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21 Dec 2001 description

Managua. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is making an urgent call to help over 100,000 malnourished children in Guatemala, who could die of hunger in the coming months if rapid action is not taken to attend to them.

14 Dec 2001 description


The 2001 hurricane season was above average.

In December 2000 Professor William M Gray et al, forecasted that the 2001 hurricane season would be a below average hurricane season. However, at the beginning of the 2001 hurricane season, this team updated their forecast on June 07, 2001 to indicate that the season would be above average consisting of 12 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 intense hurricanes. The long-term averages are: Tropical Storms-10, Hurricanes-6 and Major Hurricanes-2. (NOAA, 2001).

30 Nov 2001 description

This report includes:

27 Nov 2001 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/9980
Fifty-sixth General Assembly,
Plenary
65th Meeting (PM)
27th November 2001

Debate Begins on Issues Related to Oceans, Law of the Sea Convention

States were urged to fund the inter-agency appeal for Tajikistan, while authorities were urged to streamline bureaucratic procedures for delivery of humanitarian assistance, by the terms of a resolution adopted this afternoon by the General Assembly.

23 Nov 2001 description

AKRON, Pa.- Recent hurricanes have cut a wide swath of destruction in Central America and the Caribbean. In response, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is supporting reconstruction work in Belize and is assessing ongoing relief work in Honduras and Nicaragua.

23 Nov 2001 description

AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) recently cut back on several international programs because of a funding shortfall, and more reductions may follow if current giving trends continue.

23 Nov 2001 description

Managua, Nicaragua, 23 November 2001 - WFP is drawing up an emergency operation to provide food aid for 4,000 people in Belize, after their homes and livelihoods were devastated by Hurricane Iris earlier this month.

16 Nov 2001 description


This report includes: (A) Central Asia Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan, (4) Iran, (5) Tajikistan, (6) Uzbekistan (B) West Africa Region (C) East and Southern Africa region: (1) Zambia, (2) Sudan, (3) Burundi, (4) Uganda, (5) Kenya (D) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus, (2) Balkans (E) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Cuba, (2) Belize, (3) Honduras, (4) Nicaragua, (5) Guatemala, (6) El Salvador, (7) Ecuador, (8) Peru (F) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo

14 Nov 2001 description


Launched on 12 October 2001 for 655,000 for 3 months.
Disaster relief emergency fund (DREF ) allocated: None

Beneficiaries: 4,800

Period covered: 19 - 30 October 2001 (last Ops Update issued: 18 October 2001

"At a Glance"


Appeal coverage: 95.8%

Related Appeals: 01.32/01 Caribbean regional programmes

Outstanding needs: CHF 27,329

14 Nov 2001 description

Cuba: WFP approves IRA/EMOP to assist 24,770 people for three months

09 Nov 2001 description
report Oxfam

Situación inicial:

04 Nov 2001 description

Hurricane 'Iris' hit the southern part of the country in early October, with sustained winds of up to 145mph that destroyed agricultural crops, fishing equipment and tourism and housing infrastructure. Up to 90 percent of the banana crop of southern Belize was flattened by the category 4 hurricane winds, which also destroyed maize, paddy, citrus and cacao crops. The Government has appealed for international assistance, and the international community is providing emergency relief to the affected population.

02 Nov 2001 description


This report includes: (A) Global WFP Funding (B) Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran, (4) Tajikistan (C) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo (D) West Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Sierra Leone (E) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Kenya, (2) Tanzania (F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Honduras, (3) Nicaragua, (4) Belize, (5) Guatemala (G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Kosovo, (2) Serbia, (3) fYRo Macedonia, (4) Montenegro, (5) Albania

01 Nov 2001 description

Countries Struggle To Recover

31 Oct 2001 description

Tropical storm affecting Central America is expected to become a hurricane.

31 Oct 2001 description

All 800 families (4,800 people) covered in the Federation appeal to assist victims of Hurricane Iris on Belize, have received blankets, tarpaulins, water buckets as well as hygiene articles. The distributions were carried out by volunteers and staff of the Belize Red Cross Society (BRCS) in 14 villages of the Toledo district, the worst-affected by the hurricane. Food distributions for these families - funded by the Federation appeal, are expected to begin this week. "We will distribute 50 kilos of food every two weeks to each family during three months.