|ICRC Activities in Angola: 1993 - 28 January 2000 (International Committee of the Red Cross , 80 p.)|
COMITINTERNATIONAL DE LA CROIX-ROUGE
Over the past few days Kuito, on the Angolan Planalto, has again come under shellfire, prompting many inhabitants of Kunje and other particularly exposed areas on the outskirts of the city to converge on the centre. These displaced people have swollen the ranks of thousands of others who are already sheltering in the provincial capital. The toll taken by the shelling is as yet unknown.
The only expatriate staff of humanitarian organizations to remain in Kuito are an ICRC delegate and a surgeon and a doctor from the Belgian branch of Mcins sans frontis. The ICRC has decided to stay on in order to pursue its assistance activities for conflict victims.
In March the ICRC provided 1,193 newly displaced families with relief consisting of 352 plastic tarpaulins, 1,660 blankets, 239 jerrycans, 263 kitchen sets and 435 bars of soap.
The Kuito-Birosthetic/orthotic centre, run jointly by the ICRC and the Angolan Ministry of Health, is continuing to fit amputees with artificial limbs.