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12 Mar 2001 description


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0065
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Ukraine - Floods
12 March 2001

The Government of Ukraine provided OCHA with the following updated information on the effects of the floods in the western part of the country:

General Situation

1. As a result of melting snow and heavy rains, severe floods have taken place in 12 regions of the Zakarpatian Oblast. Latest information on damages indicate the following:

11 Mar 2001 description

Budapest/Kiev (dpa) - Water levels on the upper reaches of the flooded Tisza River in Hungary receded noticeably over the weekend, as the flood peak moved downriver, Hungarian authorities said on Sunday.

Ukrainian authorities also reported a decline and the Ministry for Emergencies said the situation was stabilizing,

09 Mar 2001 description
report Council of Europe

Strasbourg, 09.03.2001 - Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer today expressed his profound solidarity with the victims of unprecedented floods which have affected central Europe, particularly Ukraine, Hungary and Romania, for several days. He affirmed his solidarity with all the governments concerned.

09 Mar 2001 description

Budapest, Geneva, 9 March 2001- With tens of thousands of people uprooted by some of Central Europe's worst flooding in living memory, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for one million Swiss francs to strengthen Red Cross relief operations in the stricken area. But, it warns, the region's suffering could be long term.

09 Mar 2001 description

By John Sparrow and Janos Berze-Simko in north-eastern Hungary

09 Mar 2001 description


THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 1,574,048 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 53,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR 2 MONTHS
Summary

09 Mar 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0059
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Ukraine - Floods

07 Mar 2001 description

From The reference of the Information and Analytical Department by state to 9:00 a.m. on March 7, 2001 (BRIEF VERSION)

Heavy hydrological condition in 12 regional areas remains in the territory of Zakarpattya region as a result of melted and rainy flood and sudden rise of water level. Highest water levels were registered in the water rating station on Tisa river near Chop town - 750 cm (historical maximum - 746 cm), on Latorytsya river near Chop town - 750 cm (historical maximum - 746 cm).

By state to 6:00 a.m.

06 Mar 2001 description

From The reference of the Information and Analytical Department by state to 9:00 a.m. on March 6, 2001 (BRIEF VERSION)

Heavy hydrological condition in 11 regional areas remains in the territory of Zakarpattya region as a result of melted and rainy flood and sudden rise of water level. Highest water levels were registered in the water rating station on Tisa river: near Rakhiv town - 535 cm (historical maximum - 500 cm), near Khust town - 517 cm (historical maximum - 490 cm), near Tyachiv town - 741 cm (historical maximum - 726 cm).

By state to 6:00 a.m.

05 Mar 2001 description

From The reference of the Information and Analytical Department by state to 9:00 a.m. on March 5, 2001 (BRIEF VERSION)

On the 3rd and 4th of March melted and rainy flood in the territory of Zakarpattya region has happened in consequences of precipitations as sleet and rain (rainfall in several areas made a month standard) and snow thawing. As a result of that an inhabitted localities in 7 regional areas were underflooded.

31 Dec 2000 description
report European Union


December 2000
FOREWORD

This Report constitutes the response of the International Task Force for Assessing the Baia Mare Accident (the Baia Mare Task Force or 'BMTF') to the tasks given to us by Commissioner Margot Wallström, with the support of the Environment Ministers of Hungary and Romania, concerning the accidents which occurred at Baia Mare and Baia Borsa in Romania, in January and March 2000. These tasks were to consider:

14 Dec 2000 description


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0226
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Ukraine – Cold wave
14 December 2000

1. Further to a cold wave, which hit the territory of Ukraine at the beginning of December 2000, the Minister of Ukraine for Emergencies, Mr. Dourdynets, has requested OCHA’s support in disseminating the list of priority requirements set by National Authorities to restore power supply in the affected region.

2. Prior to the cold wave, a severe ice storm had already ravaged the northwestern part of Ukraine on 27 November 2000.

31 Mar 2000 description

SPILL OF LIQUID AND SUSPENDED WASTE AT THE AURUL S.A. RETREATMENT PLANT IN BAIA MARE


United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP /
29 Mar 2000 description

Kiev (dpa) - The concentration of lead in the waters of the Tisza river flowing from Romania into western Ukraine have again risen above levels considered safe, Intefax news agency reported Monday.

Samples from the river taken over the weekend showed lead levels to be roughly four times higher than officially permitted. Some discoloration had also been noted.

Ukrainian officials said that the problem had resulted from a dam reservoir overflow at the Baya Borsa mine in Romania which had spilled dangerous chemicals into the river.

15 Mar 2000 description

OCHA/GVA - 2000/0054
Mining waste spill from the Baia Borsa processing complex in Romania
OCHA Situation Report No. 1

15 Mar 2000 description

Hungarian government spokesman Gabor Borokai said on 14 March that Budapest has asked Romania to identify plants that may pose a threat to the environment and "not delay" in closing them down. Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi told the cabinet he personally delivered the message to Romania's ambassador in Budapest. The Hungarian Environment Ministry has noted that the authorities managed to protect the Tisza Lake from a spill of heavy metals into the Tisza River (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 13 March 2000).

14 Mar 2000 description
report Greenpeace


A fact-finding tour to the AURUL S.A. gold mining enterprise in Baia Mare, Romania, and along the Lapus-Somes-Tisza river system in Romania and Hungary
Since last year, 120 men, 115 of them from the region and 5 Australians, can be seen working in Baia Mare at the AURUL gold mine wearing dark green suits with a golden Kangaroo on the front. This is the logo of the AURUL company whose name went around the world after one of the biggest river disasters in Europe, in February 2000.

13 Mar 2000 description

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