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03 Nov 1998 description

ACT responding in Central America

03 Nov 1998 description

The ACT Co-ordinating Office is continuing to work closely with ACT members throughout the countries of central America which have been devastated by the effects of Hurricane Mitch one week ago, followed by the human catastrophe caused by the tropical storm which followed the Hurricane. It is now estimated that at least 7,000 lives have been lost in the region, but officials fear that the actual death toll may be far greater.

02 Nov 1998 description

Geneva - Following an evaluation mission to the worst affected areas; the teams from Médecins Sans Frontières have been assisting the victims of hurricane Mitch since Sunday, 1 November, in five regions of Nicaragua. Although Mitch has considerably weakened in the last 48 hours, the hurricane has been devastating Nicaragua and neighbouring countries for the past week. The hurricane has resulted in heavy loss of life and serious damage to the infrastructure of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

02 Nov 1998 description

Press Release - SG/SM/6780
19981102
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General wishes to express his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of Hurricane Mitch and to their governments. His heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those who have been touched by this disaster. The Secretary-General urges the international community to show the utmost generosity in the aftermath of the hurricane, which has left thousands dead and several hundred thousand suffering throughout Central America.

02 Nov 1998 description

UNDP and UN partners are supporting disaster assessment and emergency response activities in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Mitch, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit Central America this century. Over a thousand people have died in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, and hundreds of thousands are homeless. In Nicaragua, mudslides in the northwestern part of the country washed out entire communities; in Honduras, over 50 rivers flooded, destroying roads and bridges.

02 Nov 1998 description

Baltimore, November 2, 1998 - Though the full extent of the destruction caused by Hurricane Mitch in Central America is still being assessed, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) offices in the region are reacting now to the crisis. Following closely on the heels of Hurricane Georges, this latest disaster will severely strain resources for emergency programming.

02 Nov 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

02 Nov 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

02 Nov 1998 description


Ref. OCHAGVA - 98/0337
CENTRAL AMERICA - HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM MITCH
HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, EL SALVADOR, BELIZE, GUATEMALA
OCHA Situation Report No. 7
2 November 1998

In connection with the emergency caused by Hurricane Mitch in Central America, OCHA has been requested to appeal for international assistance with regard to Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

02 Nov 1998 description

appeal no. 33/98
situation report no. 01
period covered: 30 October to 1 November 1998

01 Nov 1998 description

The storm has devastated almost all Central America. On its new way towards inland and the Pacific coasts, Mitch has also badly hit El Salvador. Latest reports indicate that almost all the roads connecting the Central American countries are damaged and relief items for the emergency phase are needed in all the countries where the National Red Cross Societies are working round the clock in co-ordination with their respective National Emergency Committees.

30 Oct 1998 description

This report includes: A) Central America: Hurricane Mitch B) Guinea Bissau C) Sierra Leone D) Central and East Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo/Brazzaville and Rwanda E) FR Yugoslavia and region: Kosovo crisis.

30 Oct 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

30 Oct 1998 description

By Fiona Ortiz

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Mitch, its winds weakened to 50 miles an hour (80 kph) on Friday, unleashed a new round of killer floods and mudslides that consumed homes, businesses and farm fields.

Billed just days ago as the fourth strongest hurricane of the century, Mitch has been blamed for up to 50 deaths, about 30 of them in Honduras and the evacuation of more than 500,000 people across much of Central America.

"The situation on the Atlantic coast is totally chaotic, the damage is incalculable," said Lt.

29 Oct 1998 description
report American Red Cross

Background

29 Oct 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
CWS/ACT APPEAL: HURRICANE MITCH (#976309)