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Costa Rica + 6 others
Central America Appeal No. 01.50/2003 Programme Update No. 2

Appeal Target: CHF 3,875,324
Period covered: 1 June - 30 September

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 over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal coverage: 86.2%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 542,390

Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: Guatemala Annual Appeal (Appeal 01.48/2003); Pan American Disaster Response Unit Annual Appeal (Appeal 01.47/2003)

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Colombia + 4 others
ODM-WFP Emergency Situation Report on Latin America and the Caribbean 9 Sep 2003

COLOMBIA
a) Significant Events

A high level of pressure from illegal armed groups on some rural municipalities has resulted in a displacement of people living in the Department of Choco. Last week, two leaders were assassinated.

Around Quibdo, numerous families have been waiting for several weeks for an improvement in safety conditions that would allow them to return home. The presence of guerillas and paramilitaries in the northern rural area of the Department of Antioquia has increased tension and generated fear among the population.

b) Implementation

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Afghanistan + 24 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 30 of 2003


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Tanzania, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Djibouti

C) West Africa: (1) Liberia, (2) Cote d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Tanzania, (6) Malawi, (7) Mozambique, (8) Zimbabwe, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Ecuador, (2) Guatemala

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Afghanistan + 28 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 25 of 2003


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Republic of Congo, (2) DR Congo, (3) Burundi, (4) Uganda, (5) Tanzania, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Côte d'Ivoire, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Guinea, (5) Mauritania

D) Southern Africa: (1) Madagascar, (2) Lesotho, (3) Swaziland, (4) Mozambique, (5) Tanzania, (6) Malawi, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Zambia, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

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Guatemala Appeal No. 01.48/2003 Programme Update No. 1


Appeal Target: CHF 895,106
Period covered: 1 January to 31 March 2003
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It i s the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal coverage: 73.2%; See attached Contributions List for details.
Outstanding needs: CHF 239,888 (USD / EUR)
Related Emergency or Annual Appeals:

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Afghanistan + 24 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 18 of 2003


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Jordan, (3) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Eritrea, (3) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Sierra Leone

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Comoros, (3) Madagascar, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Lesotho, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Malawi, (9) Tanzania, (10) Zambia, (11) Angola, (12) Namibia

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Regional, (2) Bolivia, (3) Colombia, (4) Ecuador, (5) Guatemala, (6) Nicaragua

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Guatemala + 1 other
Nicaragua and Guatemala communities manage and reduce disaster risks

Nicaragua and Guatemala, battling the onslaught of hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters for decades, are partnering with UNDP to respond to such crises. The aim is to pick up where humanitarian relief leaves off, by putting in place early recovery initiatives to mitigate the worst impact, and enhance preparedness in the rebuilding process.
UNDP has been working with six municipalities in northern Nicaragua to support risk management. This project helps communities reduce disaster risks by incorporating risk management training and supporting
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ODM-WFP Emergency Situation Report on Latin America and the Caribbean 29 April 2003

1. Bolivia
a. Significant Events

WFP continues to provide food and non-food items to the affected families of the March 31 landslide, with overall assistance coordinated by the Departmental Government. A total of USD 218,937 has thus far been provided through the government, WFP, other UN agencies and donors.

WFP is participating with USAID, UNDMT and others in the follow-up to a geomorphologic study that concludes that the town of Chima should be immediately relocated.

2. Colombia

a. Significant Events

Heavy rains and river flooding in the

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Guatemala: Landslide Information Bulletin No. 1

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: N/A
This Bulletin is intended for information only. The Federation is not seeking any funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

The Situation

On 23 April, at 4.18 hours, a landslide caused by heavy rains occurred in Cerro Cocol, San Pedro, in the department of San Marcos in the west of the country. The national coordination body in times of disaster, CONRED, informs that 22 houses were buried in Aldea Chím in the hamlet of San Francisco El Chichicaste, San Pedro Sacatepequez,

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Guatemala landslide victims had feared disaster

By Greg Brosnan

CHICHICASTE, Guatemala, April 25 (Reuters) - Fearful after warnings a landslide could wipe out their mountain hamlet, Maya Indian Benito Ardiano and his two brothers often visited the local mayor to beg to be moved to a safe place to plant crops and raise their families.

Three weeks after their last visit, two of the brothers along with 21 other members of the extended Ardiano family were buried under an avalanche of boulders and trees that crashed down on them on Wednesday after being loosened by heavy rain during Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

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No hope for missing in Guatemala landslide

CHICHICASTE, Guatemala, April 24 (Reuters) - Emergency workers gave up hope on Thursday of rescuing 11 people missing in a landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 12 others.

"There is no chance of finding anyone alive," said fire department spokesman Wilfredo Morales.

An eroded mountain crashed on top of the village of Chichicaste on Wednesday, in a mile-long (1.6-km) landslide that crushed all in its path.

At least five of the dead were children.

The village, reachable via a two-hour hike along a mountain path, was inhabited by Maya Indians. It was reduced

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