Honduras: Tropical Storm Gamma - Nov 2005
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.
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Amount of Decision: EUR 6,000,000
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.
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.
Appeal target: CHF 2,439,411 (USD 1,923,019 or EUR 1,581,564);
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Summary of current food security conditions
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.
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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.
"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)
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.
CAFOD has pledged support for those communities affected in Honduras, following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Gamma.
(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.
Seeks private sector aid for region's victims of natural disasters
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0208
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Tropical Storm Gamma - Honduras