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24 Feb 2005 description

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 over 181 countries.
In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 03/2005) is being issued to report the closure of the operation. CHF 50,000 were allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

10 Dec 2004 description


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 over 181 countries.

In Brief

This Information Bulletin 02/2004 is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 50,000 has been allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF will be needed.

30 Nov 2004 description

Tectonic Summary

The earthquake occurred near the boundary of the Nazca and South American plates. In this region, the Nazca plate is moving easterly with respect to the South American plate with a velocity of about 70 mm/year and subducting beneath it. The location and focal mechanism of the earthquake are consistent with the shock's occurring on the thrust interface between the plates. The Mw = 7.2 earthquake of November 11, 1991 had a very similar location and focal-mechanism; the 1991 shock killed two people.

26 Nov 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan

(C) East and Central Africa: East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Kenya, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Swaziland, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) Indonesia

19 Nov 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Burundi, (3) DR Congo, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel Region, (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Guinea, (5) Liberia, (6) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) Cambodia, (3) DPR Korea, (4) Myanmar

16 Nov 2004 description


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 over 181 countries.

In Brief

15 Nov 2004 description

Bogota (dpa) - A strong quake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck western Colombia early Monday injuring at least 30 people, destroying 500 homes and damaging numerous other buildings, officials said.

There was concern because rescue teams had been unable to reach remote areas where some of the worst damage was feared.