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The coherence and similarities of the witness accounts reveal the deportations from Kosovo as part of a systematic policy in which the modus operandi, participants, and objectives can only have been pre-planned. The crimes committed qualify as war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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For the past 11 months, fighting between the government army or militias and rebel militias have resumed in Brazzaville, the capital of the Congo Republic. This fighting has generated massive and blind atrocities against civilian populations. The resulting widespread violence perpetrated by the parties at war affects the entire civilian population. Arbitrary executions, mutilations, rapes, and disappearances illustrate the arbitrary character of the violence perpetrated against the civilians.

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Angola’s civil war has ravaged the country and devastated its population for more than thirty years. After a brief interlude, the breakdown of the 1994 Lusaka Protocol reignited the war in December 1998. Civilians are once again experiencing a new bout of insecurity and suffering. What could be one of the richest countries on the African continent has become one of its most desolate and depressed.

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Assessment conducted by Epicentre at the request of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in collaboration with the Institut Français de Veille Sanitaire

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Millions Suffer from Environmental Ills in Aral Sea Basin

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Honduras
Reported by AITOR ZABALGOGEAZKOA, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, November 11, 1998

YORO:

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The following are testimonies collected by Samantha Bolton, Press Officer for Doctors Without Borders, during her visits to the organization's feeding centers in southern Sudan in early August. Text in italics is her commentary.

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Part I: From the MSF Medical Team in Bahr El Gazal, June 1998

"One child who doesn't die is one child who survives." — Karine Coudert, French nutritionist

Ajiep, June 1, 1998

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Untreated, sleeping sickness inevitably kills after inflicting horrible pain and sometimes insanity. Spread by tsetse flies, this dreaded tropical disease claims more than 55,000 lives per year in 36 African nations. Our volunteers refuse to let this disease continue to kill in silence.

Profile of a Killer

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