Venezuela: Floods - Nov 2000
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- American Red Cross: Venezuela prepares for disasters to come. 27 Apr 2001
- CARE: Cities, disasters and livelihoods. 2 Jan 2001
- D.Relief.org: Mudslides Put Venezuela On Guard a Year After Deadly Disaster. 22 Nov 2000
- MCC: Chart: Where MCC material aid goes. 13 Nov 2002
- AFSC: American Friends Service Committee Annual Report 2000. 23 Apr 2001
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GENEVA - A failure to understand the economic and social realities facing disaster victims leads to poorly designed aid efforts which don't help protect people from the impact of future disasters, says this year's World Disasters Report released today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Graphs and charts never tell the human story in all of its richness. For convenience, AFSC divides its work into fixed thematic and geographic categories, but we remain mindful of an overarching goal. William Penn encouraged his readers "to try what Love will do." Our aim is to be love at work in the world.
By David Sanderson, Technical and Policy Adviser, CARE International UK
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.
By Leslie Petersen - Operations Director
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.
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Torrential rains have lashed the Venezuelan coastal state of Vargas, leaving three people dead and forcing the evacuation of thousands. Nearly 3,000 people were left homeless and heavy losses in agriculture and damage to communication routes have been reported.
By Ana Isabel Martinez
VUELTA DEL CEDRO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Nelson Sanchez left his shack carrying his sick brother in his arms, braving torrential flooding to search for a doctor.
Minutes later he was dead.
Neighbors in this dirt-poor Venezuelan shanty town on the outskirts of Caracas say 22-year-old Nelson was swept away last Sunday by a surge in the flood waters that had turned Vuelta de Cedro's stream into a raging torrent.
''This is the second time this has happened to me,'' wept his mother Vilma Montilla, 40.
Devastating mudslides last December …
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0214
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Venezuela - Floods
Geneva, 16 November 2000
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0212
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Venezuela - Floods
Caracas (dpa) - After five days of severe storms, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has declared a state of emergency in several states and the capital and Thursday cancelled an overseas trip.
Heavy rains and flooding since Sunday had left at least two people dead and 7,500 homeless.
Dozens of houses, cars and trees have been destroyed and swept away in several communities by floodwaves and mudslides, media reports said.
The road link between Caracas and the international airport in Vargas state was virtually impassable.