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31 Jan 2007 description
report MapAction

THE MAPACTION ORGANISATION

1. MapAction is an international NGO, headquartered in the UK. MapAction's vision is to apply the skills of professionals from the rapidly-evolving geo-informatics sector to help to relieve suffering and safeguard livelihoods in humanitarian emergencies. Its operational capacity is founded on a pool of volunteers who maintain readiness to deploy worldwide, together with a small full-time staff providing leadership and operational and administrative support.

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15 Dec 2006 description


The Federation’s vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its 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

30 Sep 2006 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

30 Jun 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its 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.

22 Mar 2006 description

The Indonesian Red Cross Headquarter sent the emergency relief for the victims of earthquake hit in Buru Island on Tuesday (14/3). "According to the plan, this emergency relief of 450 tarpaulin and medicines for 1000 people will be departed from Jakarta today," said Rukman, Senior Officer of Disaster Management of PMI Headquarter. While 450 units of family kits will also be departed from PMI's warehouse in Surabaya to Buru Island, Maluku.

17 Mar 2006 description

A tectonic 6.4 richter scale earthquake hit Ambon city and Buru island, Mollucas on Tuesday (14 Maret 2006) evening. 5 aftereffects were recorded at the scale of 5 to 7 MMI and the earthquake happened at the depth of 40-60 kilometers below the sea, 138 kilometers from Ambon city.

10 minutes after the earthquake the sea tide suddenly rose up to 5 meters in height and struck the houses alongside the beach.

16 Mar 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0041
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Indonesia - Earthquake - Update

16 Mar 2006 description
report Xinhua

JAKARTA, Mar 16, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Two earthquakes respectively measuring 4.5 and 3.5 on the Richter Scale rocked Buru Island in Indonesia's Maluku province on Wednesday and Thursday morning, a spokesman of the Ambon Geophysics Station, Benny Sipolo said Thursday.

14 Mar 2006 description

Magnitude 6.7 (Strong)

Date-Time

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 06:57:33 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 3:57:33 PM = local time at epicenter

Location

3.597=B0S, 127.214=B0E

Depth

30.6 km (19.0 miles) set by location program Region SERAM, INDONESIA

Distances

105 km (65 miles) W of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
485 km (300 miles) S of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
1065 km (660 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia

01 Jan 2006 description


This appeal seeks CHF 7,359,666(1) to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2006 and 2007. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".
Global Agenda Goals:

1. Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

2. Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.