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06 Jan 2005 description

Total Appeal Target : US$ 750,000

Balance Requested from ACT Network: 738,743.09

Geneva, 6 January 2005

Dear Colleagues,

During 2004, the ACT Rapid Response Fund assisted 26 ACT implementing members to save lives in sudden emergencies, providing financial assistance ranging from US$4,000 to US$50,000.

26 Jun 2003 description

Appeal no. 01.54/2003; Appeal target: CHF 13,067,443 (USD 8,945,708 or EUR 8,868,215); Budget revised to CHF 12,862,905 Programme Update No. 1; Period covered: January to June, 2003

03 Jun 2003 description

Appeal Target: CHF 3,400,000 (USD 2,446,214 or EUR 2,336,657)
Period covered: January - April, 2003

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 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal coverage: 16.7%; See attached Contributions List for details.

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,832,634 (USD 2,080,524 / EUR 1,919,779)

05 Mar 2003 description
report World Vision

World Vision, in collaboration with Emmanuel Hospital Association, has distributed over 12,000 blankets to people suffering from an extreme cold-wave in the district of Mirzapur and Ballia in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. World Vision Hongkong had contributed US$31,500 towards this relief operation.

19 Feb 2003 description

ISLAMABAD, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Four days of deadly winter rain and snow sweeping across Pakistan, Afghanistan and India have killed at least 77 people, officials and state media reported on Wednesday.

The state-run Pakistan Television said at least 62 people had been killed in Pakistan alone and hundreds of houses destroyed in the heaviest winter rain in three decades.

It said nine people were killed on Wednesday in the town of Abbottabad, 60 km (40 miles) north of Islamabad and another five in Havalian, 40 km (25 miles) north of the capital, when their houses collapsed.

On Tuesday …

05 Feb 2003 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2003/0031
OCHA Situation Report No. 4
Bangladesh - Cold Wave

31 Jan 2003 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 31 Jan 2003

31 Jan 2003 description

Geneva, 31 January 2003 - As the death toll from a month-long cold spell continues to rise across South Asia, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International members are distributing blankets, wrappers and warm children's clothing to the most vulnerable in the region.

24 Jan 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0019
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Bangladesh - Cold Wave
24 January 2003

The following information was provided by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Bangladesh Meteorological Department,Oxfam GB Bangladesh, World Vision Bangladesh, the OCHA field officer in Delhi, as well as the media.

23 Jan 2003 description

LUCKNOW, India, Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Asia's bitter cold wave killed at least 60 more people overnight, raising the toll from near-freezing temperatures sweeping the region since Christmas to around 1,560.

Thousands of homeless people crowded around bonfires to keep themselves warm in India's vast northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where night temperatures have plunged as low as 1.2 degrees Celsius (34.16 degrees Fahrenheit).

"We have to spend the entire night under the open sky.

22 Jan 2003 description

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - The death toll from South Asia's coldest winter in decades climbed to 1,500 overnight, with no respite from near-freezing temperatures forecast for the next few days in the worst-hit areas.

The cold weather gripping northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal since Christmas killed 47 people in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, pushing the toll there above 750, officials said.

22 Jan 2003 description

by Bijoy Patro and Pooja Saxena in Delhi and Indira Kulenovic in Dhaka

21 Jan 2003 description

Earlier today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Bangladesh signed an agreement to launch a USD 14.444 million initiative, aimed at substantially reducing the impact of natural and man-made disasters on the people of Bangladesh over the next five years.

21 Jan 2003 description
report Food for the Hungry

A grant from FHI will enable the New India Evangelistic Association (NIEA) to distribute blankets and clothes to patients visiting eight mobile medical camps, scheduled over the next few weeks in Bihar. Staff working in the region report that close to 100 people have already died in the area due to the cold.

21 Jan 2003 description
report World Vision

As the month long cold wave that is sweeping across Northern India claims more victims each day, World Vision India is responding by providing blankets, food through soup kitchens and firewood for more than 100,000 people in the villages of Uttar Pradesh, a northern state in India.

21 Jan 2003 description

NEW DELHI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - South Asia's worst winter in decades claimed 43 more lives overnight, taking the death toll to 1,443 as the region's homeless fight to survive near-freezing temperatures.

The cold spell in northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh since Christmas has also disrupted road, rail and air traffic across the region and closed schools, and weather officials see no let up for at least a few more days.

Officials in India's most populous and worst-hit state, Uttar Pradesh, said on Tuesday 37 people died overnight.

"God has been rather unkind to …

17 Jan 2003 description
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17 January 2003
Data Source:  Bangladesh - OCHA Situation Report No. 2