While the worlds richest countries have given millions of dollars to ensure that the UN appeal for the tsunami is funded, their response to the world's 15 other biggest emergencies has been stingy, said international agency Oxfam, today.
Barbara Stocking, Director of Oxfam Great Britain, said: "The tsunami has shown that when the world wants to deal with a humanitarian crisis it can mobilise massive resources and save lives. So far the global response to world's other emergencies has been stingy in comparison.
GREECE - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
21 DECEMBER 1990
1. EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED ABOUT 50 KMS NORTH OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE, 6.57 HRS GMT, 21 DECEMBER.
2. ACCORDING TO US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, EARTHQUAKE HYPOCENTER AT LATITUDE 40.9 NORTH, LONGITUDE 22.5 EAST, MAGNITUDE 6.1 ON THE RICHTER SCALE.
3. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION INDICATES DAMAGE TO HOUSING, ONE DEATH IN AFFECTED AREA. POWER AND TELEPHONE CUT IN SOME VILLAGES. EARTHQUAKE ALSO FELT IN YUGOSLAVIA AND BULGARIA.