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13 Nov 2002 description


Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002

13 Nov 2002 description

MILAN, Italy, November 13 (UNHCR) - UN refugee agency chief Ruud Lubbers today expressed concern over Colombia's worsening humanitarian situation at the premiere of a documentary about the human costs of the country's protracted conflict. He also called for more aid and funds to help its victims.

07 Nov 2002 description

Washington, DC, November 7, 2002 (PAHO) -- Dengue has become a major international public health problem, with a dramatic expansion in recent decades. The mosquito that transmits dengue is found in nearly 100 tropical countries. Every year, there are between 50 and 100 million new infections, with 250,000 to 500,000 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal. In view of the difficulties and the expenditures faced by countries with national programs to fight the mosquito, a vaccine against dengue would offer a possible speedy solution to control the problem globally.

22 Oct 2002 description


This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF 1,916, 067 (USD 1.27m/ EUR 1.3m)
Period covered: I June - 30 September 2002

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 71.5%
Related Appeals: 01.19/2002 Central America; 01.22/2002 South America; 01.23/2002 Caribbean
Outstanding needs: CHF 546,526 (USD 362, 000/ EUR 371, 000)

26 Sep 2002 description

Washington, DC, September 26, 2002 (PAHO) -- The struggle to vaccinate as many children as possible in the Americas has been one of the priorities of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) since its creation. This huge effort has yielded results: Because vaccination coverage has reached 84 percent of all children, the toll from many communicable diseases, especially those that affect children under 5, is being cut.

16 Aug 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea

(B) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho,

(3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Somalia, (9) Ethiopia, (10) Tanzania

(C) Central Africa Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Angola,(3) Namibia

(D) Eastern Europe region: (1) North Caucasus

(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

(F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Bolivia, (2) Colombia, (3) Venezuela

13 Aug 2002 description


Appeal Target: CHF 4,619,036
Period covered: 1 April - 30 June 2002; last Programme Update (No. 1) issued 21 May 2002

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 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

IN BRIEF

Appeal coverage: 47.2%

Related Appeals: 01.18/2002: Pan American Disaster Response Unit

Outstanding needs: 2,439,777

05 Aug 2002 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Mason Anderson, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

31 Jul 2002 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 116)

30 Jul 2002 description

The telecommunication needs are important, as a lot of areas are completely isolated. Only a few cellular phones, often jammed, were available to coordinate the S&R teams. Internet, phone and fax centres have been installed at the Red Cross' Crisis Centre at Guasdualito. A M4 data transmitter was installed in the town's hospital.

28 Jul 2002 description

Sabaneta de Barinas, 28 Jul, Venpres (Carmen Ostia Pulgar).- "Debo reconocer y felicitar el manejo de la crisis" en el estado Apure, expresó el primer mandatario del país, Hugo Chávez Frías, en su programa dominical "Aló Presidente" N=B0 113, trasmitido desde esta población barinesa, parte del cual lo dedicó a informar sobre la situación actual de Guasdualito.

El comandante del Teatro de Operaciones N=B0 1 en Guasdualito, general de brigada (Ej) Carlos Acosta Pérez, quien estuvo durante la transmisión audiovisual, subrayó que a la fecha 80 por ciento de esa población …

26 Jul 2002 description

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela appealed on Thursday for international financial support to help provide food, medicine and shelter for more than 35,000 people forced from their homes by flooding in the southwest of the country.

Four people were killed this week in the floodwaters which swamped the town of Guasdualito, 500 miles (800 km) southwest of Caracas, and huge expanses of surrounding farmland.

Venezuela's government and armed forces have evacuated flood victims and flown in emergency supplies to the affected areas in Apure state, which borders with Colombia, and in the …