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27 Feb 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

03 Aug 2007 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

Period covered by this Final Report: 27 November 2006 to 24 February 2007

History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

- CHF 145,912 was allocated from the Federation's DREF on 27 November 2006 to respond to the needs of this operation (refer to DREF Bulletin no. MDRCG001).

- DREF Bulletin Update No.

16 Mar 2007 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

Period covered by this update: 27 November 2006 to 26 February 2007. History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

CHF 145,912 allocated from the Federation's DREF on 27 November 2006 to respond to the needs of this operation.

07 Mar 2007 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

Period covered by this update: 21 December 2006 to 23 February 2007.

History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

CHF 169,213 was allocated from the Federation's DREF on 21 December 2006 to respond to the needs of this operation.

09 Jan 2007 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 DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time.

07 Dec 2006 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. Madrid, 7 de diciembre de 2006.- La Cáritas Congoleña (R.D. Congo) ha alertado sobre el estado de emergencia que se ha declarado en la ciudad de Mbuji-Mayi, situada en el centro del país, tras las lluvias torrenciales que hace unas semanas arrasaron numerosos barrios de esta urbe de 70.000 habitantes.

01 Dec 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 185 countries.

In Brief

This DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time.

27 Nov 2006 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

BRAZZAVILLE, 27 November (IRIN) - Aid has begun to trickle in to help some of the 5,000 flood victims in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo, according to a local official of an American aid body.

The International Partnerships for Human Development (IPHD) on Saturday began distributing rice, foam mats, mosquito nets, buckets, torches, blankets, washing powder and school books to 2,800 people, from the US$66,000 provided by the US embassy and the oil giant Chevron Texaco.

"The amount is …

20 Nov 2006 description

BRAZZAVILLE, le 20 novembre (IRIN) - Les pluies torrentielles qui se sont abattues sur Brazzaville, la capitale congolaise, provoquant de graves inondations, ont fait six morts et au moins 5 000 sans abris.

Les pluies sont tombées sans discontinuer pendant trois jours, emportant de nombreuses maisons et entraînant d'importants déplacements de population, a déclaré vendredi un représentant du gouvernement sur les ondes de la radio nationale.

Les glissements de terrain survenus les deux dernières semaines dans le quartier de Kinsoundi, au sud-ouest de Brazzaville, ont causé la mort …

17 Nov 2006 description

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BRAZZAVILLE, 17 November (IRIN) - Six people have died and at least 5,000 others rendered homeless by heavy rains that have caused extensive flooding in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo.

The rains have continued non-stop for the past three days, sweeping away houses and causing massive population displacement, a government official said on Friday on national radio.

The deaths occurred in the past two weeks after landslides in Brazzaville's southwestern neighbourhood of Kinsoundi, the …

16 Nov 2006 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

BRAZZAVILLE, 16 November (IRIN) - Floods in several neighbourhoods of Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, have displaced thousands of people, many of whom have gone for days without food, clothing or shelter.

"It has been raining for days and nights; we live outdoors because we have nowhere to go as our house was swept away," Pauline Gnawélé, 55, a resident of Brazzaville's Ngamakosso neighbourhood, said on Thursday. "We are a family of 10.