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25 Dec 2009 description

LONDON, Dec 25 (Reuters) - For more than 40 years, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) has been alerting countries in the Pacific region to the dangers of killer waves.

Following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed almost 230,000 people, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) began coordinating efforts to create an Indian Ocean tsunami early warning system.

Before 2004, there were no sea-level monitoring instruments in the Indian Ocean and many countries did not have agencies responsible for tsunami warnings or points of contact to …

24 Dec 2009 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

On 26 December 2004, a massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia (of magnitude Richter scale 9.0) led a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean. Almost 226,000 people lost their lives across 13 countries.

15 Dec 2009 description

Today, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Thomson Reuters Foundation announce the launch of a new multimedia web documentary - "Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope" - produced jointly to mark the fifth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami - recognised as the worst natural disaster in living memory.

Combining powerful imagery by award-winning Reuters photojournalists with eyewitness testimony from four people whose lives were dramatically changed by the tsunami, the documentary reveals the strength of the human spirit in the …

14 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period of 1 May through 30 September 2009, but reports cumulative totals from December 2004 onwards.

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 groups to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

About this report:

This is the seventh International Federation-wide tsunami progress report, with …

09 Dec 2009 description

Foreword

Five years ago, on 26 December 2004, a massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra created a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean. Millions of people around the world watched in horror as the aftermath of the biggest single natural disaster in living memory unfolded on their television screens.

07 Dec 2009 description

As of December 07, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 16,031 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 109 deaths.

30 Nov 2009 description

As of November 30, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15,887 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 108 deaths.

23 Nov 2009 description

As of November 23, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15503 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 104 deaths.

16 Nov 2009 description

As of November 16, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 14,950 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 103 deaths.

09 Nov 2009 description

As of November 09, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 14868 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 103 deaths.

04 Nov 2009 description

As of November 04, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14580 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed From November 02 to 08
Cases
Deaths
01 Nov 2009 description

As of November 01, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14480 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed From October 26 to November 01
Cases
29 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

A/C.2/64/L.10

Sixty-fourth session
Second Committee
Agenda item 53 (c)
Sustainable development: International Strategy

27 Oct 2009 description

As of October 27, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14,109 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed From October 19 to October 25
Cases
20 Oct 2009 description

Period covered by this Operations Update: January 2009 to June 2009

Appeal target (Tsunami emergency and recovery revised plan and budget 2005-2010 issued on 13 March 2009): CHF 706.4 million (USD 606.5 million or EUR 473.4 million);

Appeal coverage: 100%;

Appeal history:

- This emergency appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 26 December 2004, for CHF 7,517,000 (USD 6,658,712 or EUR 4,852,932) for six months to assist 500,000 beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 1,000,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to …

19 Oct 2009 description

As of October 19, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 26 countries have officially reported 13536 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 75 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed From October 12 to 18
Cases
Deaths
13 Oct 2009 description

As of October 13, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 26 countries have officially reported 13297 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 75 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed From October 12 to 18
Cases
Deaths
12 Oct 2009 description

As of October 12, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 25 countries have officially reported 13234 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 75 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed From October 05 to 11
Cases
Deaths
09 Oct 2009 description

As of October 09, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 24 countries have officially reported 12456 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 70 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed From October 05 to 11
Cases
Deaths