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14 Mar 2002 description


The appeal sought CHF 1,632,000 (USD 969,0001EUR 1.1 million) for 100,000 beneficiaries over three months

06 Jul 1999 description

Press Release SG/SM/7060 - 19990706

31 May 1999 description


appeal no. 27/98
situation report no. 5 (Interim final report)
period covered: 9 September 1998 - April 1999

24 Mar 1999 description


appeal no. 27/98
situation report no. 4 - Operation extended to 9 February 1999
period covered: 1 December 1998 - 10 February 1999
A good appeal response and competitive prices for relief items has enabled the Indian Red Cross Society branches to increase the number of beneficiaries from 20,000 to 26,000. However transport problems and difficulties with rice purchases slowed down distributions which are still in progress. The operation has therefore been extended from December 9th to February 9th, 1999.

The context

23 Dec 1998 description

appeal no. 27/98
situation report no. 3
period covered: 1 to 30 November 1998

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.

15 Oct 1998 description


appeal no. 27/98
situation report no. 1
period covered: 22 September - 1 October 1998
As flood waters have begun to recede in some of the 12 states in India affected by the floods, the extent of damages to homes, crops and infrastructure is now becoming more evident. Relief assistance being provided by the Indian Red Cross Society and the International Federation will be adjusted to reflect the oncoming winter weather.

The context

22 Sep 1998 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 98/0290
India - Floods and Landslides
OCHA Situation Report No. 3

17 Sep 1998 description

AHMEDABAD, India, Sept 17 (Reuters) - About 50,000 people were evacuated after the rain-fed Tapi river in India's western city of Surat rose to dangerous levels, authorities said on Thursday.

On Wednesday night, 25,000 people had been evacuated from their homes but the number doubled as water levels continued rising, they said.

"The Ukai dam is still above the danger mark," Narotam Patel, water resources minister of Gujarat state told reporters.

Water released from the dam as a precautionary measure had caused extensive flooding in the city.

But rains had stopped …

16 Sep 1998 description
report CARE

India's Floods Bring Risk of Illness or Death to Millions

16 Sep 1998 description


The persistent and unprecedented rains are continuing to widen the extent of flooding of vast areas of northern India. Since ACT issued Appeal ASIN83 on 1 September 1998, it has become clear that the situation is rapidly deteriorating. ACT Member, Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) has submitted a request for additional funding in order to provide assistance to a greater number of beneficiaries than specified in the original appeal.

15 Sep 1998 description

SITUATION: Rain and flooding from this year's monsoon season in India has been unusually heavy -- exceeding all normal limits. Floodwaters have not begun to recede which means that most affected areas have been under water for almost a month now.

08 Sep 1998 description

Acute crisis for drinking water, medicines, food, fuel and temporary shelter

08 Sep 1998 description

CALCUTTA, India, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Millions of people in north and eastern India on Tuesday battled muddy flood waters which have inundated their towns and villages after torrential monsoon rains.

The Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency quoted Defence Minister George Fernandes as describing the flood situation as "a human tragedy beyond imagination."

"It looks like a deluge," PTI quoted Fernandes as saying after he made an aerial survey of the flood affected regions.

The floods have so far claimed at least 1,586 lives in the three states of West Bengal, …