Afghanistan: Earthquake - Feb 1999
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- United Nations Geospatial Information Section: Reference map of Afghanistan. 31 Jan 2004
- OCHA: United Nations responds to latest earthquake in Afghanistan. 15 Feb 1999
- OCHA: Afghanistan - Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 4. 25 Feb 1999
- Reuters: Afghan Quake Victims Without Shelter, Need Help. 16 Feb 1999
- UN: UN sends relief to Afghan earthquake site. 18 Feb 1999
The Humanitarian Situation in Central Region: A Mid-Year Perspective
appeal no. 1.29/99
situation report no. 1
period covered: 31 December 1998 - 31 March 1999
Volunteer rebuilding teams are working in Honduras
OCHA/GVA - 99/0043
Afghanistan - Earthquake
OCHA Situation Report No. 4
ISLAMABAD, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday its agencies working in Afghanistan needed more resources to shelter some 16,000 families whose homes were destroyed or damaged this month by an earthquake.
A statement from the office of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan said the U.N. had pledges and other resources amounting to $400,000.
"Further, U.N. agencies are seeking an additional $150,000 for tents, tarpaulins, blankets and plastic sheeting," it said. U.N.
Pledges and Contributions
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0042
This report includes: A) Afghanistan B) China C) Colombia D) East and Central Africa: Tanzania, DR Congo and Congo/Brazzaville E) Mozambique F) Western Sahel: Cape Verde, the Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania G) Sierra Leone.
Appeal Target : US$ 234,375
(US$ 182,000 Contributed to Date)
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
The United Nations and its various specialized agencies are sending relief supplies to the scene of the earthquake that struck two Afghan provinces south of Kabul last week, the Office of the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan announced on Thursday.
Following the earthquake that hit the provinces of Wardak and Logar, south-west of Kabul, on the evening of 11 February, the ICRC, the Afghan Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies responded immediately to the crisis, pooling their logistical resources, manpower and expertise. By 16 February in the morning, Red Cross and Red Crescent teams had assessed the situation in 63 stricken villages and 28 truckloads of shelter materials had been dispatched to 20,000 victims in the affected areas.
At 6:50 PM on Thursday 11 February 1999 an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck the provinces of Wardak, Logar and Kabul. The epicenter of the earthquake was apparently in Wardak province, about 100 kilometers southwest of Kabul.
KABUL, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Thousands of people, including children, are living without shelter in extreme cold after last week's earthquake, south of the Afghan capital Kabul, and need immediate international help, officials said on Tuesday.
The officials of the ruling Taleban militia said a survey by Taleban health authorities showed some 30 percent of children in the quake-hit Wardak province were without shelter and suffering from pneumonia.
According to Red Cross officials more than 30,000 people were affected by the earthquake in Wardak and Logar provinces last Thursday which …
Office of the UN Resident / Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Afghanistan