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11 Jul 2014 description

Geneva, 11 July 2014 (WMO) - Weather, climate and water-related disasters are on the rise worldwide, causing loss of life and setting back economic and social development by years, if not decades. From 1970 to 2012, 8 835 disasters, 1.94 million deaths, and US$ 2.4 trillion of economic losses were reported globally as a result of hazards such as droughts, extreme temperatures, floods, tropical cyclones and related health epidemics, according to a new report.

11 Jul 1998 description

January - December 1999

OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (OCHA)

FOREWORD As 1999 approaches, nearly four years after the departure of the last UNOSOM II peacekeeping troops from Mogadishu, Somalia presents two very different faces.

12 Jun 1998 description

Having successfully completed its activities for the victims of the worst flooding to hit Somalia for decades, the ICRC was subject to a serious security incident. Since then, it has been obliged to modify its activities. Indeed, given the severe nature of the incident which took place on 15 April, the ICRC was forced to take the regrettable step of withdrawing all expatriate staff from the country.

30 Apr 1998 description


Refugee Nutrition Information System (RNIS)
Kenya

In the most recent RNIS report (No 23), flooding in the Dadaab area camps leading to destruction of infrastructure and livestock was described. Flooding had made many access roads to the camps impassable, and relief food had to be airdropped to the refugees.

17 Apr 1998 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

17 Apr 1998 description

THE UNCT SOMALIA MONITOR
5 - 14 April 1998

14 Apr 1998 description

SACB - Situation on the ground
Fortnight up to: 7 April, 1998

Number of people reported killed from end of October, 1997: 2,452
Number of people remaining at risk: approximately 1 Million
Livestock reported killed so far: more than 35,000

07 Apr 1998 description

Following a difficult four months where floods threatened to further destabilize the lives and livelihoods of an already vulnerable population, weather patterns in southern Somalia are slowly returning to normal. The floods have undeniably left considerable problems in their wake; material damage to the country's infrastructure and its impact on the economy is still difficult to quantify and much of the population, particularly in the south, is exposed to contaminated water and disease.

29 Mar 1998 description

The UNCT Somalia Monitor

25 Mar 1998 description

SOMALIA INTER-AGENCY FLOOD RESPONSE.
Bi-Weekly Report / 12.3. - 25.3.1998.

Number of people reported killed since the beginning of the flood emergency end of October 97: confirmed deaths: 2,409.
Number of people remaining vulnerable: approximately 1 Million.
Number of livestock lost: more than 35,000.

16 Mar 1998 description

This update covers the Month of February 1998

14 Mar 1998 description

The UNCT SOMALIA MONITOR.
8 - 14 March 1998.

11 Mar 1998 description

SOMALIA INTER-AGENCY FLOOD RESPONSE
Bi-Weekly Report / 26.2. - 11.3.1998

Number of people reported killed sincethe beginning of the flood emergency end of October 97: confirmed deaths: 2,380
Number of people remaining vulnerable: approximately 1 Million
Number of livestock lost: more than 35,000

03 Mar 1998 description

The Food Aid Organization of the United Nations System

NAIROBI -- Final results from a United Nations World Food Programme harvest assessment conducted in southern Somalia this month indicate that major crops from the January harvest have been drastically reduced by heavy rains and floods.

Maize production has fallen to an alarming 11 per cent of last year's Deyr harvest, while the overall sorghum crop dropped by half.

18 Feb 1998 description

SACB - Situation on the ground

16 Feb 1998 description

Torture witness arrested on suspicion of murder: A member of a group of Somalis invited to Italy to testify before a commission looking into allegations that Italian soldiers tortured civilians during the UNOSOM operation was arrested on arrival in Rome. Hashi Omar Hassan is suspected of involvement in the March 1994 killing in Moqdishu of an Italian TV news crew. The Italian authorities claim that Hassan was part of a seven man squad involved in the murder.