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05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

18 Sep 2008 description
report Government of Cuba

Basta con ver los cables.

En la reflexión antes de ayer expresé que Cuba no aceptaría donación alguna del gobierno que nos bloquea y que en la Nota diplomática entregada a la Oficina de Intereses de Estados Unidos se solicitaba la autorización para que las empresas norteamericanas nos vendieran material de construcción; la misma no mencionaba en absoluto los alimentos.

16 Dec 2003 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

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.

14 Apr 2003 description
report AlertNet

Every year, hurricanes destroy hundreds of houses and businesses and cut off water supplies in Cuba, yet people rarely die. A week after U.S. researchers predicted that the 2003 hurricane season in the Atlantic would be twice as severe as last year, Xavier Castellanos of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) told AlertNet how good evacuation procedures and coordination with the Cuban government prevent hurricanes from becoming disasters.

27 Nov 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 3,322,922 (USD 2.1 million; EUR 2.3 million) Beneficiaries/target groups (if available):
Period covered: I July - 30 September 2002
Last Programme Update (no. 2) issued 19 August 2002


Appeal coverage: 90.3%

16 Jul 2002 description

2002 Substantive Session
25th and 26th Meetings (AM & PM)

The Economic and Social Council continued its humanitarian affairs segment at the highest level today, in an interactive dialogue on reaching vulnerable groups in the context of complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters, and on the transition from relief to development in that same context.

28 Jun 2002 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF 1,916,067
Period covered. 1 January - 31 May 2002.

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 58.7%

Related Appeals: 01.19/2002 Central America; 01.20/2002 Guatemala; 01.21/2002 Honduras; 01.22/2002 South America; 01.23/2002 Caribbean

Outstanding needs: CHF 791,634 (USD 533,482/EUR 537,828)

06 Jun 2002 description

The destructive effects of Hurricane Michelle can still be seen almost six months after the storm slammed into Cuba last November. Although roads have been repaired and electricity restored in all the villages, most of the 60,000 people affected by the storm continue to live in damaged homes. The hurricane ripped the roofs off of many of the homes exposing their interiors to the elements.

15 May 2002 description

This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.

08 May 2002 description

Central America needs help. Dismal weather, low coffee prices, social problems, and bad government make for a potentially explosive situation. Central America is just outside America's back yard. Mounting poverty, human suffering and threats to past political gains pose threats not only to the region but to the United States as well.

03 May 2002 description

This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.
Appeal Target: CHF 4,447,824 (USD 2.7ml EUR 3m)

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 54.8%

Related Appeals: 01.23/2002

03 May 2002 description

This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.
Appeal Target: CHF 3,951,408 - revised 9 August to CHF 3,155,099 - USD1.9m / EUR2.lm

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 86.1 %
Related Appeals: 01.25/2001 Pan-American Disaster Response Unit; 01.27/2001 Guatemala; 01.28/2001 Honduras; 01.29/2001 Nicaragua

02 May 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) assisted more than 2,000 families after Hurricane Michelle dumped heavy rains on northern Honduras in early November 2001, according to the final aid report.

09 Apr 2002 description

This Bulletin is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. While the Federation had intended to launch a Preliminary Appeal, the strategy had been adjusted and donors are now requested to direct their contributions to the Federation's Annual Appeal for the Caribbean Region Programmes, indicating "Hurricane Michelle-contribution for Cuba".

05 Apr 2002 description
report World Vision

SAN JOSE. 5 April. Hundreds of thousands of people across Central America are becoming increasingly desperate for food and at risk of starvation as they anxiously await the arrival of this year's rainy season, due to start next month, which will allow them to plant their primary crops.

03 Apr 2002 description

This report by Anna Jefferys