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by Cristina Estrada in Belize
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.
World Food Programme
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).
II. AGROSOCIOECONOMIC DATA
This report includes:
Fifty-sixth General Assembly,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Launched on 12 October 2001 for 655,000 for 3 months.
Disaster relief emergency fund (DREF ) allocated: None
Period covered: 19 - 30 October 2001 (last Ops Update issued: 18 October 2001
"At a Glance"
Related Appeals: 01.32/01 Caribbean regional programmes
Outstanding needs: CHF 27,329
Cuba: WFP approves IRA/EMOP to assist 24,770 people for three months
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.
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
Countries Struggle To Recover
Tropical storm affecting Central America is expected to become a hurricane.
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.