Kyrgyzstan: Osh Earthquake - Jan 2008
Kit distribution in Erbil
On August 19th, ACTED distributed kitchengardening and agricultural kits to 49 vulnerable IDP and local families in Makhmur district of Erbil Governorate to support their livelihoods. Kits contained potato tubers for planting, a variety of seeds and an assortment of key tools such as shovels, rakes and hoes.
This report covers the period 01/01/09 to 30/06/09.
This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08.
Programme purpose: The Central Asia programmes are aligned with the Global Agenda goals to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and impact from disasters; to reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.
Programmes summary: …
Following independence, Kyrgyzstan embarked on a transition to a democratic system of governance and market economy. The so-called Tulip Revolution of 2005 brought a new leadership, but frequent public demonstrations and equally frequent changes of state officials contribute towards concerns over stability.
Poverty levels in Kyrgyzstan significantly exceed those in many developed and developing countries. Besides, lately the country has been hit hard by rising food and fuel prices globally and throughout the central Asian region.
ACTED HAITI: ACTED is working towards the humanitarian crisis response in Haiti
"Haiti is dogged by bad luck". This is the sad reality that has been revealing itself in these last weeks after the subsequent passage of the cyclones Gustav and Ike and of the tropical storms Fay and Hannah over the lands and coasts of the is-land. The cyclones hit the South and the West, while the tropical storms stroke the North and the North West of the island.
According to the last rapports of the Haitian Civil Protection Direction, more than 400 people died during the floods and 60 are …
This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 30/06/08
Programme purpose: The Central Asian programmes are aligned with the Global Agenda goals to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and impact from disasters; to reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.
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The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.
The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, His Excellency Prof.
The Regional Office held a two-day retreat on 2829 January in Dubai, which was attended by representatives from all OCHA field offices and presences within the region, as well as HQ (CRD, PICS, GCMS, AO and SPU) and the head of UNAMA's Humanitarian Affairs Unit. The Special Humanitarian Envoy, Mr.
DUBAI, 30 January 2008 (IRIN) - Well over half the roughly 5,000 people made homeless by an earthquake which struck southern Kyrgyzstan on 1 January are still living in tents and trying to survive harsh wintry conditions, aid officials say.
"It is extremely cold, particularly in mountain villages where the temperature drops to minus 20.
WASHINGTON D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are providing $50,000 to address child protection issues after four earthquakes struck a remote area in Kyrgyzstan. This assistance, implemented by USAID partner Mercy Corps, will include support for psychosocial services as well as the rehabilitation of a multi-functional community structure in the affected area.
According to the U.S.
Critics say the authorities have failed to ensure homes are earthquake-proof and are ill-prepared to cope with the aftermath of a serious tremor.
By Tolkun Namatbaeva in Bishkek (RCA No. 527, 18-Jan-08)
Recent earthquakes in southern Kyrgyzstan, which caught the local population unprepared, have raised fears that authorities are turning a blind eye to warnings from scientists about the scale of the danger facing the country.
The latest quakes rocked the southern city of Osh on December 26 and early on January 1.
This report is based on information provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan. This will likely be the last situation report issued on this emergency, unless the situation drastically changes.
- A total of 1031 families were affected and in need of humanitarian assistance (more than 5,500 people).
- Upon completion of distribution of relief items, in particular winterized tents, the primary emergency needs will have been met.
- There will soon be a shift of focus to reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
Elena Pavluk, Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent
Kyrgyzstan has again "celebrated" the New Year with a series of earthquakes, which have affected around 5,000 people in villages in the Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts.
On New Year's Day three separate earthquakes, the largest with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale, struck the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan. Almost a thousand families, 5,300 people, were made homeless and are still in need of humanitarian support. Harsh winter conditions have seen temperatures in the affected areas fall to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius. Although there have been no deaths reported so far survivors are in urgent need of temporary shelter, and the Government of Kyrgyzstan has appealed for international assistance through the United Nations (UN).
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The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of unearmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.
(New York, 9 January 2008): The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) today pledged over 400 winterised tents to the Government of Kyrgyzstan, in response to the recent earthquake that displaced nearly 5,500 people south of Osh.
On 1 January 2008, three separate earthquakes occurred in an isolated area some 30 kilometres from the city of Osh, causing severe damage to housing and infrastructure.