Honduras: Floods - Sep 1999
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- Save the Children: SCF: Central America floods. 12 Oct 1999
- OCHA: Honduras - Floods OCHA Situation Report No.7. 5 Nov 1999
- IOM: Honduras: Support provided by IOM in the Emergency. 15 Oct 1999
- Govt. Ireland: O'Donnel announces £150,000 grant for Central America. 10 Oct 1999
- US DOS: U.S. providing weather satellite technology to Central America. 25 Jul 2001
The United States is providing Central American countries with satellite technology that will improve weather forecasts and enhance warning efforts that may save lives and property at risk from severe weather, the U.S. Department of Commerce has announced.
The technology is part of a $1,000 million package of U.S. reconstruction and development assistance following the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
On July 26, U.S.
MANAGUA. The Operations Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in its Rome headquarters, Jean-Jacques Graisse, today approved a food assistance package, called Emergency Operation 6286, for natural disaster mitigation in Nicaragua and Honduras.
FAO's June Food Outlook report signals a one percent increase in cereal output in 2000, compared to the previous year. However, according to current forecasts, total cereal production will not be enough to cover utilization requirements in 2000/2001 and global cereal reserves will have to be drawn down. If current forecasts materialize, global stocks could fall slightly below minimum safe levels.
Rome, June 2000
Extracts from FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 3, 2000
Latest indications continue to point to a larger cereal output in 2000. However, based on the current forecasts, total cereal production would not be sufficient to meet expected utilization requirements in 2000/01 and global cereal reserves would be drawn down again next season.
Rome, February 2000
Total Appeal Target : US$ 3,006,399
(Balance Requested from ACT Network US$ 2,070,812)
Geneva, 7 February, 2000
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Almost 3,000 Hondurans have been evacuated and thousands more isolated by flooding as heavy rains continued along the country's Caribbean coast, emergency officials said on Friday.
The port city of La Ceiba, 115 miles (185 km) north of Tegucigalpa, and dozens of smaller communities, were cut off after bridges were downed by overflowing rivers, presidential adviser Juan Bendeck told Reuters.
Honduras declared a maximum alert for its east coast region, where a low-pressure system has brought heavy rains for more than 48 hours.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0205
Honduras - Floods
OCHA - Situation Report No.7
5 November 1999
Torrential rains and flooding in September and the first half of October have affected the country, particularly in the Sula Valley, in the north, near the industrial city of San Pedro de Sula. High waters and mudslides have also affected the capital, Tegucigalpa, and its surrounding areas. Mass evacuation of people has been effected and a number of casualties reported. A state of emergency has been declared by the Government, and relief and food assistance from the international community has been distributed to the victims.
ROME - In late October of 1998, Central America was struck by its worst storm in 200 years. The horrifying floods and mudslides unleashed by Hurricane Mitch killed at least 8,500 people, destroyed entire towns and generally set the region back 20 years in the space of three days.
This report covers the Emergency (No. 33/98) and Transitional (02/99) Appeals related to the Hurricane Mitch operation. It is a consolidated narrative and interim financial report for the period between 30 October 1998 to 30 June 1999. Both operations will continue through to the end of 1999 and ongoing activities in Central America will be replaced by the Appeal 2000-2001.
I - The Context & Latest Events
II - Major Constraints
III - RC/RC Actions Overview
La nueva crisis humanitaria obliga a la ONG a reformular algunos proyectos iniciados tras el paso del huracán Mitch.
Transitional Relief and First Phase Rehabilitation Special Report: Update and Focus on Regional Flooding
The relief phase of the Hurricane Mitch operation is now over, however, current flooding in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica is giving rise to serious humanitarian concerns which must be addressed as part of
the post emergency response and ongoing support as envisioned and detailed through this Transitional Appeal. The International Federation is asking donors for support to increase the current appeal coverage and thus enable these urgent
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0177
OCHA Situation Report No. 6
More than 100,000 people have been displaced and 70 have died as a result of heavy rains in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. Mexico is now bearing the brunt of the rains as the tropical storm moves north; flooding and mudslides have already killed 218 people there.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ms.
ROME - Nearly a year after Hurricane Mitch savaged the countries of Central America, creating the worst humanitarian crisis in the region in over 100 years, unusually heavy rainfalls are now threatening to lead to a food crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme warned today.
ROME, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The U.N.'s food aid agency warned on Friday that Central America was facing a $40 million loss of crops and a major food crisis after recent heavy rain which killed more than 70 people and displaced some 100,000.
"Nearly a year after Hurricane Mitch savaged the countries of Central America, creating the worst humanitarian crisis in the region in over 100 years, unusually heavy rainfalls are now threatening to lead to a food crisis," the Rome-based World Food Programme said in a statement.
"After 25 days of steady rains, which have killed …