Intergrated Regional Information Network (DHA)
by HPN June 1996

The Integrated Regional Information Network is a new unit of the UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs, formed to promote information exchange within the humanitarian community of the Great Lakes region of Africa. The Network will manage a dynamic and up-to-date ‘feed’ of relevant information to and from NGOs, national authorities, UN agencies, donors, human rights organisations, political parties, regional institutions, academia and the media.

New material will be gathered in the region by a team of information officers working with the UN Resident Coordinators’ offices. IRIN’s updates, analyses and alerts will cover the range of issues which affect humanitarian work in the region, from a regional perspective.

To obtain more information on the IRIN, please contact:
Pat Banks, Coordinator
Ben Parker, Deputy Coordinator
PO Box 30218
Tel: +254 2 441125 or 444206
Fax: +254 2 448816 or 583043