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  • Angola: Assistance for displaced people

    Angola: Assistance for displaced people 06-01-1999 News Release 99/01 The ICRC has strengthened its operational capacity in Angola so as to be able to respond to the new humanitarian needs created by the

    • 1999-01-06
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  • Guinea-Bissau: ICRC rehabilitates Simao Mendes Central Hospital

    Guinea-Bissau: ICRC rehabilitates Simao Mendes Central Hospital 06-01-1999 News Release 99/01 Since the signing of a cease-fire in Guinea-Bissau in early November 1998, the ICRC has begun to rehabilitate the

    • 1999-01-06
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  • Iraq: ICRC rehabilitates damaged hospital

    Iraq: ICRC rehabilitates damaged hospital 06-01-1999 News Release 99/01 During the recent military action against Iraq, Saddam General Hospital in the town of Tikrit (300 kilometres north of Baghdad) was

    • 1999-01-06
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  • Angola: ICRC resumes relief work in Huambo

    Angola: ICRC resumes relief work in Huambo 13-01-1999 News Release 99/02 ICRC staff distributed essential relief supplies in Huambo's Munda neighbourhood on 7 January. Tarpaulins, blankets, soap, cooking

    • 1999-01-13
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  • Guinea-Bissau: ICRC aids 8,000 in South

    Guinea-Bissau: ICRC aids 8,000 in South 13-01-1999 News Release 99/02 The ICRC has delivered food to the Empada area of southern Guinea-Bissau, where nearly 8,000 people were facing severe hardship as a result

    • 1999-01-13
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  • Kosovo: ICRC takes action in aftermath of Racak violence

    Kosovo: ICRC takes action in aftermath of Racak violence 18-01-1999 News Release 99/04 Geneva (ICRC) - Staff from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today returned to the Racak area to try to

    • 1999-01-18
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  • UN Secretary-General visits ICRC

    UN Secretary-General visits ICRC 25-01-1999 News Release 1822 Geneva (ICRC) - On 25 January the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, visited the headquarters of the International Committee of the

    • 1999-01-25
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  • Guinea-Bissau: Relief for returning residents

    Guinea-Bissau: Relief for returning residents 28-01-1999 News Release 99/04 After fleeing their homes when Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, was racked by heavy fighting in the summer and autumn of last

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Kenya: Red Cross aids thousands of displaced people

    Kenya: Red Cross aids thousands of displaced people 28-01-1999 News Release 99/04 In a survey carried out in late December and early January, three months after cattle raiders descended on the Wajir district in

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Sudan: Teaching the law to combatants

    Sudan: Teaching the law to combatants 28-01-1999 News Release 99/04 In mid-January the ICRC organized a four-day course on the law of armed conflict which brought together 31 senior officers of the Sudanese

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Colombia: Aid to victims of fighting in the north

    Colombia: Aid to victims of fighting in the north 28-01-1999 News Release 99/04 In the past few weeks ICRC delegates and members of the Colombian Red Cross have been assisting people affected by an upsurge in

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Earthquake in Colombia: Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 11.7 million Swiss francs

    Earthquake in Colombia: Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 11.7 million Swiss francs 28-01-1999 News Release 99/06 The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement today launched a preliminary

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Colombian Vice-President visits ICRC

    Colombian Vice-President visits ICRC 28-01-1999 News Release 1823 Geneva (ICRC) - On 28 January Colombian Vice-President Gustavo Bell Lemus, accompanied by Ms  María Fernanda Campo, Vice-Minister for Foreign

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Pakistan: Red Cross message circles the Globe to reach destination

    Pakistan: Red Cross message circles the Globe to reach destination 03-02-1999 News Release 99/05 After being approached by an Afghan family in September 1998, the Australian Red Cross contacted the ICRC in

    • 1999-02-03
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  • Guinea-Bissau: ICRC launches fresh appeal as fighting resumes

    Guinea-Bissau: ICRC launches fresh appeal as fighting resumes 03-02-1999 News Release 99/08 ICRC (Geneva) - On 31 January fighting resumed in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, between government troops and

    • 1999-02-03
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  • Afghanistan: ICRC facilitates the release of 40 prisoners

    Afghanistan: ICRC facilitates the release of 40 prisoners 17-02-1999 News Release 99/07 On 13 and 14 February the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan facilitated the simultaneous release of 20 prisoners held by the

    • 1999-02-17
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  • Afghanistan: Red Cross / Red Crescent assists 10,000 earthquake victims in four days

    Afghanistan: Red Cross / Red Crescent assists 10,000 earthquake victims in four days 17-02-1999 News Release 99/07 Following the earthquake that hit the provinces of Wardak and Logar, south-west of Kabul, on

    • 1999-02-17
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  • Peru: ICRC takes part in first course on law of war for armed forces

    Peru: ICRC takes part in first course on law of war for armed forces 24-02-1999 News Release 99/08 From 15 to 19 February three ICRC delegates served as instructors in the first course on international

    • 1999-02-24
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  • Lebanon: ICRC active in border village

    Lebanon: ICRC active in border village 03-03-1999 News Release 99/09 The recent forced integration of Arnoun into the Israeli-occupied zone in southern Lebanon did not prevent the ICRC from conducting daily

    • 1999-03-03
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  • Senegal: Not just for the military

    Senegal: Not just for the military 03-03-1999 News Release 99/09 The ICRC joined forces with the Senegalese national police on 25 February to raise awareness about international humanitarian law among 120

    • 1999-03-03
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  • Sudan: Family reunited in Bahr-El-Ghazal

    Sudan: Family reunited in Bahr-El-Ghazal 18-03-1999 News Release 99/11 On 23 February the ICRC organized the first family reunion in Sudan in more than four years. Eight-year-old Majok Tong Akon was brought

    • 1999-03-18
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  • Iran/Irak: Another 502 prisoners regain their freedom

    Iran/Irak: Another 502 prisoners regain their freedom 18-03-1999 News Release 99/11 On 16 March, a total of 449 Iraqi prisoners of war held in Iran and 53 Iranian detainees held in Iraq were repatriated under

    • 1999-03-18
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  • Southern Caucasus: Containing the threat of tuberculosis in prisons

    Southern Caucasus: Containing the threat of tuberculosis in prisons 24-03-1999 News Release 99/14 Geneva (ICRC) - Tuberculosis is taking its toll among the prison population of several countries in the

    • 1999-03-24
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  • Nato intervention in Yugoslavia: ICRC reminds states of their obligations

    Nato intervention in Yugoslavia: ICRC reminds states of their obligations 24-03-1999 News Release 99/15 Geneva (ICRC) - In view of the announcement by Javier Solana, Secretary-General of the North Atlantic

    • 1999-03-24
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  • Yugoslavia crisis: statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross

    Yugoslavia crisis: statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross 30-03-1999 News Release 99/17 The past decade has seen many tragedies, both individual and collective, occur in the Balkans, yet

    • 1999-03-30
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