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02 Apr 2002 description
report DanChurchAid

Each year about 210 mill. people are affected by Nature's ruthless raging. Most of them are poor and live in developing countries. Millions of lives and money can be saved if the natural disasters are anticipated.

07 Jul 1999 description

By Ruth Nabakwe, PANA Correspondent
GENEVA, Switzerland (PANA, 07/07/99) - Application of improved housing construction technologies could serve to minimise vulnerability of buildings, infrastructure and services in human settlements, the chief of Habitat, Lars Ludvigsen, said Wednesday.

06 Jul 1999 description

Press Release SG/SM/7060 - 19990706

27 Apr 1999 description
report Oxfam

The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam GB's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. Note: in the context of this report, 'Oxfam' refers to Oxfam GB, unless specified otherwise.

20 Apr 1999 description

appeal no. 28/98
situation report no. 2 - Operation extended to 21 May 1999
period covered: 15 February - 7 April, 1999

24 Mar 1999 description


appeal no. 28/98
situation report no. 1 - Operation extended to 21st April 1999
period covered: 1 January - 15 February 1999
Nepal Red Cross Society Branches have completed distributions of household items and clothing to 10,000 families affected by last year's floods and landslides and the National Society is in the process of replacing relief stocks used up in the emergency phase of the operation.

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17 Dec 1998 description

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

20 Oct 1998 description

New York, 20 October 1998 - Extreme poverty and the failure of government authorities to adequately prepare for natural disasters have cost nations dearly in loss of life and livelihoods in the past month.

18 Sep 1998 description

THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 525,000 IN CASH AND KIND TO ASSIST 10,000 FAMILIES FOR 6 MONTHS

08 Sep 1998 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 98/0283
NEPAL - FLOODS
OCHA Situation Report No. 2

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.

01 Sep 1998 description

KATHMANDU, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Relief workers on Tuesday recovered four more bodies from beneath a muddy landslide in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, pushing the death toll from the disaster to 50, officials said.

"We pulled out from the mud four bodies of women and children," Krishna Prasad Adhikary, a rescue official, told Reuters by phone from Syangja, 250 km (160 miles) west of Kathmandu.

Local media reports said about 70 people were missing and feared dead after heavy monsoon rains triggered the natural disaster, which struck villages in remote areas at the …

27 Aug 1998 description

FAO GLOBAL INFORMATION AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEM ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

12 Aug 1998 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 98/0269
NEPAL - FLOODS
OCHA Situation Report No. 1