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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.

22 Sep 2000 description

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.

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.

02 Nov 1999 description

Storm rains and flooding during September and the first half of October have affected the country, particularly the department of Rivas, in the south, around the capital, Managua, some coastal areas on the Pacific, and the northern departments of Estel', Madriz and Nueva Segovia. Several of these areas had been severely affected last year by hurricane "Mitch". States of emergency and alert have been declared by the Government in various locations.

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

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

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
report Save the Children

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.

10 Oct 1999 description

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ms.

08 Oct 1999 description

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.

08 Oct 1999 description
report DisasterRelief

Cynthia Long, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org

08 Oct 1999 description

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 …

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.