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20 Nov 2002 description


This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

Launched on: 11 August 2000 for three months for CHF 6 million to assist 200,000 beneficiaries. There were two budget revisions with the final total being CHF 3,480,157. The appeal was extended until April 2001

IN BRIEF

15 Nov 2001 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Background

05 Sep 2001 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

21 Jun 2001 description


Gland, Switzerland - New research commissioned by WWF, the conservation organization, has warned that dams built with the promise of reducing flooding can often exacerbate the problem with catastrophic consequences, as some recent floods have shown.

26 Jan 2001 description


Programme extension to 30 April 2001
Period covered: 11 November 2000 - 17 January 2001

10 Jan 2001 description
report InterAction

Press Contact:Shanta Bryant, 202-667-8227 x115
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Tony Stitt, Senior Program Associate, x106

31 Dec 2000 description

Extrait de la Newsletter de la DDC =B7 décembre 2000

La DDC alloue près d'un million de francs d'aide d'urgence aux victimes des graves inondations qui affectent l'Asie.

SBS. Des inondations comme celles qui ont frappé l'Ouest du Bangladesh en septembre et octobre ne s'étaient pas vues depuis 62 ans.

22 Dec 2000 description


Baltimore, Dec. 22, 2000 -- Here are some of the numbers that stand out from a review of Lutheran World Relief activities during the past year. The list below includes examples of emergency aid, agricultural development, skills training and health care:

08 Dec 2000 description

North-east India, and it is now two months since the floods that devastated the area in August/September started to recede. The trail of destruction left behind clearly visible is a painful reminder of what many called the worst floods of the century. A population of over 30 million was directly affected and more than 1,500 lives were lost.

30 Nov 2000 description


Budget revision no. 2
Period covered: 10 October - 10 November

Timely donor support has enabled the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), with Federation support, to respond swiftly and effectively to those affected by the floods. A recent assessment which indicated little need to distribute large quantities of food since normal food-provision services have already been re-established throughout all the flood-affected areas; therefore a revised budget has been prepared and is attached to this situation report.

The context

29 Nov 2000 description

WRAPUP - By James Poole

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Flooding and rains that have killed over 100 people in Southeast Asia have started to recede, but forecasters warned on Wednesday that more heavy rain was on the way and the unusually wet weather could last until February.

Experts say heavy rainfall in the region is consistent with the climate change expected from global warming, but they concede that, scientifically, there is still no direct link.

"The floods out here are exactly in line with what one would expect," said Peter Walker, head of delegation for Southeast …

27 Nov 2000 description

The European Commission has approved emergency humanitarian aid worth euro 4.65 million to help victims of extreme weather conditions in India. In the Western states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, the impact of the third consecutive year of severe drought is still being felt despite some recent rain. Meanwhile, in the East, heavy rains and flash floods have devastated - in successive waves - eleven north-eastern and eastern states, with Assam, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh among the worst hit.

24 Nov 2000 description

New Delhi (dpa) - Nearly 2,800 people were killed and 2.7 million houses destroyed in floods that ravaged many areas in India this year, a government statement said Friday.

Agriculture Minister Nitish Kumar told deputies in the upper house of parliament in Delhi that the flood waters also damaged nearly 3.5 million hectares of land.

Ecologists say India has been facing floods every year with an increasing number of casualities mainly due to destruction of forest land that regulates the gushing water flow.

14 Nov 2000 description


Note: Underlined text denotes information that is new since the fact sheet was last released.

Overview

Early, prolonged, and heavy monsoons since July have caused extensive flooding in much of South and Southeast Asia. In particular, the floodwaters have impacted areas of western Bangladesh and northern and northeastern India, and the Mekong River Basin area in Southeast Asia. Flooding in Bangladesh and India was exacerbated by poor drainage and the release of water from dams and reservoirs in India.

06 Nov 2000 description

Although the overall monsoon rains were reported to be normal this year, the lack of monsoon rainfall in western and central parts will further affect food production, especially in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, central Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The situation is more critical as the drought has occurred in the same parts of the country for the second year in succession. This has also affected water tables and water availability, which will also affect Rabi (winter) season planting.

02 Nov 2000 description

By James Poole

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Drought and falling water tables through Afghanistan, parts of Pakistan and northwestern India are threatening crops, livestock and rural populations, analysts said on Thursday.

In some areas of Iran and Afghanistan, the drought is the worst in 30 years, destroying millions of tons of grain and hundreds of thousands of livestock.

In the former Soviet Central Asian republics and the Caucasus, severe drought has raised the specter of hunger for many impoverished people and several countries have appealed for food aid.

''There's a …