include:
Rehabilitation work continues in the
"In a situation so fluid and wrought with emotion, there are few guarantees of justice," says Linda Hartke, CWS Director of Operations. "This will be a long and painful process to discern the truth, hold those accountable who have acted with impunity, and find a way forward through forgiveness and reconciliation. Donor nations (or governments) lose patience
On 7 July the Federation Delegation in Tajikistan was informed of a massive landslide or debris flow in Asht Rayon, Leninabad Oblast, in northern Tajikistan. The disaster was caused by heavy rains triggering debris flows and landslides in the narrow valleys in Asht Rayon which run south from the mountains on the Uzbekistan border. The landslides are substantial, covering a large area, and large boulders have been carried down into populated areas. The worst affected areas are the villages of Dokhana, Pongos, Shaidon, Bobodarkhon, and Hishton.
Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UN Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN agencies, media sources, the Ethiopian Government and NGOs.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0080
Honduras and Guatemala - Earthquake
OCHA - Geneva Situation Report No.1
BEIJING (July 10) XINHUA - The Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Ministry of Finance have allocated 102 million yuan and 9,300 tents to 11 provinces and ethnic autonomous regions affected by the summer floods.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Civil Affairs has sent emergency work units to the provinces of Jiangxi, Anhui, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei to direct the anti-flood efforts.
Natural calamities including droughts, floods, windstorms, hailstorms and earthquakes have affected many parts of the country this year.
NAIROBI - With this week's latest outbreak of war in Western Upper Nile region of southern Sudan, the United Nations World Food Programme said today it fears a worsening humanitarian crisis as it is unable to deliver urgent relief assistance to tens of thousands of people trapped by the fighting.
NAIROBI (July 10) XINHUA - The U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) has promised to offer further technical assistance to China in combating the current flood which hit the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in central part of the country.
UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer made the remarks in a letter sent Thursday from here to Xie Zhenhua, Director of the State Environmental Protection Administration.
UNHCR informed the local authorities that it will pay for repatriation transportation that is not scheduled by the EMG if the local authorities follow released guidelines, including the consent of the UNHCR Field Officer at least 24 hours in advance, adherence to transit and border crossing guidelines and other measures.
B. REFUGEE STATISTICS
Total influx of refugees as of 17 June: 479,223
Number of refugees leaving Albania on:
CFSP Presidency Statement
Nr. 9669/99 (Presse 214) - CFSP : 67/99
ROME, 9 July (FAO/WFP) -- More than 1 million people in Afghanistan will need relief and rehabilitation assistance over the next 18 months because of a sharp reduction in cereal production this year, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
News Release Issued by the International
Secretariat of Amnesty International
News Service 132/99 - AI INDEX: EUR 63/04/99 - 9 JULY 1999
Developments today, 9 July 1999
Updated 4:30pm EST
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (July 9, 1999) - One of the bloodiest wars in recent history ended on Wednesday. The success of the peace talks between the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels and the government of Sierra Leone brings hope to the West African nation.
Contact: Georgia Bushman
USAID and UNHCR support architecture contest
War Child USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about war, violence and the plight of at-risk children, is co-sponsoring an innovative project to solve the problem of temporary housing for returning Kosovar refugees.
According to a press release issued July 7 in New York, War Child USA has teamed up with a leading architectural firm -- Christidis Lauster Radu Architects -- to launch the "Architecture for Humanity" contest, which asks for transitional housing designs that could lodge refugees until they …