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18 Dec 2006 description

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population :

1.1. - Rationale :

The Caribbean region experiences multiple natural disasters. Tropical storms often take the form of a hurricane1, and the hurricane season lasts for six months. There are also floods, flash floods, tsunamis, landslides and mudslides. Some islands suffer from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The physical risk is combined with socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, fast demographic growth and great poverty.

14 Jul 2006 description

Private funds will support reconstruction, aid to children

By Lauren Monsen, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - The chief executive officers (CEOs) of four U.S. corporations jointly announced on July 13 that their firms would distribute $3.8 million in grants to assist the victims of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, which devastated the Central America and Mexico region.

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06 Jul 2006 description

In mid-November 2005, as the destruction from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita continued to dominate the public's attention in the United States and Canada, Tropical Storm Gamma hovered off the coast of Honduras, bringing devastating flooding and mudslides.

31 May 2006 description

In Brief

Appeal target: CHF 2,439,411 (USD 1,923,019 or EUR 1,581,564);

Appeal coverage: 74.4%.

This Annual Report reflects activities implemented over a one-year period; they form part of, and are based on, longer-term, multi-year planning (refer below to access the detailed logframe documents).

19 May 2006 description

Rumsfeld says U.S. forces are helping in Djibouti, Asia and elsewhere

30 Apr 2006 description


Summary of current food security conditions

28 Apr 2006 description


Context
Over the last 10 years Honduras has been affected by a series of natural disasters (hurricanes, droughts, floods) that, combined with the impact of adverse economic events (the coffee crisis, the price of fuel), have significantly affected the lives and the livelihoods of thousands of families, whose ability to generate income and produce food for household consumption has decreased. This dynamic has increased food insecurity and vulnerability especially in regard to poor families who make up close to 60 percent of the Honduran population.

13 Jan 2006 description

0113-05-001

WASHINGTON, DC - The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season brought an unprecedented 13 hurricanes, of which two, Stan and Beta, along with Tropical Storm Gamma, devastated parts of Central America and Southern Mexico. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed more than $14 million to these countries in relief and reconstruction aid. Through USAID and the Department of Defense, the total U.S.

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)

21 Dec 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. For more information: www.ifrc.org

01 Dec 2005 description
report UN News Service

In the wake of tropical storm Gamma, which left at least 34 people dead and almost 90,000 affected in Honduras, the United Nations system in the country has dispatched five assessment teams to scope out long-term damage from flooding and mudslides.

Gamma struck Honduras on 19 November 2005, right behind deadly hurricanes Stan, Wilma and Beta, all of which caused great havoc around the Caribbean and Central America.

01 Dec 2005 description

CAFOD has pledged support for those communities affected in Honduras, following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Gamma.

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.

30 Nov 2005 description

Seeks private sector aid for region's victims of natural disasters

30 Nov 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0208
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Tropical Storm Gamma - Honduras