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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.

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 …

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
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

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.

09 Sep 2004 description

SITUATION: Hurricane Ivan -- already a devastating and threatening storm that has killed at least 20 people after hitting Grenada, Barbados and other Caribbean nations -- now threatens Jamaica and Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

The Category-5 storm, already with winds of 160 mph, is taking a path that could take it across Jamaica and Cuba and eventually to Florida.

This menacing storm damaged 90 percent of the homes in Grenada, and was expected to hit Jamaica by Friday and Cuba within two days.

Already the 2004 hurricane season is the deadliest and most severe in a …

07 Sep 2004 description
CDERA and partners deploying immediate assistance

TIME: 7:30 pm

Barbados, Sep 07, 2004 (CDERA) -- Grenada, a member state of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) was severely impacted by Hurricane Ivan. Three people are confirmed dead.

The Capital St Georges suffered incalculable damage. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the residence of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell were destroyed.

07 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 11:00 am

At 11.00am the National Hurricane Centre advised that Huricane Ivan was located at 11.8N and 60.2W. moving toward the West near 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 115 mph and minimum central pressure at 963 mb.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada and its dependencies. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados , Martinique and St.

07 Sep 2004 description

The eye of Hurricane Ivan is now over Grenada, heading for the eastern Caribbean. An official in Grenada, who was reached for comment at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, said "complete devastation would not be an exaggeration" when it comes to describing the effects of Hurricane Ivan so far. The Emergency Operations Center, the Prime Minister's residence and virtually every major buildings in Grenada has suffered structural damage and/or lost their roof. There is only one referral hospital in Grenada and several clinics.

06 Sep 2004 description

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