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31 Dec 2006 description

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3. Disaster Response

In 2006, Latin Americ and the Caribbean were spared major disasters of the magnitude of Tropical Storm Stan (2005) or Hurricane Ivan (2004). However, many other emergency situations posed serious concerns and required substantial technical support from PAHO/WHO. A review of these situations in which PAHO worked with member states to respond to pressing health issues is provided below.

Unusually high seasonal rainfall at the end of 2005 caused widespread flooding in several Regions of Guyana in early 2006.

31 Dec 2006 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

21 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

18 Dec 2006 description

FAO asks for US$14 million to support agriculture

Rome, 18 December 2006- After several years of social and political unrest aggravated by recurrent hurricanes, floods, droughts and other natural disasters which hampered its development, Haiti is at a crossroads. Recent democratic elections and the stabilization process backed by the international community today create an environment conducive to recovery.

To help the island reverse the trend, FAO needs some US$14 million for the early recovery of the agriculture based livelihoods.

18 Dec 2006 description

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population :

1.1. - Rationale :

The Caribbean region experiences multiple natural disasters. Tropical storms often take the form of a hurricane1, and the hurricane season lasts for six months. There are also floods, flash floods, tsunamis, landslides and mudslides. Some islands suffer from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The physical risk is combined with socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, fast demographic growth and great poverty.

12 Dec 2006 description

GRANDE ANSE - NIPPES - NORD-OUEST

I. SITUATION

1. Situation actuelle

La situation d'urgence, suite aux inondations de fin novembre 2006, commence à être contrôlée, une fois que les interventions humanitaires et de contingence ont été déclenchées pour répondre aux besoins les plus nécessaires. Néanmoins, l'assistance post-urgence sera fondamentale dans le domaine des habitations, des infrastructures routières, de la réhabilitation des systèmes d'approvisionnement en eau potable et du rétablissement de jardins agricoles.

11 Dec 2006 description

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Government, through the U.S.

06 Dec 2006 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.

06 Dec 2006 description

Funds Sent To: Lutheran World Federation/Caribbean Program

Amount Sent :

05 Dec 2006 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is launching an emergency appeal for 624.500 Swiss Francs (522,800 US$ / 392,600 €) to support the Haitian Red Cross Society in its response to the current flooding affecting Grande Anse and Nippes as well as in the Southern, Western and North-Western regions of the country. At least three people have lost their lives since the heavy rains started on November 22 and more than 18,700 people (3,740 families) have been …

05 Dec 2006 description

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge lance un appel d'urgence d'un montant de 624.500 francs suisses (USD 522,800 / EUR 392,600) afin de soutenir l'opération de secours mise sur pied par la Croix-Rouge haïtienne en faveur des victimes d'inondations dans les régions de Grande Anse et Nippes et dans différents secteurs des provinces du Sud, de l'Ouest et du Nord-Ouest. Depuis le début des précipitations le 22 novembre, au moins trois personnes ont péri et plus de 18 700 (3740 familles) ont été touchées à des degrés divers.

04 Dec 2006 description

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The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

01 Dec 2006 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 185 countries.

In Brief

This DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 80,000 (USD 64,000 or EUR 50,315) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 30 November 2006 to respond to the needs in this operation.

30 Nov 2006 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The global cereal supply and demand situation has further tightened, with a downward revision of the 2006 world cereal production forecast and a projected increase in cereal utilization in 2006/07. At current forecast levels, the utilization would exceed production by 3.3 percent in 2006/07.

30 Nov 2006 description


GRANDE ANSE - NIPPES - NORD-OUEST

I. SITUATION

1. Situation météo

La situation météo pour les zones affectées par les inondations de la dernière semaine est stable. D’après les prévisions, le week-end se présent calme, avec très peu de probabilité de précipitations, qui pourraient commencer à partir du début de la semaine prochaine.

2. Zones affectées

- Grande Anse : Jérémie, Abricots, Bonbon.

- Nippes : Miragôane, Baradères, Arnaud, Anse-à-Veau, Plaisance.

30 Nov 2006 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. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal No. MAA49001; Programme Update no.

30 Nov 2006 description

Flash Info No 19 / Période courverte : Novembre 2006

A fin novembre, la saison cyclonique se termine avec des pluies bénéfiques dans la majeure partie du pays. Les principales cultures de la saison, le sorgho et le pois congo en ont grandement bénéficié. Selon les statistiques de la FAO, le sorgho représenterait environ 25% de la production céréalière nationale, alors le pois congo compterait pour 40% des deux légumineuses (haricot et pois congo) les plus cultivées en Haïti.