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25 Jul 2001 description

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.

14 Jun 2000 description

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.

14 Jun 2000 description

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.

07 Feb 2000 description

Total Appeal Target : US$ 3,006,399
(Balance Requested from ACT Network US$ 2,070,812)
Geneva, 7 February, 2000

Dear Colleagues:

02 Nov 1999 description

Storm rains and flooding in September and first half of October have affected the country, particularly in the low lying areas of the Lempa River region, in the east, the Ahuachapán department, in the west, and the capital of San Salvador and suburbs. A state of emergency has been declared by the Government. A number of casualties is reported. Mass evacuation of people has been effected and emergency food distributed with the assistance of the international community.

29 Oct 1999 description

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.

21 Oct 1999 description
report Oxfam

La nueva crisis humanitaria obliga a la ONG a reformular algunos proyectos iniciados tras el paso del huracán Mitch.

20 Oct 1999 description

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

12 Oct 1999 description

Earthquake and Floods Hit Southern Mexico: An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale and widespread flooding brought on by torrential rains have seriously affected 10 states in southern Mexico. At least 400 people have been killed and more than 200,000 left homeless by the flooding. A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team working in Oaxaca state is taking part in the relief operation.

08 Oct 1999 description
report DisasterRelief

Cynthia Long, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org

08 Oct 1999 description

This report includes: A) Indonesia - East Timor B) Central America - Floods C) Burundi D) Sierra Leone E) Angola.

05 Oct 1999 description

The Disaster
Heavy rains accompanying tropical storms have battered most parts of Central America, specifically Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, for more than two weeks. They are causing fatalities (over 60 deaths have been confirmed), injuries, widespread evacuations of over 22,000 persons and serious damage, particularly to the already weakened infrastructure of those countries severely damaged by Hurricane Mitch last year.

04 Oct 1999 description

By Benjamin Blanco

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua declared a state of emergency Sunday after two weeks of torrential rain in Central America plunged areas barely recovered from the devastation last year of Hurricane Mitch into further misery.

Nicaragua's National Emergency Committee announced a red alert, which mobilizes rescue workers, opens refuges and allows the authorities to distribute food packages, after the death count from flash floods and mudslides rose to 11.

Nearly 4,000 people have been driven from their homes, the committee said, and over 20 poor neighborhoods …

30 Sep 1999 description

By Alberto Barrera

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - The death toll from two weeks of heavy rains in Central America continued to climb Wednesday as floods ripped away bridges and buried homes in a region savaged a year ago by Hurricane Mitch.

A school teacher and a government clerk were drowned in a river in the eastern part of El Salvador, bringing the body count in that country to eight, officials said.

Jorge Escobar, governor of La Union province, told Reuters that the two people drowned in the La Cuevona river, near Lislique, about 120 miles east of San Salvador.

Heavy …

29 Sep 1999 description

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - El Salvador Tuesday declared a red alert state of emergency as heavy rains continued to pummel the Central American country and up to 2,500 people were evacuated from flood-threatened homes.

''We have preventively declared a red alert.