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15 Jun 2010 description
report European Commission

With more than € 500 million already disbursed and 97 % of funds committed after only one year and a half from its adoption, the € 1 billion EU Food Facility has provided a fast and efficient response in tackling food insecurity. The Commission present today a booklet on the use of the Food Facility. It shows that around 50 million people all over the world are receiving support from the facility and results are starting to show.

15 Jun 2010 description
report European Union

Summary: With more than € 500 million already disbursed and 97 % of funds committed after only one year and a half from its adoption, the € 1 billion EU Food Facility has provided a fast and efficient response in tackling food insecurity. The Commission present today a booklet on the use of the Food Facility. It shows that around 50 million people all over the world are receiving support from the facility and results are starting to show.

31 May 2010 description

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Central America

Tropical Storm Agatha has claimed at least 146 lives in Central America and has forced more than 94,000 persons from their homes. Torrential rains from the storm caused mudslides and flooding in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, dumping more than three feet of rain in some regions.

At least 123 people died in Guatemala, Reuters reported, and 59 others were reported missing, officials said. Nine people perished in El Salvador and 14 in Honduras.

CWS is supporting efforts by fellow ACT Alliance members.

13 Oct 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. - On October 16, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joins the world in commemorating World Food Day, recognizing an immediate need for increased access to food in many countries, as the number of the world's hungry continues to grow, and the amount of food assistance shrinks.

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), the number of people globally suffering from hunger has reached a record high this year, surpassing more than 1 billion people.

16 Dec 2008 description

"Data Against Natural Disasters" to help governments and aid agencies design new monitoring systems that ensure timely and efficient delivery of assistance to disaster victims

Jakarta, December 16, 2008 - The World Bank and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today jointly launched a book that contributes to the world's understanding of the conditions and actions necessary for establishing effective disaster management information systems.

02 Nov 2005 description
report CARE

Getting children back to school as quickly as possible is vital to ensuring their well-being after a catastrophe such as the deadly earthquake in South Asia or the devastation wreaked on Central America by Hurricane Stan.

24 Oct 2005 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 24 oct (AIN) - El Presidente Fidel Castro elogió el desempeño de brigadas del contingente internacionalista cubano de la salud Henry Reeve, en Pakistán y Guatemala, países devastados por sendos desastres naturales.

Desde la Mesa Redonda Informativa sobre el huracán Wilma y la depresión tropical Alpha, Fidel dialogó vía telefónica con el viceministro primero de Relaciones Exteriores, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, quien se halla en el país asiático, y con la doctora Yoandra Muro, jefa de la misión médica cubana en Guatemala.

14 Oct 2005 description

A la suite des catastrophes naturelles qui ont frappé le Guatemala et plus récemment le Pakistan et l'Inde, S.A.S. le Prince Albert II a souhaité qu'une aide financière exceptionnelle soit accordée immédiatement à ces deux pays.

Un séisme de magnitude 7,6 a touché l'Asie le 8 octobre dernier, dévastant des régions entières au Pakistan, en Inde et en Afghanistan. Son épicentre a été localisé à 95 kilomètres d'Islamabad, capitale du Pakistan. Dans la région du Cachemire, les villes et villages ont été détruits à plus de 80%.

13 Oct 2005 description

La temporada de huracanes y tormentas tropicales en el Caribe y Centroamérica está siendo especialmente virulenta. Ahora mismo, el Stan y su ola de destrucción sobre Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, México y El Salvador nos está recordando el gran desastre que supuso el Mitch , hace ya siete años, y del que el subcontinente aún no se había recuperado del todo. La terrible coincidencia con el terremoto que ha afectado Cachemira, tanto en Pakistán como en la India , nos vuelve a recordar los riesgos del mundo en que nos ha tocado vivir.

13 Oct 2005 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Madrid, 13 de octubre de 2005 - Cruz Roja Española (CRE) fletará MAÑANA VIERNES, día 14 de octubre, dos aviones con Ayuda Humanitaria con destino a Guatemala y Pakistán para reforzar la intervención de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja en ambos países.

Este envío de Cruz Roja Española, que parte de la Base de Torrejón de Ardoz, contiene, en el caso de Pakistán, una Unidad de Atención Primaria de Emergencia. Esta Unidad equivale a un Centro de Salud con capacidad para atender a unas 30.000 personas y cuenta con una autonomía mínima de 30 días.

10 Oct 2005 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Madrid, 10 de octubre de 2005 - Tres delegados, uno especializado en salud y dos logistas, saldrán mañana a las 12:30 horas desde Madrid-Barajas a Islamabad (Pakistán) para atender las necesidades de los afectados por el terremoto ocurrido el pasado sábado. Este equipo trabajará en coordinación con la Media Luna Roja Paquistaní y las unidades especiales de emergencia enviadas por la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja.

10 Oct 2005 description

Despite being stretched thin by the current proliferation of natural disasters and complex emergencies, the United Nations system was able to respond swiftly to the mudslides in Central America and the earthquake in South Asia, Ed Tsui, Director of the New York Office of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said this afternoon at a Headquarters press conference on humanitarian assistance to countries affected by those events.

"The request for international assistance came in on the same day", he said, referring to an appeal from the …