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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.

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

06 Oct 1999 description

Ref:GVA/99/0173
Costa Rica - Floods
OCHA - Geneva Situation Report No.2

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.

30 Sep 1999 description

Ref:GVA/99/0167
Costa Rica - Floods
OCHA - Geneva Situation Report No.1