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This Final Report focuses solely on the operations in Hungary and Romania. A separate report was issued for the Ukraine component of the appeal on 26 February, 2002.
This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
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Focus on Ukraine
Focus on Hungary and Romania
Launched on 9 March 2001 for CHF 1,574,048 for 2 months.
Budget revised in Situation Report no. l, increased to CHF 2,185,764 and the time frame increased to 30 September 2002.
Please note that this Operations Update no. 3 focuses solely on the continuing flood relief activities in Hungary and Romania. The flood relief operation in the Ukraine has been completed as planned and a separate Final Report is being issued on that aspect of the appeal. A Final Report covering Hungary and Romania will be issued by 30 March, 2002.
In recent years, floods, landslides and mudflows in the area of the Tisza river, Ukraine, have become increasingly serious. NATO is currently developing a pilot project on regional flood preparedness and response in Ukraine, together with the neighbouring countries of the entire Tisza catchment area.
This Ops Update is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
Launched on 9 March 2001 for CHF 1,574,048 for 2 months. Budget revised in Situation Report no. 1, increased to CHF 2,185,764, and the timeframe increased to 30 September 2001.
DREF Allocated: CHF 150,000 (CHF 50,000 for each country).
Period covered: 28 March 2001 to 25 April 2001 (last Ops Update issued: Situation Report no. 1 issued on 2 April 2001); Next Ops Update No. 3 expected by end June 2001.
The Hungarian government filed a lawsuit on 27 April against the Austrian-Romanian company responsible for a major cyanide leak last year that poisoned fish and flora in three rivers, AP reported. Aurul, the company that runs the gold mine in Baie Mare, Romania, at which the cyanide spill occurred, has refused requests by Hungary to settle the claim outside of court. The lawsuit, filed in Budapest, seeks 28.59 billion forints (some $102 million) for the damage caused to tourism and the ecosystem, and for the rehabilitation of poisoned areas along the Danube, Szamos, and Tisza rivers.
Premier Yushchenko and his Hungarian counterpart
Viktor Orban agreed in Uzhhorod on 9 April to set up a group of experts
to work out a plan to prevent and fight floods in the Carpathian region.
UNIAN quoted Yushchenko as saying that both sides also agreed to organize
a joint battalion to deal with consequences caused by natural and man-made
disasters by 1 October. JM
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period covered: 9 - 28 March, 2001
UMCOR has sent emergency grants in response to the flooding in Eastern Hungary and the Ukraine. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in what is the region's worst flooding in 100 years. Funds will help provide food, hygiene items, blankets, drinking water, medical supplies and other relief goods. In the long-term, UMCOR partners will work to rehabilitate homes that have been damaged or destroyed. To join in this response, please give to UMCOR's International Disaster Response, #982450-8.
From Federation News 06/01
Action by Churches Together (ACT) International is going to issue two Appeals for flood striken Hungary and Ukraine for about one million US dollars early next week. ACT members Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) and Hungarian Baptist Aid (HBAid) are assisting the flood victims in both countries with relief goods such as food, hygiene items, potable water, medicines and medical supplies.
Budapest/Kiev (dpa) - Water levels on the upper reaches of the flooded Tisza River in Hungary receded noticeably over the weekend, as the flood peak moved downriver, Hungarian authorities said on Sunday.
Ukrainian authorities also reported a decline and the Ministry for Emergencies said the situation was stabilizing,
By John Sparrow and Janos Berze-Simko in north-eastern Hungary
THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 1,574,048 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 53,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR 2 MONTHS
Geneva, 9 March 2001