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08 Jan 2003 description


This Final Report focuses solely on the operations in Hungary and Romania. A separate report was issued for the Ukraine component of the appeal on 26 February, 2002.
This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals

The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

10 Apr 2002 description

Map showing areas of concern in Eastern Europe.
US Department of Agriculture Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division.

11 Jan 2002 description


Focus on Hungary and Romania
Launched on 9 March 2001 for CHF 1,574,048 for 2 months.
Budget revised in Situation Report no. l, increased to CHF 2,185,764 and the time frame increased to 30 September 2002.

Please note that this Operations Update no. 3 focuses solely on the continuing flood relief activities in Hungary and Romania. The flood relief operation in the Ukraine has been completed as planned and a separate Final Report is being issued on that aspect of the appeal. A Final Report covering Hungary and Romania will be issued by 30 March, 2002.

01 Aug 2001 description

In recent years, floods, landslides and mudflows in the area of the Tisza river, Ukraine, have become increasingly serious. NATO is currently developing a pilot project on regional flood preparedness and response in Ukraine, together with the neighbouring countries of the entire Tisza catchment area.

11 May 2001 description


This Ops Update is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
Launched on 9 March 2001 for CHF 1,574,048 for 2 months. Budget revised in Situation Report no. 1, increased to CHF 2,185,764, and the timeframe increased to 30 September 2001.

DREF Allocated: CHF 150,000 (CHF 50,000 for each country).
Beneficiaries: 53,000

Period covered: 28 March 2001 to 25 April 2001 (last Ops Update issued: Situation Report no. 1 issued on 2 April 2001); Next Ops Update No. 3 expected by end June 2001.

10 May 2001 description


This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Period covered: January - March, 2001.

Appeal Target CHF 10,000,000

"At a Glance"


Appeal coverage: 49.8%

Related Appeals: N/A

Outstanding needs: CHF 6,656,518

10 Apr 2001 description

Premier Yushchenko and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban agreed in Uzhhorod on 9 April to set up a group of experts to work out a plan to prevent and fight floods in the Carpathian region. UNIAN quoted Yushchenko as saying that both sides also agreed to organize a joint battalion to deal with consequences caused by natural and man-made disasters by 1 October. JM
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04 Apr 2001 description

The cabinet decided on 3 April to allocate 22.8 billion forints ($76 million) from its reserve fund to repair damages caused by recent floods along the Tisza River, Interior Minister Sandor Pinter told reporters. The government will spend 11 billion forints to rebuild houses, 2 billion to repair agricultural damages, and 9 billion to rebuild public roads and bridges. MSZ
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29 Mar 2001 description


Appeal Target: US$ 599,358
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 365,358

Geneva, 29 March 2001

Dear Colleagues,

Three countries in Europe have been affected by the overflowing of the river Tisza. Hungarian, Romanian and Ukrainian populations living close to the Tisza were forced to leave their homes and seek shelter either within their own regions or in neighboring countries.

23 Mar 2001 description

UMCOR has sent emergency grants in response to the flooding in Eastern Hungary and the Ukraine. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in what is the region's worst flooding in 100 years. Funds will help provide food, hygiene items, blankets, drinking water, medical supplies and other relief goods. In the long-term, UMCOR partners will work to rehabilitate homes that have been damaged or destroyed. To join in this response, please give to UMCOR's International Disaster Response, #982450-8.

21 Mar 2001 description

The government decided on 20 March to fully compensate residents of both private and local council-owned buildings in flood-affected regions along the Tisza river. Cabinet spokesman Gabor Borokai said the implementation plan is expected to cost 20-25 billion forints ($70-85 million). According to data released by an interministerial committee, some 2,100 homes were damaged or destroyed, and more than 1,300 people became homeless during the recent floods.

21 Mar 2001 description


Appeal Target: US$ 365,225
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 225,225

Geneva, 21 March 2001

Dear Colleagues,

Three countries in Europe have been affected by the overflowing of the river Tisza. Hungarian, Romanian and Ukrainian populations living close to the Tisza were forced to leave their homes and seek shelter either within their own regions or in neighboring countries.

18 Mar 2001 description

The precipitation fallen in the region of the upper-Tisza river and Bodrog river caused a new limited rise, which arrived to the city of Záhony. Over the city the level is decreasing and after the city the recession slowed down. The rise on one of the tributaries of the Tisza near the border, the Borzsa had been forcasted by the Ukrainian Hydrometerological Service.

The Tisza is culminating on a long portion near Tiszaf=FCred. The forecasts for the Hungarian reach of the Tisza foreseen a water level over the preparedness level III., but under the water levels of the past 3 years.

14 Mar 2001 description

Action by Churches Together (ACT) International is going to issue two Appeals for flood striken Hungary and Ukraine for about one million US dollars early next week. ACT members Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) and Hungarian Baptist Aid (HBAid) are assisting the flood victims in both countries with relief goods such as food, hygiene items, potable water, medicines and medical supplies.

12 Mar 2001 description

During the last 24 hours there were no major quantities of precipitation in the watershed area of the upper-Tisza River (5 mm). The the scarce storms rendered the protection works and the movements on the dams difficult, but did not prevent them. From Tuesday more precipitation is expected, 2-6 mm in average, on Wednesday around 10-20 mm. From Thursday the precipitation activity will be decreasing.

The flood wave have culminated between Tiszabercel and Tokaj with 847 cm. This is about 80 cm lower then the highest water-level.

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,