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13 Nov 2002 description

Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002

08 Jan 2002 description

This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
Launched on: 28 May 2001 for 8 months for CHF 480,000
DREF Allocated: CHF 50,000
Beneficiaries: 15,000
Period covered: 10 November - 25 December 2001 (last Ops. Update No. 3 issued 12 November 2001)

"At a glance"

Appeal coverage: 85.6%

Related Appeals: 01.59/2001; Russian Federation 2001 Annual Appeal

18 Dec 2001 description

Global temperature in 2001: second warmest on record

12 Nov 2001 description

This Ops Update is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
Launched on 28 May for CHF 480,000 for 8 months.
DREF Allocated: CHF 50, 000
Beneficiaries: 15,000
Period covered: I September - 30 October; last Ops Update (No. 2) issued 07 September 2001; Next Ops Update (No. 4) expected on 21 December, 2001

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 100.4%

Related Appeals: 01.59/2001 - Russian Federation Annual Appeal 2001

Outstanding needs: None

19 Oct 2001 description

President Putin traveled to the city of Lensk in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) on 18 October to view efforts to restore that city following devastating floods last spring. According to ITAR-TASS, Putin visited in particular the part of Lensk that was restored by the diamond production company ALROSA, whose head is planning to run for the presidency of Sakha (see "RFE/RL Russian Federation Report," 17 October 2001). According to Interfax, during his visit Putin declared the restoration of Lensk complete.

17 Sep 2001 description

In an interview with "Izvestiya" on 15 September, Konstantin Pulikovskii, the presidential envoy to the Far Eastern federal district, said that the construction work completed on restoring the city of Lensk in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic has certain defects, but these can be attributed to the fact that the work had to be completed in three months when ordinarily 28 months would have been required (see also "RFE/RL Newsline," 13 September 2001).

14 Sep 2001 description

Unofficial translation from Russian



The Government of the Czech Republic has taken a decision to provide humanitarian aid to the spring-flood victims in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to the sum of 1 million Czech korunas.

In this connection the Russian side expresses sincere appreciation and gratitude for the assistance being rendered by the Czech Republic.

07 Sep 2001 description

This Ops Update is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
Launched on 28 May 2001 for CHF 480,000 for 8 months.

DREF Allocated: CHF 50,000

Beneficiaries: 15,000

Period covered: 21 June - 31 August (last Ops Update No. 1 issued: 04 July 2001); Next Ops Update No. 3 expected on 30 October

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 92.7%

Related Appeals: 01.59/2001 (Russian Federation Annual Appeal)

05 Sep 2001 description

The first family of Sakha flood victims has arrived in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in the Russian Far East, Interfax-Eurasia reported on 4 September. Several more families are scheduled to arrive there later this week. Meanwhile, an article in "Versty," No. 98, reported that Russian scholars are considering a draft plan that would call for the massive relocation of people from Russia's Far North and Far East to the south and west.

31 Aug 2001 description

Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu on 30 August told President Vladimir Putin and Premier Kasyanov that the reconstruction of flood-damaged areas in the Far East will be completed by 1 October, Russian agencies reported. Both Putin and Kasyanov expressed the hope that Shoigu and his team will be able to complete that task. PG

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23 Aug 2001 description

Nikolai Maslov, the deputy chairman of the State Construction Committee Gosstroi, told Interfax on 22 August that all residents of flood-ravaged Lensk will be supplied with heat "unless of course something extraordinary happens." He did not give a time frame for when that heat would be supplied.

17 Aug 2001 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Period covered: April - June, 2001.

Appeal Target CHF 10,000,000

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 52.3%

Related Appeals: N/A

Outstanding needs: CHF 4,771,050

10 Jul 2001 description

Thousands of hectares of land in Irkutsk Oblast, including seven raions, are under water, Russian agencies reported on 9 July. Towns along the Oka River and its tributaries are the worst affected. Some 700 homes in the town of Zima have been flooded, and a local power plant has shut down. In the city of Sayansk a dam has burst, and in the Zalari Raion the railroad has closed. According to RFE/RL's Irkutsk correspondent, some 2000 residents have already been evacuated. No deaths were reported as of 9 July, but several people are missing. JAC

04 Jul 2001 description

Period covered: 28 May - 21 June 2001
Next Ops Update No. 2 is expected on 27 August 2001.

Launched on 28 May 2001 for CHF 479,500 for 8 months

DREF Allocated: CHF 50,000

Beneficiaries: 15,000

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 4.6% - pledges currently being processed will be reflected in the next Operations Update

Outstanding needs: CHF 457,525

29 Jun 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0124
OCHA Situation Report No. 5
Russian Federation - Floods
29 June 2001

1. Return of UNDAC Team

In response to a request from the Government of the Russian Federation to bring to the attention of the international community the situation of the population affected by floods in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), OCHA deployed on 14 June 2001 the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Team to the affected region.

25 Jun 2001 description

Irkutsk Oblast has received some 50 million rubles ($1,719,000) from the federal budget to repair damage caused by this year's spring floods, Interfax reported on 22 June. Damages from the flood have been estimated at 950 million rubles, which is the amount of money the oblast administration requested from the Federal Reserve Fund for Emergency-Restoration Work.

22 Jun 2001 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) office in Germany is helping 3,000 families recover from flooding in Lensk, Siberia. Relief supplies being distributed include food, blankets, mattresses, and tents. At the request of Lensk Mayor Samoilov, 2,100 single mothers and their children are being given special help.

21 Jun 2001 description
report Government of Japan

On June 21 (Thu), the Government of Japan decided to extend humanitarian assistance of about 2,000 blankets equivalent to five million yen and of medical equipment equivalent to about 10 million yen, to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) of the Russian Federation, which has sustained great damage from flooding.

Since mid-May, melted snow flooded rivers in the Republic of Sakha, causing great damage including about 46,000 people being left homeless.