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31 Dec 1999 description

Rui Concalve is a 26- year-old Venezuelan who runs what used to be the hotel "Alemán" located in front of the Macuto beach in the State of Vargas. While showing what is left of the two-storey building that could host up to 40 tourists, he expresses extreme concern, for most of the water system throughout the severely damaged state of Vargas has collapsed. " Our pipelines were already old and the drainage system very bad. But now, we simply have no water," says Rui.

31 Dec 1999 description
report Xinhua

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec. 31) XINHUA - The Malaysian government has extended humanitarian assistance of 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Venezuelan government following the massive floods and mudslides in that country recently.

The cash contribution was directly conveyed by the Charge d' affairs of the Malaysian embassy in Caracas, Razlan Abdul Rashid, to Mario Villarroel Lander, the president of the Venezuelan Red Cross, on behalf of the government there, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here Friday.

31 Dec 1999 description

ELABORADO POR LA OFICINA DE COOPERACIÓN TECNICA Y RELACIONES INTERNACIONES DEL

30 Dec 1999 description
report Mercy Corps

Reflections on Venezuela
Never before have I seen anything like it. The disaster that hit northern Venezuela in mid December was catastrophic. Although I only visited a small part of the affected area, what I witnessed was a clear indication of the power of this natural phenomenon whose effects were aggravated by poor construction and lack of residential planning.

30 Dec 1999 description


Tabla de Contenido
I. Objetivo de la Misión
II. Antecedentes
III. Misión de Campo
IV. Conclusiones
V. Recomendaciones
Anexo Lista de Personas Contactadas

I. Objetivo de la Misión

1. Realizar una evaluación ambiental preliminar de los efectos causados por las inundaciones en Venezuela, presentar recomendaciones y sugerencias de prioridades de acción.

2. La misión fue llevada a cabo en respuesta a la solicitud del Sr. Jesús Arnaldo Pérez, Ministro de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Renovables de Venezuela.

30 Dec 1999 description

This report includes: A) Venezuela - floods B) Indonesia - East Timor C) Angola D) Sudan E) East Africa: Burundi and Tanzania.

30 Dec 1999 description

ROME - A dangerous shift in the way wars are being fought has triggered huge new demands for food aid, but it is uncertain that donors will be able to meet these demands in the new century, Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme said today.

30 Dec 1999 description
report American Red Cross

Two weeks after flash floods and avalanches buried entire villages along a northern strip of Venezuela's Caribbean coast, another disaster looms for those who survived the first one. Despite the risk of death, thousands of people refuse or are unable to evacuate their homes. But with more torrential rains in the forecast, officials are begging people who can to desert the hillside neighborhoods where homes sit precariously on eroded soil.

29 Dec 1999 description
report World Vision

By John Yale and Kevin Cook, Senior Relief Administrator and LACRO Regional Communications Director -- December 29, 1999

29 Dec 1999 description

Washington, D.C., 29 December 1999 -- Torrential rainfall produced serious flooding and mudslides that began on December 13-14 and affected ten states in the northern part of Venezuela, including its capital, Caracas. National authorities estimate that more than 20,000 people were killed or have been reported missing and more than 200,000 have been affected. More than 4,000 persons are in large temporary shelters in La Guaira, Caracas, Maracay and Valencia.

29 Dec 1999 description

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has made available emergency cash grants totalling $280,000 and reports contributions of more than $12.6 million towards urgent flood relief in Venezuela, an OCHA statement said today.

29 Dec 1999 description

For further information contact: Daniel Epstein, Tel (202) 974-3459, Fax (202) 974-3143, Office of Public Information

29 Dec 1999 description
report Merlin

A Mercy Corps assessment team is travelling in Venezuela to assist survivors of the devastating floods and landslides.

29 Dec 1999 description


Overview of Current Situation

The USAID/DART reports the following statistics compiled by the governors of the states, Cuerpose de Bomberos, Direcciones Regionales de D.C., the Red Cross, and the universities. These figures do not represent total figures for the disaster:

Federal District of Caracas: 18,300 affected, 92 dead, 4,800 homes affected, and 1,800 homes destroyed

Vargas: 215,000 affected, 198 dead, 40,200 homes affected, and 21,000 homes destroyed

Falcon: 80,160 affected, 3 deaths, 15,000 homes affected, and 539 destroyed

29 Dec 1999 description

Baltimore, December 29, 1999 - Catholic Relief Services has begun work with Caritas Venezuela on the response to the recent flooding emergency in that country. Flooding in the northern region of Venezuela earlier this month killed up to 30,000 people and left approximately 150,000 homeless. Relief efforts being coordinated through Caritas Venezuela are centered on the eight dioceses that suffered the greatest damage.

29 Dec 1999 description

Caracas, 29 de Diciembre de 1999 (OPS) -- La Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud opina que el acceso a agua limpia contin=FAa siendo la primera prioridad para los damnificados, declaró el Dr. Isaías Daniel Gutiérrez, representante de dicha organización en Venezuela.

29 Dec 1999 description

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Regional Office for the Americas
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

29 Dec 1999 description
report Cruz Roja Española

La Institución solicita la colaboración de la sociedad ante la tragedia que se vive en el país