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27 Nov 2002 description

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 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal Target: CHF 3,322,922 (USD 2.1 million; EUR 2.3 million) Beneficiaries/target groups (if available):
Period covered: I July - 30 September 2002
Last Programme Update (no. 2) issued 19 August 2002


Appeal coverage: 90.3%

13 Nov 2002 description

Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002

24 Sep 2002 description

Geneva, 24 September 2002 - Hurricane Isidore, now a tropical storm, is currently over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Continual and heavy rains are affecting the northern part of Guatemala, Belize and the western part of El Salvador and heavy rains have been forecast for the next 48 hours.

30 Aug 2002 description

This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
Appeal No. 33/01; Launched on: 12 October 2001 for three months for CHF 655,000 to assist 4,350 beneficiaries. Extended by four months to 31 May 2002.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: None


Appeal coverage: 100.6%

28 Jun 2002 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF 1,916,067
Period covered. 1 January - 31 May 2002.

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 58.7%

Related Appeals: 01.19/2002 Central America; 01.20/2002 Guatemala; 01.21/2002 Honduras; 01.22/2002 South America; 01.23/2002 Caribbean

Outstanding needs: CHF 791,634 (USD 533,482/EUR 537,828)

03 May 2002 description

This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.
Appeal Target: CHF 4,447,824 (USD 2.7ml EUR 3m)

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 54.8%

Related Appeals: 01.23/2002

03 May 2002 description

This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.
Appeal Target: CHF 3,951,408 - revised 9 August to CHF 3,155,099 - USD1.9m / EUR2.lm

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 86.1 %
Related Appeals: 01.25/2001 Pan-American Disaster Response Unit; 01.27/2001 Guatemala; 01.28/2001 Honduras; 01.29/2001 Nicaragua

01 Apr 2002 description

The people of the Central American countries have recently seen their livelihoods battered by a combination of natural disasters: hurricanes, drought, earthquakes, and even volcanic eruptions. In addition, they are facing economic problems such as low world prices for their major exports, notably coffee. The impact has been severe. Acute malnutrition, especially among children, is reported in several rural communities in Guatemala. In Nicaragua, thousands of destitute coffee farmers have reportedly migrated to the cities in search of employment.

27 Mar 2002 description

Managua (dpa) - Ten years after civil conflict and natural disasters battered the region, Central America is struggling today as more than half of its 31 million inhabitants live in poverty.

prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows that five of the six Central American nations rate very poorly in areas such as life expectancy, education and per capita income.

Of the 162 countries included in the human development index, only Costa Rica, in position number 41, is ranked as a nation with "high human development''.

23 Jan 2002 description

Launched on 12 October 2001 for CHF 655,000 for three months.
Beneficiaries: 4,350
Period covered: 1 November - 8 January 2002
Last Operations Update issued. 14 November 2001
"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 99.6%
Related Appeals: 01.32/01 Caribbean regional programmes
Outstanding needs: None