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24 Jun 1999 description

The strong donor support for the Yakutia flood relief operation has provided the needed funds to cover the basic requirements of the flood stricken population. The last (second) phase of the programme is now in progress with 22 containers of assistance arriving in Ust-Kut, and the final
distribution by barge to 12 uluses (regions) underway.
appeal no. 18/98

19 May 1999 description

appeal no. 18/98 (programme extended until 31 July, 1999)
situation report no. 7
period covered: 25 March - 11 May 1999

17 Feb 1999 description

New funding from the German and Canadian Red Cross Societies, worth almost one million Swiss francs, has been released to help a further 10,000 people get through the toughest of Russian winters.

17 Dec 1998 description

According to WMO(*) Annual Statement on the Global Climate

28 Jul 1998 description

appeal no. 18/98
situation report no. 2
period covered: 7 July - 22 July 28 July 1998
The severe flooding which hit Yakutia from May has left thousands in need of basic relief items to ensure their survival. With the short agricultural season, and accessibility restricted to summer months, it is imperative that relief supplies be brought to the area now. The poor response to this appeal has already meant that the beneficiary list has had to be cut in half, with only the most urgent cases set to benefit.

The context

03 Jul 1998 description

The European Commission has approved humanitarian aid projects worth a total of ECU 1.565 million in the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The aid, managed by the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) will enable European non-governmental organisations to carry out programmes over the next six to 12 months.

26 Jun 1998 description

In response to the severe flooding on the River Lena that hit the Russian Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, (Eastern Siberia) in mid-May leaving 15 people dead, the International Federation this week launched an appeal seeking 1,620,000 Swiss francs. This amount will be used to provide assistance for 20,000 people living in the affected areas, including hygiene parcels, bed sheets, water filters, shelter materials and power generators.