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01 Jan 2005 description


The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

11 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. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.68/2004; Programme Update no. 03, Period covered: July to September 2004; Appeal coverage: 71.7%; Outstanding needs: CHF 4,040,761.73 (USD 3,481,615 or EUR 2,634,394).

17 Aug 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 organi sation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 02/2004) is being issued for information only. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

09 Aug 2004 description

SEOUL, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Nearly 40,000 North Korean families are homeless after torrential rain last month, South Korea said on Tuesday, confirming a recent Red Cross report of extensive damage that is also hindering aid work.

06 Aug 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 organi sation and its millions of volunteers are a ctive in over 181 countries.

01 Aug 2004 description

SEOUL, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Heavy rains and floods have devastated swathes of North Korea, leaving 1,000 families homeless and destroying crops in the isolated country where a million people died in famine in the 1990s, official media said on Monday.

Rains since early July have caused widespread damage, cutting off rail services in many areas of the centre and south, the official KCNA news agency said in a rare report on a natural disaster in the impoverished and reclusive state.

More than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain deluged Kosong and Chonnae areas on July 4, homes of more than 1,000 …

31 Jul 2004 description


FLOODS IN DPRK
The official KCNA news agency reported that torrential rains in July displaced 1000 families and destroyed some 100,000 hectares of paddy farmland, the equivalent of 4 per cent of the country's total arable land. This resulted in an estimated drop of 30 per cent of the harvest output. Floods are an annual hazard during North Korea's summer monsoon season, damaging crops and adding to the country's economic difficulties.