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22 Nov 1999 description

Activities Suspended in Regroupment Camps in Burundi: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended its intervention in the regroupment camps in the rural province of Bujumbura, Burundi. Following the increased insecurity in and around Bujumbura, the population of the province has been regrouped into some 50 camps around the capital. Approximately 300,000 people - nearly two thirds of the population of the province - are living in these camps.

09 Nov 1999 description

appeal no. 18/99; budget revision
period covered: 19 August 10 November 1999

14 Sep 1999 description

Brussels, 14 September 1999 - The European Commission has approved a total of euro 3.1 million worth of humanitarian aid, euro 1.1 million for China and euro 2 million for South East Asia. The aid will be administered by ECHO, the European Community Humanitarian Office, and will be used to finance projects by various non-governmental organisations and international relief bodies over the next six months.

06 Sep 1999 description

Continuous heavy rain in late July/early August together with high water levels in the Mekong River, caused heavy flooding in south western part of the country. The provinces of Kampot and Sihanouk were particularly affected, where damage to infrastructure is reported. Overall the level of rainfall in July was higher than last year and the average for the past 30 years. This year there was a significant increase in the area of double crop rice, whilst that of maize was above average.

19 Aug 1999 description

Initial emergency relief supplies have been distributed in the flooded areas. However, stocks are now depleted and further emergency household kits are needed. Assessments of the rural water supply and the training of Red Cross volunteers for clean up campaigns are scheduled. Further flooding is anticipated.
appeal no. 18/99
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16 Aug 1999 description

Serious flooding caused by the heaviest monsoon rains in south-east Asia in three decades is threatening the livelihood of more than 520,000 people living in Cambodia's coastal districts.

12 Aug 1999 description

Serious flooding caused by the heaviest monsoon rains in South East Asia in three decades threaten the livelihood of over 520,000 people living in Cambodia's coastal districts, warned the Red Cross and Crescent today. At least 7 people have died, and 2 have been reported missing.

12 Aug 1999 description

Ref. OCHAGVA - 99/0110
Cambodia - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 1

11 Aug 1999 description


Cambodia is one of several Asian countries hit by devastating floods following unusually heavy rains since 31 July. While floodwaters are receding in most places, weather forecasts predict that seasonal rains will continue, raising fears of further flooding. Poorer countries like Cambodia are finding it hard to respond with relief and rehabilitation support for the thousands of affected people.

05 Aug 1999 description

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05 Aug 1999 description

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless, not just in China, but throughout the region. The heaviest monsoon rains in three decades have caused extensive flooding in South East Asia. Typhoon Olga, which struck the Korean peninsula earlier this week, caused serious damage in the region. In South Korea, 62 people are reported to have lost their lives, and more than 15,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. The Republic of Korea National Red Cross has been assisting flood victims in the affected areas since the beginning of August.