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30 Dec 2008 description

Text and pictures by Hayarpi Karapetyan, information officer with the Armenian Red Cross Society

If you were trying to define "the back of beyond" you'd describe Tismenitsa. It's a tiny village in the west of Ukraine, far from the lights of the nearest big town, Ivano Frankivsk, itself only a dot on the map of Europe, on the eastern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains. The village is bereft of young people: their elderly parents live alone on pensions of around two euro a day.

18 Nov 2008 description

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18, 2008 - For California National Guardsmen, the annual fire season has rendered moot the question of whether natural disasters will strike the state. No longer do they ask "if," but only "when" and "where."On the eve of Vigilant Guard '09, the National Guard's weeklong emergency-response training exercise, California Guardsmen learned their Ukrainian counterparts face a similar burden on their own native soil.

31 Oct 2008 description

Executive summary

The Europe region is extremely diverse in political and socio-economic terms, in its geography, demography and culture, as well as its public health trends and vulnerability to natural disasters.

31 Oct 2008 description

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' regional representation is a small core unit providing comprehensive technical, funding and programme support to the National Societies of Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

31 Oct 2008 description

Executive summary

The second largest country in Europe, Ukraine is a republic that gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. After a difficult transition period to the market economy the country remains one of the poorest in Europe, despite the ostentatious wealth that one sees in the large cities. Currently, the main humanitarian challenges in Ukraine, due to the political, economic and social situation, are related to poverty, health and disasters. Over a quarter of the population live below the poverty line and lack adequate health and social care.

23 Oct 2008 description

Following relentless rains which flooded many parts of the country, JICA has dispatched emergency aid supplies to the Central American state of Honduras.

At least 24 persons were killed and some 25,000 persons were evacuated from their homes after days of torrential rains, landslides and flooding, particularly in low lying northeast parts of the country.

14 Oct 2008 description

Glide n=B0 FL-2008-000122-UKR/MDA

Period covered by this Ops Update: 15 August to 30 September 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193,428 or EUR 765,881);

Appeal coverage: 68%;

Appeal history: This Emergency Appeal was launched on 5 August 2008 for CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193,428 or EUR 765,881) for 8 month to assist 60,000 people.

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 636,942 was allocated from the International Federation's DREF to support the National Societies during the initial phase of the operation in Ukraine (CHF 437,942) and Moldova (CHF …

02 Sep 2008 description

Message N=BA. : OPS(EADRCC)(2008)0041

Dtg: 02 September 2008, 09:00 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To: Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator: Duty Officer - Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by : Head EADRCC - Tel: +32-2-707.2674

References: Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2008)0025

This re

02 Sep 2008 description


Appeal Target: US$ 197,725

Geneva, 2 September 2008

Dear Colleagues,

01 Sep 2008 description

On 29 August 2008, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over PLN 1.5 million to the Ukrainian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. The Ukrainian ministry is coordinating reconstruction and rebuilding work after the flooding in Ukraine at the end of July and beginning of August this year.

Piotr Paszkowski
MFA Press Spokesman

31 Aug 2008 description

This situation report is based on information received from UN agencies, international organizations and national authorities.

27 Aug 2008 description

Message N=BA.:  OPS(EADRCC)(2008)0032

Dtg: 7 August 2008, 14:00 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To: Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator: Duty Officer         Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by: Acting Head EADRCC         Tel: +32-2-707.2674

References: Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2008)0025

This report consists of : -5- pages

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18 Aug 2008 description

Glide n=B0 FL-2008-000122-UKR/MDA

Period covered by this Ops Update: 5-14 August 2008;

Appeal target: CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193,428 or EUR 765,881)

Appeal coverage: 49 per cent;

Appeal history: This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 5 August 2008 for CHF 1,250,355 (USD 1,193,428 or EUR 765,881) for eight months to assist 60,000 beneficiaries.

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 636,942 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national societies to support the initial phase of operations in Ukraine (CHF 437,942) and Moldova (CHF …

12 Aug 2008 description

Message N=BA.: OPS(EADRCC)(2008)0035

Dtg: 12 August 2008, 14:00 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To : Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator: Duty Officer         Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by: Acting Head EADRCC         Tel: +32-2-707.2674

References: Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2008)0025

This report consists of : -5- pages

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08 Aug 2008 description

Ottawa - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced today that Canada is providing a total of $100,000 to assist people affected by recent flooding in Ukraine and Moldova.

08 Aug 2008 description
report Government of Japan

Torrential rains of historic proportions that devastated Central and Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary) between July 26 and 28 have caused widespread flood damage in the region.

Particularly hard hit were the Ivano-Frankivsku and Chernivtsi Provinces in western Ukraine.

06 Aug 2008 description

Torrential rains of historic proportions that devastated Central and Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Moldova, Rumania, Slovakia, and Hungary) between July 26 and 28 have caused widespread flood damage in the region.

Particularly hard hit were the Ivano-Frankivsku and Chernivtsi Provinces in western Ukraine.

06 Aug 2008 description

With more than 30 people killed, dozens missing, 30,000 displaced and damages reaching over one billion Euros, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is launching an emergency appeal to bring immediate assistance to victims of the worst floods in 200 years in Ukraine and Moldova.

The appeal for 1.2 million Swiss francs (€ 765,000 / US$ 1.2 million), will support operations by the Ukrainian and Moldova Red Cross Societies to bring …

06 Aug 2008 description

Message N=BA.: OPS(EADRCC)(2008)0030

Dtg: 6 August 2008, 07:30 UTC

From: Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

To: Points of Contact for International Disaster Response in NATO and Partner Countries

Precedence: Priority

Originator: Duty Officer Tel: +32-2-707.2670

Approved by: Acting Head EADRCC         Tel: +32-2-707.2674

References: Request for Assistance, OPS(EADRCC)(2008)0025

This report consists of : -5- pages

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