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27 Feb 2009 description

Despite difficulty of creating early warning centers, progress is being made

By Cheryl Pellerin, Staff Writer

Washington - Four years after the deadliest tsunami in recorded history took the lives of 227,898 people and displaced 1.7 million, the coastal nations of the Indian Ocean, with help from the United States and other countries, have created a small margin of safety for themselves against a future onslaught by the sea.

The tragedy mobilized international experts and funding for a years-long effort to bolster and, in some cases, create a regional capacity to monitor lands and …

22 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: Mozambique Red Cross (1) (CVM) prioritized response to emergencies in order to meet the immediate needs of people affected by disasters such as an earthquake in February 2006, cholera outbreak in April 2006, flooding in January 2007, tropical cyclones in February 2007 and munitions explosion in March 2007. Through responding to the recurrent disasters, the National Society (NS) has gained experience in the provision of temporary shelter, relief items, clean …

02 May 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: The Mozambique Red Cross Society1 (CVM) is implementing a food security programme, combined with …

01 Mar 2006 description

JOHANNESBURG, 1 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Mozambican authorities and aid agencies are scrambling to assess the damage of last week's 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

"Mozambique suffers regularly from floods, drought and other natural disasters but an earthquake is something you cannot anticipate or prepare for fully," Chris Kaye, Regional Representative of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told IRIN.

The Mozambique Council of Ministers held an emergency meeting on Thursday, the day the earthquake struck the centre of the country, leaving four people …

28 Feb 2006 description

(New York, 28 February 2006): The Government of Mozambique has requested technical support from the United Nations for strengthening its capacity to manage risks and disasters, including earthquakes. This request comes after an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale struck the country at 12:19 a.m. local time on Thursday 23 February 2006. The epicentre was located in Machaze District in southern Manica Province.

28 Feb 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0033
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Mozambique - Earthquake

23 Feb 2006 description
report Mail and Guardian

Jenni Evans and Antoinette Keyser | Johannesburg, South Africa

The death toll in the powerful quake that hit Mozambique on Thursday morning was still uncertain with authorities still visiting rural areas to assess the impact there.

"The provincial secretary is there to assess and we are expecting news in about two hours," Mozambique Red Cross Society secretary-general Fernanda Teixeira told the South African Press Association (Sapa).

"There was alarm, especially in the big cities where people slept in the street.

23 Feb 2006 description

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

23 Feb 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0027
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Mozambique - Earthquake

22 Feb 2006 description

Magnitude: 7.4


Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 22:19:07 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time

Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 12:19:07 AM = local time at epicenter


21.211=B0S, 33.439=B0E Depth 11 km (6.8 miles) set by location program



215 km (135 miles) SW of Beira, Mozambique
230 km (145 miles) S of Chimoio, Mozambique
535 km (330 miles) N of MAPUTO, Mozambique