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04 Apr 2003 description

The European Commission has approved a €2.5 million Action Plan to help vulnerable groups in the Caribbean prepare for and respond to natural disasters. The decision will support disaster preparedness initiatives and response mechanisms. Funds will be allocated to international agencies operating in the region, via the European Commission's Humanitarian Office, ECHO, under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. Since 1998 ECHO has provided some €6.8 million to the Caribbean through its disaster preparedness programme (DIPECHO).

09 Jan 2003 description

During the 20th century, Haiti was hit by more than 16 cyclones, 25 floods, 7 droughts and a disastrous earthquake. Haiti's geographic location in the Caribbean, and the ongoing political and economic crisis have been the root causes for the country's high level of vulnerability. After Hurricane Georges in 1998, where nearly 200 people were killed, UNDP, in close cooperation with other international donors, UN agencies and multilateral and bilateral donors, initiated support to the government with three main objectives:

07 Nov 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Sierra Leone (3) Guinea (4) Mauritania

(B) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Burundi, (4) Democratic Republic of Congo

(C) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zambia, (3) Zimbabwe, (4) Lesotho, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Swaziland, (8) Angola

(D) Asia Region: (1) India

(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

31 Oct 2002 description
report Direct Relief

Recipient: Food For The Poor
Shipment Date: 10/24/2002 Value: $2,322,772

10 Oct 2002 description
report World Concern

LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- Humanitarian aid shipments resume tomorrow at World Concern's supply distribution warehouse in Lynnwood, Wash. They had been delayed by the Pacific Maritime Association lockout, forcing families, schools and medical clinics in developing countries to wait for needed clothing, blankets, medical supplies and schoolbooks.

19 Aug 2002 description

An estimated 4,000 families were affected and 27 people were killed when heavy rains and floods hit the southern peninsula of Haiti at the end of May. Roads and bridges have been seriously damaged making deliveries of emergency supplies difficult or impossible. Over 1,400 houses and 17 schools were also damaged. The water level in the rivers remains high and the government has declared a state of emergency in two departments in the country.

06 Aug 2002 description

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will provide approximately $2.5 million in emergency food assistance to Haiti. The food will reach more than half the population of the Northwest Province, the most drought-affected area, and will supplement USAID's five-year $100 million program in Haiti.

"We remain committed to addressing Haiti's pressing humanitarian needs through our large ongoing bilateral assistance program as well as responding to unforeseen needs such as the onset of this drought in the Northwest.

15 Jul 2002 description

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Mission in Haiti signed a $300,000 grant Friday with the Pan American Development Foundation to carry out emergency road rehabilitation in Haiti. The grant will allow the Pan American Development Foundation to help isolated communities affected by severe flooding in May.

According to Haiti's Civil Protection Agency, extensive flooding from May 24-27 in the South and Grande Anse regions on the southern peninsula caused 31 deaths, damaged 951 homes and affected approximately 7,667 families.

03 Jul 2002 description

An estimated 4,000 families were affected and 27 people were killed when heavy rains and floods hit the southern peninsula of Haiti at the end of May. Roads and bridges have been seriously damaged making deliveries of emergency supplies difficult or impossible. Over 1,400 houses and 17 schools were also damaged. The water level in the rivers remains high and the government has declared a state of emergency in two departments in the country.

11 Jun 2002 description

NOAA Climate Information Project

CHILE ( Flood )

OCHA reported that the worst rains in eighty years have affected the central part of Chile. Nine people died, and more than 41,000 people have been evacuated. Most affected are the regions of Valparaiso, Libertador General Bernando O'Higgins and the Metropolitan area. Over 171,000 people have been affected. Some 6,000 people are housed in shelters and 21,000 houses have been damaged.

11 Jun 2002 description
report World Concern

SEATTLE - Flash floods in Haiti have left 30 people dead and hundreds of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed. Seattle-based World Concern, which has worked in Haiti since 1977, reports widespread destruction of crops and significant contamination of drinking water and food stores threatening thousands with disease and hunger. In addition, the floods have caused major damage to World Concern community development projects involving livestock, agriculture, schools and commerce.

07 Jun 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe, (3) Zambia, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Swaziland, (7) Burundi, (8) Eritrea

(B) Middle East Region: (1) Palestinian Territories

(C) Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea

(D) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Central African Republic

(E) West Africa Region: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Côte d'Ivoire, (4) Liberia

07 Jun 2002 description

By Cristina Estrada, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The hurricane season, from June to November, has commenced early this year with rain and winds causing floods and landslides in Haiti and Jamaica. Thirty-five people are dead and houses, farmlands and infrastructure have been damaged following storms that raged in the last days of May, coming earlier and with a greater intensity than is usual.

06 Jun 2002 description

This Information Bulletin is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. Based on further updates and details from assessment reports, or should the situation deteriorate, the Federation will consider international support through an Appeal.

05 Jun 2002 description


Wide areas of Latin America and the Caribbean have been affected by extensive rainfall lately. Among the countries hardest hit were Chile, Haiti, Jamaica and Nicaragua. Jamaica and Haiti were affected by a tropical wave that caused major flooding and landslides in parts of both countries. Heavy rains hit Central America and Chile causing major floods in urban and rural areas.