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16 Sep 2009 description

While donors had responded "remarkably generously" to United Nations consolidated appeals for emergency aid, they had nevertheless provided less than half of what was required this year to address the needs of people facing severe humanitarian crises around the world, the top United Nations relief official said today.

During a press conference at Headquarters today, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, announced that the $4.6 billion collected in response to the mid-year review of the consolidated appeals this past July was the highest amount ever, in …

10 Sep 2003 description


CCA Guidance for East Africa Rainfall in Sep-Nov 2003 at One Month Lead

09 Sep 2003 description

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The government of the Nigerian northern state of Kaduna, assisted by the Nigerian Red Cross (NRC), has resettled about 1,500 of those who were displaced by the massive flooding in Kaduna this week, NRC spokesperson Umoh Okon said.

09 Sep 2003 description

Abuja (dpa) - Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), a government agency responsible for aiding victims of natural disasters, sent relief materials Tuesday to victims of Sunday's flood in the northern province of Kaduna.

The River Kaduna flooded its banks following torrential rain Saturday night, washing away thousands of mud houses and rendering up to 100,000 homeless.

The flood also destroyed farmland, a bridge linking Kaduna with its outskirts, a popular stadium and many government buildings situated a good three kilometres from the river.