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31 Dec 2004 description

Period Covered 28th to the 29th December, 2004

Date of transmission: 29th December, 2004 20:00 hrs

Key Developments

  • WHO offices are fully mobilsed across the region, with 24 hour crises centres opened in New Delhi and Geneva

  • WHO country offices are being strengthened as public health specialist and supplies are sent from regional and headquarter office (s)

  • Needs assessments under way, health sector co-ordination and response plans are being developed

31 Dec 2004 description

Paris, le 29 décembre 2004 ; suite aux raz de marée successifs survenus en Asie du Sud, Aide Médicale Internationale a décidé d'envoyer des équipes médicales au Sri Lanka et sur l'île de Sumatra en Indonésie.

Aide Médicale Internationale est déjà présente dans cette zone, en Thaïlande et au Myanmar (ex-Birmanie).

Afin de nous donner les moyens d'intervenir pour faire face à cette situation exceptionnelle d'urgence et pour permettre à l'association d'apporter son soutien aux populations locales en endiguant les épidémies, Aide Médicale Internationale lance un …

31 Dec 2004 description

Period Covered 30th to the 31th December, 2004
Date of transmission: 31th December, 2004 20:00 hrs
Key Developments

  • WHO has mobilized 190 New Emergency Health Kits to cover essential medicine needs of 2 million people for three months - delivery will be complete by mid-January

  • Nine kits are being distributed in the region

  • 140 other kits (diarrhoea, surgical) have been mobilized

31 Dec 2004 description

as at 19.00 hrs 31 December 2004

This report covers key issues, developments, DFID responses to date, planned responses and UN and Red Cross/Crescent actions.

KEY ISSUES

- A key DFID objective at this stage is to provide capacity for the UN to become fully operational. Aceh is assessed to be a particularly urgent need in this respect. Ms Wahlstrom, UN Special Coordinator for the crisis, has called for military support to provide infrastructure necessary for UN teams to operate.

- DFID received 40 concept notes from humanitarian agencies by today's deadline.

31 Dec 2004 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

31 Dec 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

Revised Preliminary Appeal No. 28/2004; Operations Update no. 4;

Period covered: 30-31 December, 2004; Appeal coverage: provisionally 99.2%

Appeal history

31 Dec 2004 description


The IRC's Impact

In 2004, IRC humanitarian aid programs restored hope and opportunity for more than 15 million conflict-affected individuals around the world, and millions more were helped by the 5,600 local organizations and community groups that the IRC supports. Here's a look at some of the IRC's most recent achivements:

- More than 4.3 million people gained access to clean water and sanitation through our environmental health programs.

31 Dec 2004 description

Main elements of Mr Michel's presentation :

  • This is an unprecedented disaster both in terms of human suffering and the physical damage wrought: more than 110,000 dead, many thousands more missing, five million plus homeless and displaced, damage running into billions of Euros. The human toll could be a lot worse if epidemics occur and aid is not delivered to the victims as rapidly as possible.

  • An unprecedented catastrophe requires an unprecedented response. There must be human solidarity at the global level.

31 Dec 2004 description

Suite au séisme et au raz-de-marée du 26 décembre en Asie du Sud-Est, Jean Asselborn, Vice-Premier ministre et ministre des Affaires étrangères du Grand Duché de Luxembourg, s'est concerté avec ses homologues sur les efforts de secours et de reconstruction dans les pays sinistrés.

Le chef de la diplomatie luxembourgeoise s'est entretenu au cours des derniers jours avec la Présidence néerlandaise, ainsi qu'avec les ministres des Affaires étrangères de l'Allemagne, de la France, du Royaume-Uni, de l'Espagne, de la Belgique, de l'Italie, de la Finlande et de la …

31 Dec 2004 description

New York, 31 December 2004: UNDP will integrate risk reduction into recovery and reconstruction programmes in the Asian tsunami aftermath. The aim is to avoid as early as possible rebuilding pre-existing risks and vulnerabilities in the devastated areas. The Government of India/UNDP Vulnerability Reduction Programme has deployed experienced national UN Volunteers to the most affected countries to support coordination and recovery efforts.

31 Dec 2004 description

Immediate health concerns

  • After the rescue of survivors, the primary public health concerns are clean drinking water, food, shelter, and medical care for injuries.
  • Flood waters can pose health risks such as contaminated water and food supplies.
  • Loss of shelter leaves people vulnerable to insect exposure, heat, and other environmental hazards.
  • The majority of deaths associated with tsunamis are related to drownings, but traumatic injuries are also a primary concern.
31 Dec 2004 description
report Oxfam

International agency Oxfam has recorded an overwhelmingly generous response across the globe for the millions affected by the Tsunami - as of noon US time, Oxfam had raised a record $16 million dollars US (8,350,000 pounds), a total climbing every minute.

31 Dec 2004 description
report UN News Service

31 December 2004 - With governments and international organizations having increased their combined pledges to help the victims of last Sunday's Asian tsunami to between $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned today that the biggest challenge is now overcoming the logistics of distributing aid and relief supplies to the hardest-hit areas.

After meeting at UN Headquarters in New York with United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, Mr.

31 Dec 2004 description

Relief workers faced hurdles both from South Asian governments and the people they were trying to reach Friday, with bureaucratic delays and robbery reported on the sixth day after a massive earthquake and tidal waves devastated the region.

Officials said more than 130,000 people were believed to have died in Indonesia and Sri Lanka alone - the two nations hardest hit five days ago by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tidal waves.

Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari confirmed Friday the death toll in his country would pass 100,000. The government said the toll keeps …

31 Dec 2004 description
report Xinhua

HONG KONG, Dec 31, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Relief are gearing up for the regions that were hit worst by a powerful Indian Ocean quake and tsunamis last Sunday as the death toll is rolling up over 130,000 while thousands of the injured and other survivors along the coasts are badly in need of medicine, food and water.

31 Dec 2004 description

Principaux éléments de l'intervention du Commissaire Michel

  • Il s'agit d'un désastre sans précédent en termes de bilan humain et matériel. Plus de 110.000 morts, des milliers de disparus, plus de cinq millions de sans-abri et de déplacés. Des milliards d'Euro de dégâts. Le bilan humain risque d'être encore plus lourd si les épidémies se propagent et si l'aide n'est pas apportée rapidement aux victimes.

  • Une catastrophe sans précédent requiert une réponse sans précédent. La solidarité humaine doit jouer au niveau mondial.
31 Dec 2004 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Proceden de distintas comunidades autónomas y atenderán las llamadas del teléfono 902.22.22.92 para recabar donativos

  • Cruz Roja insta a los ciudadanos de toda España a que la =FAltima llamada del 2004 o la primera del 2005 sea una llamada solidaria al 902.22.22.92.
Comunicado 131/04 - Madrid, 31 de diciembre de 2004 - Voluntarios y Voluntarias de Cruz Roja Española de distintas Comunidades Autónomas recibirán el año en el Centro de Coordinación de la Institución, en Madrid atendiendo las llamadas que se reciban en el 902.22.22.92, el teléfono de Cruz Roja para la recogida de …
31 Dec 2004 description

By Michael Perry

BANGKOK, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Aid trucks loaded with food, medicines and body bags rolled into tsunami-hit areas across Asia and aircraft dropped supplies to cut-off villages as a $500 million relief operation finally swung into gear on Friday.

Giant U.S.