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06 Jul 1999 description

Press Release SG/SM/7060 - 19990706

18 Dec 1998 description

ISLAMABAD -- As Afghanistan braces for winter, the United Nations World Food Programme, several NGOs and survivors of the May 1998 earthquake in the northeastern corner of the country have won a race against time to put the finishing touches on more than 14,000 new, earthquake-resistant homes.

29 Jul 1998 description

Emergency operation for quake victims almost completed

29 Jul 1998 description

An Antonov 32 aircraft chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme, which was flying its final rotations for the earthquake rehabilitation effort in Northeastern Afghanistan, was fired at yesterday as it landed at Faizabad, in Badakshan province.

27 Jul 1998 description

Emergency operation for quake victims almost completed

24 Jul 1998 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 98/0253
Afghanistan - Earthquake
OCHA Situation Report No. 13
24 July 1998

15 Jul 1998 description
report Merlin


10 Jul 1998 description

This report includes: A) Guinea Bissau B) Sudan C) East and Central Africa: Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo D) Indonesia E) Afghanistan F) Resourcing update.

02 Jul 1998 description

Afghan agriculture recovered in the peaceful areas of the country, but the over-riding feature this year has been heavy snowfalls and low temperatures during winter, and high rainfall in spring.

Flood damage to irrigated crops, together with a high incidence of yellow rust in wheat, have depressed irrigated cereal yields. But heavy rains benefited dryland crops especially in the north and marginal irrigated areas in the south.

29 Jun 1998 description

OCHA/GVA - 98/0232
1. For the last week the relief operation has been in full force with 12 helicopters and several fixed wing aircraft flying relief items from Pakistan and Tajikistan to the earthquake affected area in northern Afghanistan. Helicopters, trucks and donkey convoys are delivering relief supplies to individual villages.

24 Jun 1998 description

Afghanistan has rejected an Israeli shipment of humanitarian aid for survivors of a May earthquake that killed between 3,000 and 5,000 people, a Red Cross offical said on Wednesday.

David Lynch, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Jerusalem, said Afghan authorities had refused to allow 15 tonnes of Israeli aid across the border from Tajikistan.

''There was an objection on the part of the Embassy of the Islamic State of Afghanistan (in Tajikistan)...They said they never asked for any humanitarian aid from Israel,'' Lynch said.

Israel helicoptered the shipment of …

23 Jun 1998 description
report Oxfam

Throughout June Oxfam has been working in response to the earthquake in Afghanistan that killed an estimated 5,000 people and affected 100 villages.

19 Jun 1998 description

This report includes: A) Yugoslavia: Kosovo B) Guinea Bissau C) Ethiopia/Eritrea D) Afghanistan E) East Africa: Burundi and Uganda F) Sudan: OLS Northern and Southern Sectors.

18 Jun 1998 description

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit parts of northern Afghanistan in the morning of Saturday, May 30. This was the second major earthquake to hit virtually the same area in less than four months. It is estimated that 3,000 people lost their lives in the recent earthquake which affected Rustaq, Chah Ab and Shahr-e-burg in Takhar and Badakhshan districts.

16 Jun 1998 description

The United Nations says more emergency aid is needed to help at least 50-thousand people made homeless by the recent devastating earthquake in northeastern Afghanistan.

The May 30 quake measuring around seven on the Richter scale destroyed 8,000 houses in 100 villages, killing about five-thousand people.

Appealing for seven million dollars in emergency assistance, the UN said winter would strike the remote area in four months, when tents and tarpaulins would be of little use against sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow.