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29 Jun 2006 description

"Building back better" advocated for reducing effects of storms, aid officials say

16 Mar 2006 description

Taking a page from the book of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with its long established Reserve Fund for Disaster Management, the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society has established a Disaster Preparedness and Relief Fund, to service its local constituents in the event of a disaster.

28 Feb 2006 description

(Guatemala City, 28 February 2006): A three-day lessons learned workshop and high level regional meeting on guidelines for better preparation for the forthcoming 2006 hurricane season begins today in Guatemala City. It has been organized by the Centre for Coordination for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America, CEPREDENAC, the Executive Secretary of the National Coordination for the Reduction of Disasters, CONRED, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala and the United Nations.

05 Jan 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 over 183 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA041; Programme Update no.

01 Dec 2005 description

(New York: 1 December 2005): More than 30,000 people remain displaced in temporary shelters in Honduras, in the wake of tropical storm Gamma, the 24th named storm of the official 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, and the last to cause significant damage in the Americas.

23 Nov 2005 description



The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season has brought an unprecedented 13 hurricanes to date, of which five—Dennis, Emily, Stan, Wilma, and Beta—along with Tropical Storm Gamma, have devastated parts of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, and Grenada.

07 Nov 2005 description


31 Oct 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.

26 Sep 2005 description

Jamaicans were warned that the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season would have been an active one, but not much could have prepared them for the possibility of facing two major hurricanes within a matter of days.

23 Sep 2005 description
report Xinhua

BRUSSELS, Sept 23, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), on Friday approved an additional one million euros in aid for victims of floods in Guyana,to follow up on previous decisions worth 1.7 million euros.

12 Sep 2005 description

Recently the media has been highlighting calls for compensation by Caroni Villagers for damages caused by flooding in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Emily.

The media coverage focused on the Villagers' claims of lack of support by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) formerly NEMA, towards the residents of Caroni.

The ODPM wishes to inform the media of the following facts regarding this situation:

The ODPM is a coordinating agency and relies on its supporting agencies to provide the response mechanism from which relief can be assessed.

After a natural …

07 Sep 2005 description

Bridgetown, September 7, 2005 (CDERA) - There can be no debate about it.

26 Aug 2005 description

Hurricane Emily was an unpredictable storm from the beginning. It struck Grenada as a category 1 hurricane on July 13 causing damage to many of the same health facilities that were battered by last year's Hurricane Ivan. Other Caribbean countries were spared devastation by Emily, which passed over the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula as a category 4 hurricane and later struck the country's northern states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Veracruz and Coahuila.

26 Aug 2005 description


Brussels, 26 August 2005 -The Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) launched its 5th DIPECHO (for Disaster Preparedness ECHO) Action Plan for the Caribbean. €3.5 million will be allocated for disaster preparedness in the region.

25 Aug 2005 description

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Winston Cox arrived in Grenada on Wednesday 24 August to review reconstruction assistance to the island following the devastation caused by Hurricane Emily, the second major hurricane to hit the country in less that a year.

22 Aug 2005 description

Monday 22nd, August, 2005, St George's: The Australian Government has committed over 600 000 E.C. dollars in aid to Grenada to assist with house building and repair.

This increased assistance comes after a meeting in Washington last month between Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell and Australian leader John Howard. During last month's meeting Prime Minister Mitchell made a plea to Mr. Howard for more assistance.

19 Aug 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

This report includes:

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (3) Occupied Palestinian Territories (4) Pakistan (5) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) …