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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
Appeal No. 01.40/2002;
Appeal Target: CHF 1,193,625;

11 Nov 2002 description
report UN News Service

Harnessing modern technology and increasing regional cooperation in disaster preparedness could save lives and help prevent some of the billions of dollars in property damage each year across Asian and the Pacific, United Nations officials stressed today at a meeting in Bangkok.

16 Sep 2002 description

Between August 21st and 25th, representatives of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation went to the Micronesia state of Chuuk and donated 900 kilograms of medical equipments and supplies to the state hospital there and held several free clinics on neighboring islands.

30 Aug 2002 description

30 AUGUST 2002 CHUUK (Pacnews) ---- FSM President Leo Falcam says it will take Chuuk State at least another six months to recover from the damage wrought by Typhoon Chata'an in July, according to the Pacific Daily News newspaper.

The typhoon struck Chuuk on 2 July, causing more than 30 landslides that killed 47 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and vital food crops.

The newspaper reported that around one thousand people have been displaced out of a population of 47,000.

A shipment of supplies collected by the Salvation Army left Guam bound for Chuuk …

14 Aug 2002 description
report East-West Center

From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center

13 Aug 2002 description
report East-West Center

From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center

07 Aug 2002 description
report East-West Center

From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center

04 Aug 2002 description

Release No.: 1427-03

Dededo, Guam -- The same day President Bush signed a disaster declaration for the Federated States of Micronesia, and less than 24 hours from the time the request was sent from the FSM President, the delivery of emergency medical supplies to Chuuk state was coordinated by a team of specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA immediately took steps to assist in stabilizing conditions on Chuuk, and dispatched a Rapid Needs Assessment Team to coordinate recovery efforts.

02 Aug 2002 description
report East-West Center

From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center

01 Aug 2002 description

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM INFORMATION SERVICE): August 1, 2002 - The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the extension of its assistance to Chuuk to include Individual Assistance for victims of Chataan.

On July 30, FEMA issued this statement:

"(Dededo, Guam) -- Disaster Assistance has been expanded for Chuuk State to help those victims who suffered damage or losses caused by Tropical Storm Chata'an, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

30 Jul 2002 description

I. START OF OCCURRENCE: July 6, 2002
II. AFFECTED AREAS

Regions: 5 (NCR, CAR, I, III & IV)

Provinces: 16

Cities: 26

Municipalities: 184

Barangays: 2,356

III. NUMBER OF EVACUATION CENTERS: 310

a.) Total number of existing evacuation centers: 4

b.) Total number of closed evacuation centers: 306

IV. NUMBER OF AFFECTED FAMILIES AND PERSONS

a.) Total number of affected families: 483,595

b.) Total number of affected persons: 2,278,341

V. NUMBER OF FAMILIES AND PERSONS SERVED (CUMULATIVE)*

25 Jul 2002 description
report East-West Center

From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center
With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai'i

By Olivier Wortel

19 Jul 2002 description

CALASIAO, Philippines - The Philippines were continuously devastated in June and July by three typhoons, Chata'an, Nakri, and Halong. Pangasinan, on the main island of Luzon, suffered the greatest damage. On July 16, Tzu Chi volunteers drove for five hours from Manila to the disaster area to assess the extent of damage and the needs of the victims. On July 19, they went back and distributed rice, instant noodles, coffee, sugar, soap, and laundry detergent to 1200 victims in Calasiao city, Pangasinan.

19 Jul 2002 description
report East-West Center

From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center

19 Jul 2002 description

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Simeon A. Datumanong has ordered agency field officials to carry out immediate maintenance work on national roads damaged by monsoon rains and typhoons "Gloria" and "Hambalos" that recently hit the country.