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30 Sep 2006 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

28 Feb 2006 description

(Guatemala City, 28 February 2006): A three-day lessons learned workshop and high level regional meeting on guidelines for better preparation for the forthcoming 2006 hurricane season begins today in Guatemala City. It has been organized by the Centre for Coordination for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America, CEPREDENAC, the Executive Secretary of the National Coordination for the Reduction of Disasters, CONRED, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala and the United Nations.

31 Dec 2005 description

"This year has been a year like no other for humanitarian action, bracketed by devastating disasters, - the Indian Ocean Tsunami in the final days of 2004 and the South Asia earthquake of October 2005, on top of the worst hurricane season in living memory - and stretching all humanitarian agencies to their maximum capacity and beyond." (Introduction of Humanitarian Appeals 2006- 30 November 2005)

25 Jan 2005 description
report Government of Spain

Madrid, 25 de enero de 2005 - La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECI) ha acordado destinar 20.000 euros para adquirir material de ayuda humanitaria destinado a paliar los efectos de las inundaciones en Costa Rica y Panamá.

Esta ayuda se produce en respuesta al llamamiento de los Gobiernos de ambos países, que han solicitado a las autoridades españolas aportaciones materiales (en concreto 1.000 colchones) para paliar los graves efectos de las inundaciones.

21 Jan 2005 description

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency assistance to people in the Limon province of Costa Rica after heavy rains flooded homes and businesses. The flooding has also damaged crops and communications systems. Rains caused several of the main rivers in the province to overflow, cutting off several communities because of landslides and closed highways and bridges.

20 Jan 2005 description

(New York, 20 January 2005): Today and tomorrow, the World Health Organization/ Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO), UNDP and UNICEF are undertaking field visits to Talamanca, Costa Rica, to assess damages and needs after recent flooding.

20 Jan 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/12
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Costa Rica - Floods

13 Jan 2005 description

- Ultima hora: Evacuación de 40 personas por colapso de Cerro Ororí

- 2 b=FAsquedas pendientes de personas desaparecidas

- Suministros llegar a los albergues y comunidades afectadas

- Cruz Roja Juventud realiza incansables esfuerzos para gestión eficiente de donaciones

La evacuación de 40 personas de la comunidad de Chase en Talamanca por el colapso del Cerro Ororí mantuvo en un intenso operativo a los socorristas de la Cruz Roja Costarricense quienes desde la madrugada del domingo 9 de enero se desplazaron al Caribe del país a brindar asistencia a los afectados por las …

12 Jan 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

This Information Bulletin (no. 02/2005) is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 90,000 has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support operations in Costa Rica. Additional DREF funds are being considered for Panama.

12 Jan 2005 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Torrential rains have lashed several Latin American countries in recent days and wreaked havoc in the region killing at least 17 people, destroying fields and roadways, flooding large areas and forcing thousands from their homes.

Countries affected by rains included Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil and Argentina, in parallel to storms in California that have killed at least 10.

Rains in northwestern Mexico killed four people, including three children, press reports said. More than 2,500 people were evacuated from their homes.

Storms in Tijuana, on the U.S.

12 Jan 2005 description

San Jose (dpa) - Costa Rica declared a national emergency Tuesday to help in relief and reconstruction following heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the country's Atlantic coast.

11 Jan 2005 description

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Costa Rica declared a national emergency on Tuesday because of flooding along the Central American nation's Caribbean coast which has killed at least two people and forced the evacuation of 7,500 others.

Heavy rains since the weekend have sent water overflowing from rivers and floods have damaged 12 bridges and roads.

President Abel Pacheco signed a decree to free up funds to aid those who were evacuated and pay for rebuilding work.

Rescue workers have reported two dead to date, with another five missing, and about 7,500 people have …

11 Jan 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

10 Jan 2005 description

- 3365 personas evacuadas por la Cruz Roja Costarricense desde el inicio de la emergencia

- 11 comunidades se mantienen incomunicadas en la zona de Sarapiquí

- Reporte de 5 personas desaparecidas

- Agua potable, alimentos no perecederos y pañales desechables son las necesidades prioritarias

Aunque las lluvias del fin de semana afectaron toda la vertiente del Caribe y Zona Norte del país, los reportes del personal de la Cruz Roja destacado en el sitio señalan que los mayores problemas se mantienen en Valle la Estrella, Talamanca y Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí

Las torrenciales …

10 Jan 2005 description

- Cruz Roja desplaza refuerzos de personal y equipo para continuar acciones de rescate

- Una persona fallecida en Bri Bri por colapso de vivienda

- Alimentos no perecederos, leche y pañales, necesidades prioritarias para afectados

Mientras la vertiente del Caribe contin=FAa en alerta roja a raíz de las inundaciones provocadas por las lluvias que el fin de semana pasado azotaron esta región, la Cruz Roja Costarricense permanece en las zonas afectadas realizando un arduo trabajo de rescate, evacuación y traslado de los damnificados.

Más de 200 socorristas, en su mayoría personal …