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09 Dec 1999 description

Appeal no. 24/99
Period covered: 24 September - 8 December
With the approach of the cold season in Bangladesh, the provision of housing, blankets and food to those affected by the floods is essential. The timely response from donors has enabled the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), with

08 Dec 1999 description
report Oxfam


23 Nov 1999 description

The European Commission has cleared a package of humanitarian aid worth euro 1.075 million for victims of flooding in Bangladesh. The aid, channelled via the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO), will enable humanitarian organisations to provide relief over the next six months. This year's flooding was marked by extensive river bank erosion, which affected millions of acres of land and swept away many houses.

02 Nov 1999 description

Notwithstanding some localised flooding in the north and central regions in September, monsoon rainfall so far this year has been normal/above normal and generally favourable for development of the main aman rice crop currently being harvested. In the period 1 June to 11 October, of the 13 rainfall stations monitored, none had below-normal rainfall compared to two in 1998. Overall, the 1999/2000 production target is 9.5 million tonnes, and that for the aus and boro crops 1.8 and 9.2 million tonnes respectively.

01 Nov 1999 description
report CARE

South Asians Face Dual Problems of Too Much Water, or Not Enough

01 Nov 1999 description

Between July and October last year Bangladesh suffered severe flooding regarded as the worst in living memory: two-thirds of Bangladesh was affected resulting in widespread disruption and damage to homesteads and crops. The Oxfam Bangladesh Office (OBO) responded to the crisis by supporting flood relief and rehabilitation activities in charland (river eroded areas) through eight core partners (non-government). Oxfam also supported long-standing partners to deliver health services, food supplements and livelihood support in other severely affected urban and rural areas.

29 Oct 1999 description

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian authorities called in the army to help evacuate thousands of people from coastal areas Friday ahead of an extremely strong cyclone that was due to hit the eastern coast by noon.

''We have classified it as a super cyclone, which means one of the highest intensities,'' said an official at the control room of the Indian Meteorological Department in New Delhi.

The cyclone was located in the Bay of Bengal, some 60 miles from the port city of Paradip in the eastern Indian state Orissa.

Press Trust of India said a gale moving at 93 miles per …

29 Oct 1999 description

OCHA Geneva 99/0197
Bangladesh/India - Cyclone
OCHA Situation Report No. 2

28 Oct 1999 description

OCHA/GVA 99/0194
Bangladesh - Cyclone
OCHA Situation Report No. 1

19 Oct 1999 description
report Xinhua

DHAKA (Oct. 19) XINHUA - The Bangladeshi people heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday when the sun appeared in the sky after incessant rains on Monday paralyzed normal life across the country.

18 Oct 1999 description

Ref : OCHA GVA - 99/0183
India/Bangladesh - Cyclone
OCHA Situation Report No. 1

14 Oct 1999 description

LONDON, 14 October -- Every night, almost 800 million people in the developing world go to sleep hungry, reports the first edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World, issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). That is more than the combined population of Europe and North America - a 'hungry continent' of women, men and children who may never reach their physical and mental potential because they do not have enough to eat.

27 Sep 1999 description


Angola. The war in Angola continues to create acute humanitarian needs. The funding situation has improved and access by road has sporadically been possible, thus some humanitarian assistance is being delivered. High prevalences of malnutrition among children under five have been recorded in the besieged cities of Huambo, Malange and Kuito.

23 Sep 1999 description


17 Sep 1999 description

The outlook for 1999 cereal production has improved slightly since June, due mainly to better crop prospects in Asia and North America. World production, however, will not be sufficient to meet anticipated consumption requirements and global stocks will need to be drawn down.

10 Sep 1999 description

Release No. 0358.99 FAS PR 0387-99 Andy Solomon (202) 720-4623 andy.solomon@usda.gov Eric Van Chantfort (202) 720-9443 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 1999

Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will ship approximately 8.5 million metric tons of U.S. commodities under fiscal 1999 food aid programs, more than five times last year's 1.6 million tons, and the largest tonnage in at least 25 years.

"American food aid helps relieve hunger and suffering around the world," said Glickman.

06 Sep 1999 description

In late August, floods caused by heavy rains affected some 50 000 families in northern and central parts, displacing many households. The worst affected areas were around Sirajganj, Kazipur, Belkuchi, Chowhali and Tarash. Although the full extent of damage to crops is yet to be determined, so far an estimated 10 000 hectares of Aman paddy and 200 hectares of seedbeds were submerged by flood water. In addition the floods exacerbated problems of soil erosion. Earlier floods in July also resulted in loss of lives and damage to property.

05 Sep 1999 description

In addition to support under its regular and special facilities, the IMF provides emergency assistance through loans to help members meet economic problems arising from sudden and unforeseeable natural disasters. The IMF has also expanded the scope of emergency assistance to include countries emerging from conflict in carefully defined situations.

20 Aug 1999 description

The Disaster
During the past few days the monsoon has intensified over most of Bangladesh. The GOB Flood