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27 Apr 2001 description
report American Red Cross

Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

15 Jan 2001 description

Deforestation escalated quake damage in El Salvador.

By Catherine Elton, Special to The Christian Science Monitor


Katia Calderon went out with her sisters Saturday morning to buy notebooks and pens for the first day of school, which was supposed to begin Tuesday. That simple act of preparation saved the girls' lives.

But their home on the outskirts of San Salvador was one of 300 houses buried in a landslide caused by a 7.6 magnitude quake centered in El Salvador and felt throughout Central America.

"My parents were in there.

21 Dec 2000 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org
CARACAS, Venezuela - It's not so much the dark clouds - or even the pelting rain on her flimsy metal roof. That alone would be enough to bring back frightening memories for most victims of last year's mudslides in Venezuela. For 40-year-old Carmen Alvarez, it's the smell of mud that slowly saturates the air, filling her nostrils with the musty scent of soggy earth and eventually becoming so overbearing that she can no longer maintain a brave front for her children.

18 Dec 2000 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

27 Nov 2000 description
report UN General Assembly

Continuing its debate on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, the General Assembly this afternoon adopted, without a vote, a resolution on international cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region (Kazakhstan). By the terms of that text, it stressed the need for extra efforts in solving problems with regard to the region and its population.

22 Nov 2000 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports
Nearly a year after floods and mudslides devastated the Venezuelan coastal state of Vargas and parts of the capital, Caracas, disaster victims have braced for a possible repeat. Torrential rains and mudslides that left at least three people dead and more than 2,000 homeless have unleashed fears of another mournful Christmas season.

15 Nov 2000 description
report World Vision

The night of Sunday, November 12, 2000 the state of Vargas was hit again by heavy rains. These rains forced over 400 families from their homes, exacerbating the crisis caused by the December 1999 flooding. These families are being relocated in centers of refuge in the state of Vargas, as relocating them out of the state is not possible due to the pressure still exerted on the states by the December 1999 massive relocation plan.

27 Sep 2000 description

Baltimore, September 27, 2000 -- Lutheran World Relief is helping vulnerable groups in North Korea, flood survivors in northern India and people working on long-term rehabilitation after last December's floods and mudslides in Venezuela. Recent grants for these three emergencies total $143,000.

04 Aug 2000 description

Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

03 Aug 2000 description

The European Commission has approved a further € 1.55 million in extra funding for humanitarian aid to assist victims of the December 1999 floods and landslides in Venezuela. The aid, channelled via the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), will fund five projects over the next nine months. This brings the humanitarian aid made available to Venezuela since the flooding to € 7.15 million. This new funding will provide support for an estimated 7500 families in need of assistance.

02 Aug 2000 description
report UN Children's Fund

To contribute, trough a coordinated strategy with government agencies and civil society, to the return to school, the psycho social rehabilitation, the guarantee of the right to their identity, and the right to health, of all children and adolescents affected by the emergency within the framework of integral protection.


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