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13 Nov 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10532

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

29 Jun 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its 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.

01 Jan 2006 description


This appeal seeks CHF 6,574,313(1) to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2006 and 2007. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".
Global Agenda Goals:

1. Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

2. Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.

31 Dec 2005 description

"This year has been a year like no other for humanitarian action, bracketed by devastating disasters, - the Indian Ocean Tsunami in the final days of 2004 and the South Asia earthquake of October 2005, on top of the worst hurricane season in living memory - and stretching all humanitarian agencies to their maximum capacity and beyond." (Introduction of Humanitarian Appeals 2006- 30 November 2005)

07 Oct 2005 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 181 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. 05EA017; Operations Update no. 2; Period covered: 6 September - 4 October 2005; Appeal coverage: 17.1% (1)

Appeal history:

Launched on 11 August 2005 for CHF 5,501,604 (USD 4,274,751 or EUR 2,525,539) for 9 months to assist 400,000 beneficiaries.

07 Oct 2005 description

BEIJING, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Floods have forced around 286,000 people to flee their homes in northwestern China, where steady rainfall since late September has strained the banks of the Hanjiang and Weihe rivers, the China Daily reported on Friday.

The rising water levels along tributaries to China's two top rivers, the Yangtze and the Yellow river, affected over 3 million people in Shaanxi province and flooding on the Weihe river is said to be the most severe since 1981, the paper reported.

It did not report any deaths, although late-August floods in the same area killed six.

12 Sep 2005 description

A typhoon has made landfall in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, forcing the evacuation of more than a million people, the cancellation of hundreds of flights and driving thousands of ships to port.

At least one person has been killed by a fallen power line in the city of Taizhou, which took the full brunt of the storm.

State media says the typhoon has toppled trees and cut power to Taizhou and nearby Wenzhou, while leaving water a metre deep in some areas.

Taizhou closed schools on Monday and bus services to both cities have been suspended after regional highways were …

12 Sep 2005 description
report Xinhua

HANGZHOU, Sept 12, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The death toll inflicted by typhoon Khanun has risen to 14 in east China's Zhejiang Province and nine others are reported missing, according to the latest statistics from the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters Monday evening.

12 Sep 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/139

OCHA Situation Report No. 2

06 Sep 2005 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 181 countries.

In Brief

Period covered: 11 August 2005;

06 Sep 2005 description

Beijing (dpa) - The number of dead left in the wake of Typhoon Talim in China rose Tuesday to at least 99 with about 30 people still missing.

05 Sep 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0138
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Typhoon Talim - Floods

01 Sep 2005 description

Beijing (dpa) - Deadly Typhoon Talim drove ashore in China Friday with heavy rains and strong winds as 760,000 were evacuated in the provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang alone, media reports said.