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17 Feb 2004 description


Dominique W.M. Mpange et Alex Essome/MONUC
Les plaies causées par la guerre dans la Province de l’Equateur commencent à se cicatriser. La réunification du nord avec le sud ne pose plus problème comme c’était le cas il y a quelques mois.

17 Dec 1998 description

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

01 Sep 1998 description

Over 3 000 deaths in Asia have been attributed to La Niña-provoked flooding since persistent rains began throughout the region in late June.

27 Aug 1998 description

FAO GLOBAL INFORMATION AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEM ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

24 Aug 1998 description

South Korea's unification ministry said on Monday North Korea might be exaggerating recent flood damage to secure international food aid and in case this year's harvest was a failure.

The unification ministry's analysis came a day after North Korea's official media portrayed a nation swept for most of the past two months by hail, floods, landslides, tidal waves and high winds that have worsened the plight of a 22 million population already fighting to head off starvation from two earlier years of weather disasters.

Motorways and railways have been washed away, rice, …

14 Aug 1998 description

South Korea's "guerrilla rains" returned on Friday, bringing rainfall of up to 180 mm (7.2 inches) in some areas and wreaking more havoc, officials said.

"The rains are expected to fall from late on Friday, continue on over the weekend and ease off from Monday," said a Korea Meteorological Administration official.

"We believe the rains will not be as damaging as the past weeks, but we should brace ourselves all the same."

South Korean media have dubbed the unpredictable storm fronts during what should be the height of the hot and dry …

14 Aug 1998 description

South Korea's "guerrilla rains" returned on Friday, dumping up to 180 mm (7.2 inches) and wreaking more havoc across flood-ravaged areas, officials said.

Weather forecasters said a break in the weather was unlikely before Monday and issued a heavy rain alert for the capital, Seoul, late on Friday.

"Rain clouds are moving toward the northeast tip of the country again," an official at the Korea Meteorological Administration said on Friday night.

"The rains are likely to ease off from next Monday."

"We believe the rains will not be as …

13 Aug 1998 description

More than 4,300 South Korean Red Cross staff and volunteers are helping the victims of the floods that hit Seoul and the northern province of Kyung-gi on 5 August. The disaster, caused by an 11 hour torrential rainstorm, left at least 210 people dead or missing, damaged tens of thousands of homes and rendered 30,000 persons homeless.

13 Aug 1998 description

More than 4,300 South Korean Red Cross staff and volunteers are helping the victims of the floods that hit Seoul and the northern province of Kyung-gi on 5 August. The disaster, caused by an 11 hour torrential rainstorm, left at least 210 people dead or missing, damaged tens of thousands of homes and rendered 30,000 persons homeless.

12 Aug 1998 description

Heavy rain has once again pelted central and southeastern South Korea today, leaving at least one more dead in a landslide and sending thousands fleeing to higher ground.

The latest death brought the toll from this month's rain to 275, with 55 people still missing.

At least 14-thousand residents of the hardest hit area -- Boun County, in North Chungchong Province -- evacuated their homes to avoid flash floods and landslides.

Meanwhile, salvage operations and searches for the missing in the area around Seoul continues.

About half a million people, including 100-thousand …

11 Aug 1998 description

More rain was on the way for South Korea, as the death toll after some of the country's heaviest rains on record mounted to 246 with 80 others missing and feared dead, officials said on Tuesday.

A heavy rain alert has been issued for the southern regions of the peninsula, said a spokesman for the Korea Meteorological Administration.

"Rain clouds have moved south for now, but sporadic rains will continue throughout the week," he said.

In the first 10 days of August, Seoul and northern regions received 70 to 80 percent of the rainfall they usually get in a year, he …

11 Aug 1998 description

The South Korean government has put to work half a million people including 100-thousand soldiers to clear up debris and pick through wreckage for possible survivors of a deluge which has killed at least 274 people.

Damage to homes, roads, railways, crops and factories has been put at one and a half billion dollars, dealing a fresh blow to an ailing economy.

11 Aug 1998 description

Heavy rains threathening South Korea eased late on Tuesday after devastating floods killed 247 people with 80 others missing and feared dead, officials said on Tuesday.

The Korea Meteorological Administration cancelled a heavy rain alert issued for the southern regions of the peninsula.

"We lifted all heavy warnings or alerts nationwide as rain clouds have moved out from Korea," a spokesman at the weather bureau said.

10 Aug 1998 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 98/0267
Republic of Korea - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 2

10 Aug 1998 description

By Nick Yon

SEOUL, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Heavy rains returned to South Korea on Monday, hampering search and recovery work after some of the worst flooding on record had left 234 people dead and 91 missing nationwide.

"Heavy rains in northern areas outlying Seoul are hampering relief and search operations," a disaster agency official said.

The disaster had also left more than 116,000 people homeless.

10 Aug 1998 description

As South Korea battles its worst flooding in 78 years, the country's central bank has warned South Korea's economy will shrink a further 6 per cent this year - far more than predicted by the government.

Ten days of rain has ravaged crops, factories and homes, sending food prices soaring.

More than 100-thousand South Korean soldiers and rescuers have launched a massive search for victims.

Flash floods and landslides have also battered U-S military bases in South Korea, killing three american soldiers.