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03 May 2006 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 183 countries.

22 Feb 2006 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 183 countries.

31 Dec 2005 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 183 countries.

28 Jul 2005 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.

23 Jun 2005 description
report UN General Assembly

A/60/89-E/2005/79
General Assembly
Sixtieth session
Item 74 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the
coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of
the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2005
New York, 29 June-27 July 2005
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and

21 Apr 2005 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. 16/2004; Operations Update no. 08; Period covered: 23 November 2004 to 31 March 2005; Appeal coverage: 67.7%; (click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website).

31 Mar 2005 description

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.57/04; Appeal target (revised in the first quarter of the year): CHF 7,040,353 (USD 6,097,128 or EUR 4,578,111); Appeal coverage : 130%.

This Annual Report reflects activities implemented over a one-year period; they form part of, and are based on, longer-term, multi-year planning.

01 Jan 2005 description

By Courtenay Cabot Venton and Paul Venton

Historically, the response to disasters has focused on relief, with governments, donors and NGOs providing post-disaster resources and aid. Whilst this work is essential to respond to people in need, the focus of disaster response has been shifting to encompass the wider issue of disaster preparedness, engaging NGOs and other stakeholders in preparing for the impacts of hazards.

03 Dec 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 16/2004; Operations Update no.

30 Nov 2004 description


By Courtenay Cabot Venton and Paul Venton
Historically, the response to disasters has focused on relief, with governments, donors and NGOs providing post-disaster resources and aid. Whilst this work is essential to respond to people in need, the focus of disaster response has been shifting to encompass the wider issue of disaster preparedness, engaging NGOs and other stakeholders in preparing for the impacts of hazards.

05 Nov 2004 description


The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. 16/2004; Operations Update no. 6; Period covered: 17 September - 25 October, 2004; Appeal coverage: 62.1%.

Appeal history: Launched on 27 July 2004 for CHF 2,982,000(USD 2,352,706 or EUR 1,929,189) for 10 months to assist 250,000 beneficiaries.

Outstanding needs: CHF 1,129,317 (USD 943,540 or EUR 738,244)

31 Oct 2004 description

CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION

OVERVIEW

As of October 2004, the number of countries facing serious food shortages throughout the world stands at 35 with 23 in Africa, 6 in Asia/Near East, 5 in Latin America and 1 in Europe. The causes are varied but civil strife and adverse weather, including drought predominate. In many of these countries, the HIV/AIDS pandemic is a major contributing factor.

26 Oct 2004 description


Appeal Target: US$ 1,760,397

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 430,958

Geneva, 25 October 2004

Dear Colleagues,

A new wave of incessant rains in the whole of Assam and its catchment areas in neighbouring states started on 6 October triggering a third wave of floods that have increased the plight of the population.

ACT member Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) and the Lutheran World Service India (LWSI) are proposing to revise this appeal in order to accommodate the assistance to the new affected population.

19 Oct 2004 description


On 7th October 2004 along the Ajagar hill range in Goalpara district, a landslide was reported. The site of the landslide is located in village Katapara, 12 kms south-west of Agia and 24 kms from Goalpara town.

18 Oct 2004 description


ASSAM FLOODS
The incessant rains in the whole of Assam and its catchment areas in neighbouring States started since 6-10-04 triggering the third wave of floods. The affected Districts are Kamrup( Metro) ,Goalpara, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Dhubri, Kamrup(Rural), Morigaon, Sonitpur, Darrang ,Jorhat, Golaghat, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur, where large areas have been submerged. 1.25 million people were affected by the current floods and Landslides.

18 Oct 2004 description

Assam

As of 18 October 2004 Event : Floods

Current situation

Due to a low pressure area over West Bengal area, heavy rains since the 7th of October triggered flash floods in the districts of Assam. Since 11 October, the number of districts have increased from 4 to 14 and these are: Goalpara, Karbi Anglong, Dhubri, Kamrup Metropolitan district, Nagaon, Kamrum Rural, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Darrang, Jorhat, Golaghat, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur. An estimated 1.25 million people are affected by these current floods.

15 Oct 2004 description


The incessant rains in the whole of Assam and its catchment areas in neighbouring States started since 6-10-04 triggering the third wave of floods. The affected Districts are Kamrup( Metro) ,Goalpara, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Dhubri, Kamrup(Rural), Morigaon, Sonitpur, Darrang ,Jorhat, Golaghat, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur, where large areas have been submerged. 1.239 million people were affected by the current floods and Landslides.

14 Oct 2004 description

Geneva, October 14, 2004 - Members of the global alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International, are stepping up relief operations in India's north eastern states of Assam and West Bengal after a spate of new floods.

Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) and Lutheran World Federation's World Service in India (LWSI) report that the floods caught people living in the region completely by surprise. Hundreds of houses in the Goalpara district were washed away by a wall of water that raged through villages at roof-height after 10:00 p.m.

13 Oct 2004 description


The incessant rains in the whole of Assam and its catchment areas in neighbouring States started since 6-10-04 triggering the third wave of floods. The affected Districts are Kamrup( Metro) ,Goalpara, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Dhubri, Kamrup(Rural), Morigaon, Sonitpur, Darrang, Jorhat, Golaghat, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur, where large areas have been submerged. 10.46 million people were affected by the current floods and Landslides.