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22 Feb 2002 description

UMCOR has sent an emergency response grant to the United Methodist Church in Liberia which will be used to provide food and other assistance to people who have been displaced by the renewed fighting. Staff continue to monitor the situation closely and though there are reports of fighting between rebel and government forces 50 to 100 kilometers outside of Monrovia, it is difficult to get accurate information. You may respond to this emergency situation and support UMCOR's ongoing war recovery work by giving to Advance #150300-7, "Liberia Emergency."

02 Jan 2002 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

02 Jan 2002 description
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Heavy rains pounded central Brazil Monday (Dec. 31), causing severe flooding and leaving hundreds homeless.

28 Dec 2001 description

This Information Bulletin is for information only. The Federation is not seeking any funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

27 Dec 2001 description

By Andrei Khalip

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Rescue workers raised the death toll from heavy Christmas Eve rains and mudslides in Rio de Janeiro state to 52 on Thursday and warned the number could still rise, as President Fernando Henrique Cardoso toured the disaster area.

"It breaks my heart," Cardoso told reporters during his visit to neighborhoods most devastated by the rains, pledging unspecified aid for the state as a "presidential urgency," but making clear its release was tied up in red tape.

As the skies cleared on Thursday, teams renewed …

27 Dec 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0246
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Brazil - Floods