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08 May 2003 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 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

01 May 2003 description

Nicaragua and Guatemala, battling the onslaught of hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters for decades, are partnering with UNDP to respond to such crises. The aim is to pick up where humanitarian relief leaves off, by putting in place early recovery initiatives to mitigate the worst impact, and enhance preparedness in the rebuilding process.

28 Feb 2003 description


This report includes:
(A) Global Food Aid

(B) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea

(C) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Uganda, (4) Burundi

(D) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Central African Republic

(E) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Madagascar, (9) Tanzania, (10) Angola, (11) Namibia

(F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Colombia, (2) Guatemala, (3) Ecuador

21 Feb 2003 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 21 Feb 2003
Civil unrest in Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone is causing population displacements in all three countries. Your generous contributions to International Disaster Response Advance

15 Nov 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) West and Central Africa Region: (1) Central African Republic

(B) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Uganda, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Sudan, (4) Democratic Republic of Congo, (5) Burundi, (6) Tanzania, (7) Rwanda

(C) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe, (3) Lesotho, (4) Mozambique, (5) Malawi, (6) Swaziland, (7) Angola

(D) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) China, (3) Laos

(E) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus, (2) Georgia

25 Oct 2002 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 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal Target. CHF 923,090 Beneficiariesltarget groups (if available): ; Period covered. 1 July - 30 September 2002 Last Programme Update (no. 2) issued 12 August 2002

IN BRIEF

Appeal coverage: 97.2%

11 Oct 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) East and Central Africa Region- (1) Ethiopia, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Rwanda

(B) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Guinea (4) Mauritania

(C) Southern Africa Region- (1) Regional Overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Tanzania, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia

(D) Asia Region- (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea

(E) West and Central Asia Region- (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

(F) Eastern Europe Region- (1) Georgia

10 Oct 2002 description
report UN Volunteers

GENEVA, 10 October 2002 - The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) has been awarded a United Nations Sasakawa Certificate of Merit for its achievements in mobilizing university graduates to support disaster reduction initiatives in Guatemala.

04 Oct 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea

(B) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Burundi, (4) Kenya

(C) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Zimbabwe, (4) Zambia, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Angola, (9) Tanzania

(D) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Central African Republic

(E) Central America Region

(F) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan

(G) Middle East Region: (1) Palestinian Territories

01 Oct 2002 description

Rescue efforts have now ended following the devastating landslide that hit the community of El Porvenir, 95 miles west of Guatemala City, on 13 September. Thirty-one people, including four families, lost their lives when heavy rain and flooding sent a hillside crashing through the town, destroying 27 houses. Five people are still unaccounted for.

30 Sep 2002 description

Guatemala City (dpa) - At least 35 people were killed in Guatemala when a bus travelling on the Inter-American highway near the border with Mexico plunged into a ravine a day earlier, according to reports on Monday.

A spokesman for the Municipal Firefighters of the La Mesilla region in northwestern Huehuetenango province, Rony Veliz, said the bus was carrying about 40 people. Three were rescued.

One of the people rescued was a small child who only spoke native Mayan, he said.

27 Sep 2002 description

San José, Costa Rica - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said today that 8.6 million people in Central America live in the rural areas of a "drought corridor" - where they have been exposed to reoccurring natural disasters and face periodic food shortages.

23 Sep 2002 description

On September 12, heavy rainfall in the community of San Lucas Toliman in Guatemala caused a landslide that killed 28 people, half of whom were children. Many others were wounded or are still missing. The hillside that suffered the landslide was home to more than 60 families, many of who lost their houses. More than 200 people remain in emergency shelters while search and rescue efforts continue.

20 Sep 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Uganda, (10) Burundi, (11) Tanzania

(B) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo, (4) Republic of Congo

(C) Middle East Region: (1) Palestinian Territories

(D) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan

(E) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Cuba, (2) Colombia, (3) Guatemala

19 Sep 2002 description

FINAL DRAFT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Recurrent shocks have been the norm in Central America over the past decades and will be the norm in the foreseeable future.
  • Families expect shocks in particular drought but cannot manage them.
  • Thus, drought is silently destroying people's means of livelihood, their ability to cope and recover.

  • Of particular concern are the consequences for children who repeatedly, year after year do not have enough to eat.