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09 Mar 2007 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Period covered by this Final Report: 30 December 2005 to 22 March 2006.

History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

CHF 31,364 was allocated from the Federation's DREF on 30 December 2005 to respond to the needs of this operation.

16 Mar 2006 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 183 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

31 Dec 2005 description

Contexte humanitaire général

Les déplacements des populations se sont intensifiés durant le mois de Décembre.

30 Dec 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 183 countries.

In Brief

CHF 31,364 HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FROM THE FEDERATION'S DISASTER RELIEF EMERGENCY FUND (DREF) TO ASSIST SOME 54 HOUSEHOLDS FOR 3 MONTHS AND FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF DAMAGED STRUCTURES.

UNEARMARKED FUNDS TO REPAY DREF ARE ENCOURAGED.

The situation

11 Dec 2005 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Earthquake:

At around 12H00 GMT on 5 December a strong earthquake was felt across Burundi. The epicentre was located 55km southeast of the Congolese town of Kalemie in the middle of Lake Tanganyika. The magnitude recorded at the epicentre was 6.8. This caused a structure to collapse in Makamba killing a child and badly injuring another one. Other than that no deaths or major damages were recorded.

07 Dec 2005 description

par Matha Biongo / MONUC

The District Headquarters of Tanganyika Kalemie was on 5 December, hit by a strong earthquake. The earthquake which according to Seismologists measured 6.8 on the Richter scale. The quake took place on the eastern side of Lake Tanganyika and hit Kalemie town center at about 2.20-2.25 p.m. local time.

The quake resulted in the death of a two-year-old girl.

07 Dec 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Locust Update:

The FAO (http://www.fao.org/ag/locusts/en/info/info/index.html) was last updated on November 29 indicating that the Desert Locust situation remains calm in the summer breeding areas in the Sahel in West Africa. Small-scale breeding is occurring in Mauritania and Algeria.

Lake Tanganyika Earthquake:

06 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

LUSAKA, 6 Dec., 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The powerful earthquake that rocked several countries around Lake Tanganyika in central Africa Monday had a magnitude of 5.4 instead of 6.8 observed by the US Geological Survey, the Zambian Geological Survey Department said Tuesday.

A statement by the department said the quake was recorded by the Lusaka Seismic Station at 12:22 GMT or 2:22 p.m. local time and is located at Latitude 6 degrees South and Longitude 29.6 degrees East around Kalemie, on the west bank of Lake Tanganyika, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

06 Dec 2005 description

KINSHASA, le 6 décembre (IRIN) - Les recherches se poursuivent pour retrouver les victimes du tremblement de terre qui a eu lieu lundi dernier près de la ville de Kalemie, située au bord du lac Tangnyika, dans la province du Katanga, a l'Est de la RD Congo, signalent les autorités administrative et humanitaires basées dans la région.

06 Dec 2005 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

06 Dec 2005 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

05 Dec 2005 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is assessing the damage that may have been caused in and around the town of Kalemie on Lake Tanganyika, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was the epicentre of the earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, which hit the region at 12.19 GMT today.

05 Dec 2005 description
report Oxfam

A powerful earthquake occurred in eastern DRC early in the afternoon on December 5th. The epicentre was 55 km south-east of Kalemie where we do not currently work, although slight tremors were felt by our office staff in Goma and Nairobi. Our staff are in contact with the local UN representatives who report that the impact in Kalemie is of collapsed houses and some injuries to individuals, but no major destruction known about so far. We have offered assistance to the UN if they decide a large response is necessary.

05 Dec 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0217
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
DRC, Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Earthquake - Lake Tanganyika
5 December 2005

This report is based on information received from the OCHA offices in Kampala, Burundi and Nairobi.

05 Dec 2005 description

By Guled Mohammed

NAIROBI, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake jolted Africa's Great Lakes region on Monday, killing at least one person in Congo's remote east and rattling regional capitals.

The U.S.

05 Dec 2005 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations emergency relief office is gathering information on the level of assistance that may be required after an earthquake struck the Lake Tanganyika region of East Africa today.

05 Dec 2005 description

A strong earthquake occurred at 12:19:55 (UTC) on Monday, December 5, 2005. The magnitude 6.8 event has been located in the LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time Monday, December 5, 2005 at 12:19:55 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Monday, December 5, 2005 at 2:19:55 PM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 6.212=B0S, 29.599=B0E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA