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22 Apr 2004 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 over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.78/2003

Target: CHF 1,896,238 (USD 1,301,071/ EUR 1,288,397)

Coverage: 105.3% (Click here to go directly to the Financial Report)

Appeal 2004: Azerbaijan No.

16 Oct 2003 description

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: N/A
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 over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

The bulletin is for information only. The Red Crescent mobilised resources to respond to the disaster locally.

21 Aug 2003 description

This year's floods have compounded the problems facing the agricultural industry.
By Yevgeny Krishtalev in Kusar (CRS No. 192, 21-Aug-03)

Bad weather has struck another blow to Azerbaijan's farmers, who are already struggling to cope with land reforms and mounting expenses.

A rainy spring and flooding has wiped out much of the expected harvest. "Torrential rain in April swept away around one hectare of wheat which had only just started growing," said Kamal Shabanov, a 29-year old farmer in the northern Kusar region.

09 Jul 2003 description
report Baku Today

$60 million is required for the most damaged regions but it has become clear that damages exceed this sum.

Of the 10 billion manat slated within the public budget to alleviate the results of the most recent floods in the regions, 5 billion manat has been distributed among the population, said Abid Sharifov, Vice-Premier.

03 Jun 2003 description
report Baku Today

Torrential rains in the mountainous areas of the Republic have caused bushes, soil, and slime to be washed from the mountains into several villages according to reports.

Some sowing areas were damaged. The damage occurred in the Shaki, Ismayili, Agsu, Dashkasan regions. The Land Reclamation and Water Economy Committee reported that, though water level increased in rivers, it caused no floods. Rains in Ismayilli, Agsu, and Zardab increased the water level in the Girdimanchay River, which passes through these regions, to 80-90m3/s.

03 Jun 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0087
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Azerbaijan - Floods/Landslides

28 May 2003 description
report Baku Today

Heavy rains in the republic caused landslides in different regions. Landslides mainly occurred in the foothills. As the upper layer of the soil absorbs more water, it causes the slope to slide.

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told journalists that a delegation of geologists from the ministry will review the regions and assess the scale of the landslides. Monitoring was set up in areas where landslides occur regularly. Such observation projects were formed in Agsu, Jalilabad, Lerik, Shamakhi and Siyazan.

24 May 2003 description
report Baku Today

Rainfalls started on 22 May have caused floods and freshets in mountainous rivers of Azerbaijan. The natural disaster has grown to a threatening scale in northern districts of Azerbaijan.

Mirzammed Hajiyev, assistant to head of executive authorities of Gusary district, said that Chilagir and Horay settlements were flooded. The commission for emergencies, headed by deputy head of district executive authorities are investigating the reasons caused natural disaster in mountainous areas.

Intensive rainfalls again have caused growth of water level in lowers of Kur river.

13 May 2003 description
report Baku Today

The embassies of the USA and Japan decided to help Azerbaijan to liquidate the consequences of the disaster.

"Floods have caused a loss evaluated as $30 million to Azerbaijan's agriculture, infrastructure and people," Abid Sharifov, Vice-Premier of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the State Commission for Extraordinary Situations told reporters. The embassies of the USA and Japan decided to help Azerbaijan to liquidate the consequences of the disaster. The government has also applied for help to the European Union, the UN and the World Bank.

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12 May 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0066
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Azerbaijan - Floods/Landslides

06 May 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0060
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Azerbaijan - Floods/Landslides

05 May 2003 description

NATO Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC)