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30 Dec 2003 description

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is sending two international field specialists to Bam, southeast Iran, in the next few days. Following the deadly earthquake that struck in the early morning of Dec. 26, the pair will assess needs for immediate aid as well as for longer term reconstruction. Guy Hovey, UMCOR's head of mission for Europe and Asia, and David Sadoo, disaster specialist based in New York, may arrive in Iran within the week. While there, they will consult with other members of the disaster response community.

29 Dec 2003 description

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: CHF 95,000

25 Dec 2003 description

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): DREF funding under consideration

19 Dec 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Mauritania, (2) Guinea, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Liberia, (5) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho, (10) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Bhutan, (2) Indonesia, (3) DPR Korea

05 Dec 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Republic of Congo, (2) DR Congo, (3) Burundi, (4) Rwanda, (5) Tanzania, (6) Kenya, (7) Uganda, (8) Sudan, (9) Eritrea, (10) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Liberia

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Mozambique, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

04 Apr 2003 description

The European Commission has approved a €2.5 million Action Plan to help vulnerable groups in the Caribbean prepare for and respond to natural disasters. The decision will support disaster preparedness initiatives and response mechanisms. Funds will be allocated to international agencies operating in the region, via the European Commission's Humanitarian Office, ECHO, under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. Since 1998 ECHO has provided some €6.8 million to the Caribbean through its disaster preparedness programme (DIPECHO).

07 Feb 2003 description


This report includes:
(A) Global Resourcing Update

(B) WFP-UNAIDS Partnership against HIV/AIDS

(C) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Western Sahel (3) Guinea-Bissau, (4) Central African Republic

(D) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Djibouti, (4) Uganda, (5) Great Lakes Region

(E) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Swaziland, (7) Zambia, (8) Angola, (9) Namibia, (10) Madagascar

(F) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea

09 Jan 2003 description

During the 20th century, Haiti was hit by more than 16 cyclones, 25 floods, 7 droughts and a disastrous earthquake. Haiti's geographic location in the Caribbean, and the ongoing political and economic crisis have been the root causes for the country's high level of vulnerability. After Hurricane Georges in 1998, where nearly 200 people were killed, UNDP, in close cooperation with other international donors, UN agencies and multilateral and bilateral donors, initiated support to the government with three main objectives: