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01 May 2003 description

Nicaragua and Guatemala, battling the onslaught of hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters for decades, are partnering with UNDP to respond to such crises. The aim is to pick up where humanitarian relief leaves off, by putting in place early recovery initiatives to mitigate the worst impact, and enhance preparedness in the rebuilding process.

21 Mar 2003 description

This report includes:
A) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan

B) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Eritrea, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Sudan, (4) Burundi, (5) Uganda

C) Southern Africa Region: (1) Mozambique, (2) Madagascar, (3) Zambia, (4) Zimbabwe, (5) Angola, (6) Namibia, (7) Malawi, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho

D) West Africa Region: (1) Central African Republic, (2) Côte d'Ivoire

E) Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Ecuador, (2) Nicaragua, (3) Colombia

21 Feb 2003 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 21 Feb 2003
Civil unrest in Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone is causing population displacements in all three countries. Your generous contributions to International Disaster Response Advance

21 Jan 2003 description
report Christian Aid

In Nicaragua, half of the population lives below the poverty line, and 40 per cent live in acute poverty. Since 1998, the country has been buffeted by a devastating hurricane, followed by four years of widespread drought, making the situation even worse for the majority of the population who rely on agricultural produce.

15 Nov 2002 description

This report includes:
(A) West and Central Africa Region: (1) Central African Republic

(B) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Uganda, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Sudan, (4) Democratic Republic of Congo, (5) Burundi, (6) Tanzania, (7) Rwanda

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

(D) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) China, (3) Laos

(E) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus, (2) Georgia

30 Sep 2002 description

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 organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal Target CHF 3,890,674 Revised to CHF 2,816,156
Period covered: I May - 31 August 2002
Last Programme Update (no. 1) issued 14 June 2002


Appeal coverage: 84% (Revised budget)

19 Sep 2002 description


  • Recurrent shocks have been the norm in Central America over the past decades and will be the norm in the foreseeable future.
  • Families expect shocks in particular drought but cannot manage them.
  • Thus, drought is silently destroying people's means of livelihood, their ability to cope and recover.

  • Of particular concern are the consequences for children who repeatedly, year after year do not have enough to eat.
31 Aug 2002 description

Summary of unpublished paper*

François Grunewald presented a paper on lessons learnt from recent disaster responses in Central America at a conference in Paris in March 2002. The paper sets out to analyse the work of humanitarian actors and the impact of their actions in Central America.

23 Aug 2002 description

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18 Jun 2002 description
report Food for the Hungry

Scottsdale, Ariz (June 18, 2002) - Food for the Hungry is providing food and shelter-building materials for flood victims in Honduras and Nicaragua.
In May of this year, Nicaragua and Honduras were drenched with more than two and a half times their normal rainfall. Some areas received 28 inches of rain within a two-week period. The ensuing floods and mudslides caused the evacuation of 1,200 homes. Seven highways and five bridges are in need of major repairs. Authorities have estimated the damage at about $1 million, and 3,000 Nicaraguans are temporarily homeless.

14 Jun 2002 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 14 Jun 2002

13 Jun 2002 description

Appeal Target: US$ 45,628
Geneva, 13 June 2002

Dear Colleagues,

On 27 May three tropical storm systems in the Pacific area of Nicaragua caused extensive flooding and severe damage to infrastructure, mainly in the municipality of Managua and, to a lesser extent, in municipalities in the north and west of Nicaragua.

13 Jun 2002 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF 3,890,674