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16 May 2007 description

This report covers the period of 1 January to 31 December 2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

The East Asia regional delegation has supported country delegations and national societies in …

26 Sep 2006 description

More Than 4,000 Volunteers Work Over Two Weeks To Complete Homes

SEOUL, 26th September: In its first disaster-response project, Habitat for Humanity Korea recently built 50 wooden homes for flood-affected families with the help of more than 4,000 volunteers.

The families are from Inje and Pyeongchang cities in northeastern Gangwon province. The two cities were among the worst-hit by Typhoon Ewiniar and heavy seasonal rains earlier this summer.

16 Aug 2006 description

The government has set aside 3.5 trillion won for restoration works in regions hit by Typhoon Ewiniar and heavy rains last month.

12 Aug 2006 description

An additional 21 cities and counties were declared special disaster areas on Thursday (Aug. 10) after they were severely ravaged by Typhoon Ewiniar and heavy rains late last month.

07 Aug 2006 description

At least 50 people have died or gone missing from torrential rain that has swept the nation since last weekend, according to the disaster authority on Tuesday (July 18).

04 Aug 2006 description
report Korean Red Cross

On 19 July, the Republic of Korea National Red Cross (KNRC) dispatched the medical emergency team to Inje county in Gangwon province, the most severely damaged flood-hit area in the country. The medical emergency team was mobilized to prevent diseases and ameliorate medical conditions of the people affected by the floods.

04 Aug 2006 description
report Korean Red Cross

As of 18 July, the KNRC had dispatched more than 30 disaster relief mobiles (e.g. mobile kitchen, emergency mobile, mobile laundromat) and 3,551 staffs/ volunteers to assist 13, 156 people affected by the typhoon and the floods .

Under the coordination of the KNRC national head office in Seoul, KNRC local chapters delivered 11,545 relief item sets (including food, blankets, clothes, kitchen sets, etc) to the people affected by disasters.

25 Jul 2006 description

Members of the presidential secretariat and the presidential security service on Monday (July 24) donated 22.6 million won to help victims of recent flooding caused by torrential rains.

24 Jul 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 185 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the situation and the information available at this time.

21 Jul 2006 description

Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook instructed the Cabinet on Friday (July 21) to guarantee speedy support for disaster areas hit by recent floods, in close cooperation with the affected local governments.

19 Jul 2006 description

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the landslides and floods caused by heavy rains in the Republic of Korea, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $50,000 to support the emergency shelter activities and the purchase of relief items of the Republic of Korea National Red Cross.

Since July 14, ongoing heavy rains and flooding have destroyed thousands of homes and affected approximately 15,000 people across the Republic of Korea's Gangwon Province, as well as regions of the South Gyeongsang Province.

19 Jul 2006 description

At least 50 people have died or gone missing from torrential rain that has swept the nation since last weekend, according to the disaster authority on Tuesday (July 18).

19 Jul 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 185 countries.

18 Jul 2006 description

The government plans to designate at least ten flood-hit counties and cities in Gangwon and South Gyeongsang Provinces as "special disaster zones" to strengthen relief efforts.

18 Jul 2006 description

The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs on Monday (July 17) issued a directive to local autonomous governments to work out ways of sparing local taxes and reducing fees for cadastral survey for residents in areas suffering from heavy rains.

In the directive, the ministry instructed that acquisition and registration taxes be spared for residents whose houses and other structures destroyed by floods and others affected by the disaster may be allowed to pay later according to the degree of their damages.

Fees will be slashed by half for people who conduct cadastral …

18 Jul 2006 description

SEOUL, July 18 (Reuters) - At least 129 people are confirmed or reported dead in North and South Korea in flooding and landslides over the last few days, according to officials and a leading international relief agency.

17 Jul 2006 description
report Chosun Ilbo

Typhoon Ewiniar and a seasonal rain front have been pounding Korea for more than a week, claiming lives and making hundreds homeless. More heavy rains of up to 150 mm are expected Tuesday, most of them in the southern region. North Gangwon Province and the central region saw up to 500 mm of rain, about one-third of their entire average annual rainfall.

17 Jul 2006 description

The recent downpour hit Gangwon Province the hardest.

More than 400 millimeters of rain fell in the region, leaving 12 dead and 17 missing.

Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook on Sunday (July 16) visited the damaged area in Inje and promised the government would designate Inje as a special disaster area.

Most of roads connecting the western and eastern parts of the province were cut off, causing inconvenience to residents and holidaymakers to the region.

Since Saturday (July 15), 59 parts of 11 main roads in the province across mountains, including Yeongdong Expressway that links …

17 Jul 2006 description

President Roh Moo-hyun paid a visit to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on Sunday (July 16) and issued instructions that every possible measure be kept in place to prevent further damage from heavy rains and floods.

The president gave the instructions after Lee Yong-seop, minister of Government Affairs and Home Affairs, who serves as the chairman of the headquarters, briefed him on the rain-caused damage.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook convened an emergency meeting of the ministers of Government Administration and Home Affairs and National …

17 Jul 2006 description

The Korean government on Sunday (July 16) issued a national warning on torrential rain that pounded central parts of the peninsula.

The rain left more than 30 people dead or missing, closing roads and inundating houses.

The disaster authority issued a crisis alert of "Orange" for the downpour in Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces in the morning, and a "Yellow" warning in other parts of the nation.

The colors indicate the seriousness of a disaster: Blue, Yellow, Orange to Red. Red is the most serious.