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01 Jan 2005 description

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:

· Preliminary appeal launched on 26 December 2004 CHF 7,517,000 (USD 6,658,712 or EUR 4,852,932) for 6 months to assist 500,000 beneficiaries.

· Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 1,000,000.

· Revised Preliminary Appeal issued on 30 December 2004, for CHF 67,005,000 (USD 59,152,246 or EUR 53,439,988) for 2 million beneficiaries for 6-8 months.

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
report UN Children's Fund

Tsunami hits Somalia

On 26 December 2004, the Tsunami that devastated South East Asia also struck the Somali coastline. Northeast Somalia ('Puntland') was the worst affected area particularly between Hafun (Bari region) and Garacad (Mudug region), a stretch of around 650 km.

The damage also extended to the Lower Jubba area. The effects of the Tsunami included the loss of life, destruction of shelters, houses and water sources and loss of productive assets.

31 Dec 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0196
OCHA Situation Report No. 8
Earthquake and Tsunami
Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Seychelles, Somalia

  • Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom, the Special Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance to Tsunami affected communities left on 31 December 2004 to carry out missions in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand and India.
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
report InterAction

December 30, 2004 - Eight south Asian nations have been adversely affected by Sunday’s 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis (tidal waves). The world's most powerful earthquake in 40 years struck deep under the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra early Dec. 26, triggering tidal waves up to 20 feet high. Over 120,000 people have lost their lives and untold millions have been left without food, shelter and safe drinking water.

30 Dec 2004 description

07.00 hrs 30 December 2004

KEY ISSUES

- Hilary Benn, Secretary of State yesterday announced an initial £15 million for immediate humanitarian response in the region.

- The US is dispatching a Marine expeditionary unit, the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, and the Maritime pre-position squadron from Guam to the area to help with relief efforts. The US, in conjunction with Japan, India and Australia are looking to build and international coalition for immediate humanitarian relief and long-term recovery.

30 Dec 2004 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

30 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

30 Dec 2004 description


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0195
OCHA Situation Report No. 7
Earthquake and Tsunami
India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Seychelles, Somalia

Preliminary estimates on requirements were presented on 29 December 2004 by a number of UN Country Teams in Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka for an immediate USD 130 million. A consolidated regional UN Flash Appeal is scheduled to be launched next week.

(The figures quoted in this report are official government figures).

INDIA

Situation

30 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

Situation update

Indonesia

29 Dec 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0195
OCHA Situation Report No. 7
Earthquake and Tsunami
India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Seychelles, Somalia

Preliminary estimates on requirements were presented on 29 December 2004 by a number of UN Country Teams in Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka for an immediate USD 130 million. A consolidated regional UN Flash Appeal is scheduled to be launched next week.

(The figures quoted in this report are official government figures).

INDIA

Situation

29 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. 3; Period covered: 29-30 December, 2004; Appeal coverage: provisionally 56.3%

29 Dec 2004 description

06.00 hrs 29 December 2004

KEY ISSUES

- The Government of Indonesia has declared a national disaster but has not called for international assistance. Increased access to affected regions approved, assessments underway.

- The Government of the Maldives has declared a national disaster and has requested international assistance "for environmental disaster".

- The Government of Sri Lanka has declared a national disaster and has requested international assistance.

29 Dec 2004 description

19:00 hrs 29 December 2004

KEY ISSUES

- Secretary of State announces an initial £15 million for immediate humanitarian response in the region.

- The US is dispatching a Marine expeditionary unit, the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, and the Maritime pre-position squadron from Guam to the area to help with relief efforts. The US, in conjunction with Japan, India and Australia are looking to build an international coalition for immediate humanitarian relief and long-term recovery.

29 Dec 2004 description


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0194
OCHA Situation Report No. 6
Earthquake and Tsunami
Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Somalia

The Secretary-General has appointed Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, as his Special Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance to Tsunami affected communities. Ms. Wahlstrom will visit the affected areas in the coming days. Her main tasks will be to provide leadership and support to the international relief effort.

29 Dec 2004 description

GENEVA, Dec 29 (UNHCR) - Up to 100,000 people in Indonesia's Aceh province who lost their homes in Sunday's devastating earthquake and tidal waves could soon receive emergency shelters as part of the UN refugee agency's regional relief efforts.

Aceh, located on the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island, was closest to the epicentre of the earthquake, which measured 9 on the Richter scale.

28 Dec 2004 description

CURRENT SITUATION

Most Powerful Earthquake in 40 Years

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake on December 26, off the west coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, triggered massive tsunamis that affected several countries throughout South and Southeast Asia, as well as Somalia, Tanzania, and Kenya in East Africa.