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DR Congo

U.S.Condemns Acts of Retribution in Former Zaire

(FR) (People must work together, Burns says) (280) By Jane Morse USIA Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON -- The United States condemns acts of retribution by rebel alliance supporters in Kinshasa...

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Somalia

Militia Attacks WV Somalia Compound

Militia from outside the town attacked the World Vision Somalia compound in Bu=C6alle on 15 May just minutes before Enzo Vecchio of WV Somalia and Geoffrey Shepherd of World Vision Australia left the...

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Sudan

SPLA Leader Visits WV Base

by Margaret Jephson, WVI Communications associate John Garang, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), visited the town of Nabagok, World Vision Sudan's operational base for activities...

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Afghanistan

Afghan Taleban Militia Demands Surrender

KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuter) - Afghanistan's fundamentalist Islamic Taleban militia said it had made new gains in opposition-held territory Tuesday and demanded that its foes surrender. "(General...

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Bangladesh

Alert 2 Bangladesh Cyclone

Geneva, May 20, 1997 A severe cyclone hit the coast of Bangladesh Monday. Winds of up to 180 - 200 kph hit areas around Cox Bazar and Teknaf areas. In response to the cyclone and a feared storm surge...

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Bangladesh

Relief Effort for Bangladesh Cyclone Victims

A massive relief effort is underway in south-eastern Bangladesh to provide food and temporary shelter to tens-of-thousands of people left homeless by a cyclone yesterday. Major Atiqur Rehman, in the...

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DR Congo

Kabila Set to Unveil New Zaire Government

KINSHASA, Zaire (Reuter) - Self-proclaimed president Laurent Kabila was expected to unveil a transitional government Tuesday, marking the end of decades of dictatorship in Zaire, the country he has...

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Cyclone - Information Bulletin n° 2

The Context A severe tropical cyclone "One Bravo" gathered intensity in the Bay of Bengal and, as predicted, struck the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh yesterday, Monday, 19th May 1997, crossing...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan Weekly Update 12-19 May 1997

Afghanistan Country Office 17-B(IV) Abdara Road, P.O. Box 1078 University Town, Peshawar Please note that Monday 19 May was a UN holiday in Pakistan. Security: Mazar-i-Sharif: A top commander of...

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Liberia

Liberia Humanitarian Situation Report No.71

Period covered: 8 - 19 May 1997 - No. 71 The information contained in this report was provided by the Office of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Liberia THE HEALTH SECTOR: At the...

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Bangladesh

Cyclone hits Bangladesh

CARE Prepares Relief Efforts Atlanta, May 19, 1997, 1 p.m. EST -- A cyclone with winds of 125 miles per hour hit the southeast coast of Bangladesh today. CARE staff will launch relief efforts when...

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DR Congo

U.S.Pleased Refugee Effort Underway in Zaire

(5/16 statement by Nicholas Burns) (490) WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government is "pleased that the airlift of Rwandan refugees from the Kisangani area is underway despite numerous remaining challenges,"...

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DR Congo

IRIN Emergency Update No. 175 on the Great Lakes

UNITED NATIONS Department of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network for the Great Lakes Tel: +254 2 622147 Fax: +254 2 622129 e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org IRIN Emergency Update...

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Tajikistan

U.S.Welcomes Agreement Signed in Tajikistan

Washington -- State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said the United States welcomes the agreements signed by Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmonov and opposition leader Syed Abdullo Nuri at the...

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh Cyclone Situation Report No.1

Bangladesh - Cyclone DHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 1 19 May 1997 I. SITUATION 1. A severe cyclonic storm with a core of Hurricane winds in the Bay of Bengal has started to impact the coastline in...

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