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05 Oct 2007 description

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Floods and Storms

As we recognize International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, on October 11, Church World Service continues its response to floods and other disasters, globally and locally, often working with partners on preparedness to mitigate future disasters.

More than 3,000 people in three communities in Haiti hard-hit by August's Hurricane Dean are being helped to recover through Church World Service partners: Some 500 are gaining grants and management counseling to restart businesses, and more than 2,500 small-holder farmers are learning about …

20 Sep 2007 description
report CARE

CARE staff throughout Africa are on high alert as a result of the torrential rains and flooding that is affecting large parts of the continent. United Nation agencies estimate that close to one million people might be affected in across a broad band of land stretching from East to West Africa. Many more may be at risk if the rains continue past the end of the rainy season and hit areas that have so far escaped the floods.

CARE staff in Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana and Mali are responding or assessing community needs in Ethiopia, Uganda and Ghana.

18 Sep 2007 description
report CARE

Les équipes de CARE en Afrique sont en alerte maximale, conséquence des pluies torrentielles et des inondations qui affectent plusieurs pays du continent. Les agences des Nations Unies estiment à près d'un million le nombre de personnes affectées par ces catastrophes naturelles.

18 Sep 2007 description
report CARE

CARE International staff throughout Africa are on high alert as a result of the torrential rains and flooding that is affecting large parts of the continent.

United Nation agencies estimate that close to one million people might be affected in across a broad band of land stretching from East to West Africa.

07 Feb 2007 description

AFRICA

HORN OF AFRICA FLOODS

Unusually heavy rains during the months of October and November have turned large parts of the Horn of Africa into flood disaster areas with loss of life, massive displacement, and loss of livelihoods and assets in particularly in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. Accumulated estimates from the three countries put the total number of affected people between 1, 5 and 1, 8 million. Emergency response has being mounted by Governments in the affected countries, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian partners.