Venezuela: Floods - Dec 1999
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- IADB: Desastre Natural en Venezuela 12 de enero del 2000. 12 Jan 2000
- MAP Int'l: Venezuela: One of the worst natural disasters this century in South America. 21 Dec 1999
- American Red Cross: Venezuela prepares for disasters to come. 27 Apr 2001
- Govt. Israel: Israel to send aid to Venezuela. 21 Dec 1999
- Cruz Roja Española: Inundaciones en Venezuela. 22 Dec 1999
by Paola Chorna in Lara and Caracas
This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Period covered: 1 - 31 December 2000
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.
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer,
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.
Period covered: 1 September - 30 November 2000
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports
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.
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.
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.
Period covered: May - August 2000
Rome, September 2000
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 $143,000.
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
The European Commission has approved a further € 1.55 million in extra funding for humanitarian aid to assist victims of the December 1999 floods and landslides in Venezuela. The aid, channelled via the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), will fund five projects over the next nine months. This brings the humanitarian aid made available to Venezuela since the flooding to € 7.15 million. This new funding will provide support for an estimated 7500 families in need of assistance.
1. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE OF THE EMERGENCY PROJECT
To contribute, trough a coordinated strategy with government agencies and civil society, to the return to school, the psycho social rehabilitation, the guarantee of the right to their identity, and the right to health, of all children and adolescents affected by the emergency within the framework of integral protection.
Torre KLM, piso 3. Av. Romulo Gallegos. Caracas.
TLF: 05822848455 05822848266 05822840377
Caracas@ unicef. Org
Appeal Target : US$ 1,355,880
Geneva, 26 July 2000
Mr. Vice-President, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen.