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08 Dec 1999 description
report Oxfam


17 Aug 1999 description

appeal no. 13/99
situation report no. 3
period covered: 21 June - 10 August 1999

24 Jun 1999 description

Pakistan Red Crescent mobile medical teams are providing services in cyclone affected areas and helping to define needs and identify beneficiaries for the relief operation. Purchasing of relief items is under way. The National Society reports that people will need help with their economic recovery and re-establishing their livelihood.
appeal no. 13/99
period covered: 26 May - 21 June 1999

21 Jun 1999 description

Ethnic Albanians begin their return home.
Kosovo -- "As peace gains a foothold, the crisis here changes but continues," cautions Vitali Vorona, Church World Service representative in the Balkans.

On the roads into Kosovo, scenes of joy are tempered with the harsh reality of homes destroyed, family members lost, and lives changed forever.

In the weeks and months ahead nearly 1,000,000 ethnic Albanians will attempt to return to their homes and communities

18 Jun 1999 description

Press Release

05 Jun 1999 description

Karachi (dpa) - Pakistan Saturday released a group of 107 Indian fishermen along with their 17 fishing boats and handed them over to a visiting Indian fishermen delegation, officials said.

J. J. Paramar, head of the Indian delegation who received the fishermen, told Pakistani officials that they were on their routine fishing trips when pushed into Pakistani waters by the recent cyclone.

A tropical cyclone hit India and coastal Pakistan recently killing hundreds of people and rendered homeless thousands others.

04 Jun 1999 description

Background on the Situation

03 Jun 1999 description

OCHA/GVA - 99/0065
Pakistan - Cyclone
OCHA Situation Report No. 2

01 Jun 1999 description

The Chinese Red Cross has donated 50,000 US dollars to cyclone relief in Pakistan, providing much needed funding to assist victims of flooding in Sindh province. The Chinese Red Cross, which itself responded to the biggest floods in decades last year, delivered the funds to the Pakistani Red Crescent through the Chinese embassy in Islamabad on June 1.
Abdul Rafiq Burki, secretary general of the Pakistani Red Crescent expressed his sincere thanks, saying the donation demonstrated the profound friendship between the people of Pakistan and China.

01 Jun 1999 description

The following is a report on the arrival of emergency supplies in Pakistan. The supplies were approved for shipment on May 26 (Wed).

1. Arrival of the supplies in Pakistan

The supplies were shipped to Mozambique according to the following schedule:
(from the JICA warehouse in Singapore)

  • May 28 (Fri) 5:45 pm Departed Singapore aboard flight TG412
    " 7:05 pm Arrived in Bangkok
  • May 29 (Sat) 7:15 pm Departed Bangkok aboard flight TG501
01 Jun 1999 description
report Xinhua

ISLAMABAD (June 1) XINHUA - China's National Red Cross Society Tuesday donated 50,000 U.S. dollars to Pakistan's Red Crescent Society as relief assistance to the cyclone-hit area in southern Sindh province.

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Lu Shulin handed over the check here to Abdul Rafiq Burki, secretary general of Pakistan's Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

31 May 1999 description

CWS - Hotline 31/5/99
PAKISTAN -- CWS-Pakistan and its local partners are working to distribute emergency relief one tent, one tarpaulin, and one food basket each to 1,000 of the most vulnerable families in one of the poorest areas of Pakistan's Sindh province, after a May 20 cyclone that destroyed 2,000 homes and inundated 40,000 acres of land. At least 700 people are missing. The homeless are desperate for shelter, and strong winds and rains have hampered relief work. CWS is appealing for 60,000 in support of this effort.

27 May 1999 description

The following emergency relief to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (provision of supplies) has been approved:

1. Emergency Situation

On May 20, Cyclone 2A hit the coastal areas of the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Gale-force winds (maximum velocity of 76.3M/sec) and high tides caused widespread damage. Reports indicate that 225 people died, over 1,500 are missing, and over 15,000 people are affected with approximately 50,000 homes and 60,000 hectares of agricultural land damaged.

27 May 1999 description

More than 200 people are dead after a cyclone hit the south-eastern coast of Pakistan on 20 May, with winds of up to 270 kms per hour. People drowned or were crushed to death as their houses collapsed in the strong winds and tidal waves. It is estimated some 500,000 people have been affected by the cyclone, but these figures are still unconfirmed due to the inaccessibility of the affected region. Much of the area is still cut off and travel is difficult. Roads have been washed away and telephone poles and electricity lines destroyed.

26 May 1999 description

Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

(In support of ACT Appeal #ASPK91, Sindh Cyclone Relief)
ACT Appeal Target: $83,950

26 May 1999 description

The search continues in Pakistan for more than one-thousand people still missing after last week's devestating cyclone in the south of the country.

Jonathan Harley reports:

The cyclone wiped out a wide stretch of pakistan's coastal belt in southern sindh province with reports of the death toll ranging from 231 up to 400. Navy and army troops are leading the rescue effort, digging through mud-covered debris. Around 550 people marooned by floods have been air-lifted by helicopter or rescued by navy boats.