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19 Nov 2004 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 over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 21/2004; Operations Update no.

25 Oct 2004 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 over 181 countries.

15 Oct 2004 description

In a show of solidarity with the people of the Caribbean, the Government of President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has presented US$1 million in cash through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) for recovery in affected member states.

High Commissioner to the Caribbean, Thanduyise Henry Chiliza, made the presentation to CDERA this morning in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Barbados and regional media.

"It is our belief, as stated by President Thabo Mbeki to Heads of State in the Caribbean, that "no words nor actions" could adequately …

30 Sep 2004 description

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events For a list of acronyms, please see the last page of this and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in update. which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ), in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices.

24 Sep 2004 description

Diplomats from the countries most affected by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean region told their colleagues at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today that they need the help of the international community to recover.

At the beginning of the session, the Permanent Council held a moment of silence in memory of the victims of Hurricane Jeanne, which left more than 1,100 people dead and more than 1,000 still missing in Haiti.

Haiti's Alternate Ambassador to the OAS, Jean Ricot Dorméus, said that in addition to the terrible loss of life, his country …

21 Sep 2004 description

Washington, D.C., September 21, 2004 (PAHO) - Disaster experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are working with other international and local agencies to carry out relief efforts in nine Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes and tropical storms that swept through the region in recent weeks.

A record-setting North Atlantic hurricane season so far has left more than 500 dead and tens of thousands affected throughout the region.

PAHO has mobilized teams of disaster coordinators, physicians, sanitary and civil engineers, health systems experts, and relief supply …

20 Sep 2004 description

Renewing the Organization of American States' (OAS) offer to help mobilize donors and technical support for hurricane-ravaged countries of the Caribbean, Secretary General Miguel Ángel Rodríguez said he was "deeply concerned and very sorry" about the devastation that hurricanes Ivan and Frances have caused on the nations of CARICOM."

The Secretary General, who assumed office last week, sent the CARICOM leaders a letter as they met in emergency session in Trinidad and Tobago capital to discuss immediate response strategies after the hurricanes battered Grenada as well …

15 Sep 2004 description

Note: This report updates the last fact sheet dated September 10, 2004.

15 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 12.00 noon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Barbados, Sep 16, 2004 (CDERA) -- An updated weather forecast, issued this month, predicts more intense hurricane activity for the next six weeks.

In his revision, Professor William Gray of the Atmospheric Science Department of the Colorado State University is predicting a total of 16 storms, eight hurricanes, and five intense hurricanes.

15 Sep 2004 description

Barbados, Sep 15, 2004 (CDERA) - An Emergency CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad and Tobago this morning is receiving an assessment of the damage caused by Hurricanes Charley, France, and Ivan on member states.

In addition to presenting the economic and human costs of the damage on eight CARICOM member states, Coordinator of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) Jeremy Collymore will also present an assessment of the disaster management structure with recommendations for improvement.

"The paper being presented by CDERA seeks to provide the meeting …

15 Sep 2004 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Comunicado 92/04

La Institución Humanitaria lanza un primer llamamiento de emergencia 500.000 euros para prestar asistencia a más de 5.000 familias que han quedado sin techo y se refugian en albergues provisionales.

Madrid, 15 de septiembre de 2004

Cruz Roja Española ha destinado en un primer momento 80.000 euros de su fondo de emergencia para apoyar a los miles de damnificados por el huracán Iván, que ha causado ya cerca de 70 muertos e incalculables daños materiales a su paso por el Caribe.

13 Sep 2004 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 over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 21/2004; Operations Update no.

13 Sep 2004 description

SG/SM/9477

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the humanitarian impact of Hurricane Ivan, which has wreaked havoc across the Caribbean. The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life, injuries and destruction that have resulted from the disaster. He wishes to convey his condolences to the people and Governments of Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

13 Sep 2004 description

With citizens now picking up the pieces after hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan cut a deadly trail through The Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St.

13 Sep 2004 description

Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew and Minister of International Cooperation Aileen Carroll today emphasized Canada's concern for those affected by Hurricane Ivan and outlined Canada's initial humanitarian response.

"I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the victims of Hurricane Ivan's devastation of the Caribbean," stated Minister Pettigrew.