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04 May 2007 description

This report covers the period of 1/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 a two-year planning and appeal process.

30 Apr 2007 description


Regional: Early recovery efforts are underway across several countries in the region after months of emergency efforts. More than a million people's livelihoods are still fragile due to a loss of crops and other assets in Madagascar, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. Humanitarian agencies are concerned about the ability of communities to rebound from these disasters.

Madagascar: Cyclone Jaya hit the northeastern coast of Madagascar on 3 April, resulting in more crop damage and further complicating relief efforts.

29 Jan 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund


Emergencies, in the form of natural disasters and new or protracted conflict, continued to extract a toll on the lives of children and women around the world. Massive flooding in the Horn of Africa and the multiple typhoons in South Asia were typical of the ever more frequent occurrence of floods, typhoons and earthquakes that have affected thousands of families in 2006. While in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the occupied Palestinian territory, Sri Lanka and the Sudan, women and children continue to be impacted by the reverberating crossfire of conflict.

29 Jan 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund


Les situations d'urgence, qu'elles prennent la forme de catastrophes naturelles ou de conflits, continuent d'avoir des conséquences dramatiques sur la vie des enfants et des femmes dans le monde. Les inondations massives dans la Corne de l'Afrique et les nombreux typhons en Asie du Sud illustrent la multiplication sans précédent des catastrophes naturelles qui ont touché des milliers de familles en 2006.

13 Nov 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


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

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

09 Oct 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Daniel Dickinson

GRAND COMORE, Comoros, 9 October 2006 - UNICEF has been working with more than 100 villages on the island of Grand Comore to ensure continued access to safe, clean water following yet another eruption of the notoriously active volcano, Mount Karthala.

Karthala's recent eruptions - two in the last year and a half - have polluted the island's fragile water source and left the island covered in debris.

Tahir, 14, still has a rasping cough from inhaling volcanic ash, as well as disturbing memories of the event.

"I was scared but my father told …

02 Jun 2006 description
report Afrol

Mount Karthala, one of the world's most active volcanoes, this week again scared residents on the major Comoran island, Grand Comore. An impressive but risk-less lava eruption brought back memories from December last year, when 200,000 islanders had to flee and toxic ashes polluted water, soils and pastures. Geologists on Grand Comore now say the lava stream has stopped and hold the eruption is over - for this time.

02 Jun 2006 description

MORONI, June 2 (Reuters) - A volcanic eruption that shook the Indian Ocean island of Grande Comore this week has ended, and molten lava in the volcano's crater is cooling off and solidifying, an expert on said Friday.

30 May 2006 description

JOHANNESBURG, 30 May 2006 (IRIN) - On Grande Comoro, largest of the three islands in Indian Ocean archipelago, Mount Karthala is colouring the sky red as volcanic activity continues. Initial fears of a full-blown eruption and lava flow have calmed, but authorities remain on the alert.

The 300,000 people on the island have been admiring the glow above the crater in the night sky since Sunday, but have stayed put.

Piet Paxton, a spokesperson for the African Union Mission for Support to the Elections in the Comoros (AMISEC), told IRIN, "It is a boiling pot up there - a lava lake is …

30 May 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0088
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Comoros - Karthala Volcano

29 May 2006 description

Johannesburg_(dpa) _ Hundreds of people were fleeing as one of the world's tallest volcanoes erupted on the Comoros islands in the Indian Ocean off Mozambique, news reports said Monday.

Lava was seen bubbling from the top of 2,300-metre Mount Kartala on the largest island of Njazidja early in the day, creating fear among the people in the nearby capital of Moroni.

"We had the opportunity very early this morning to fly over the volcano.

29 May 2006 description

Here are five facts about the Mount Karthala volcano on the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros, which threatened further eruption as lava bubbled atop it on Monday:

28 May 2006 description

By Ahmed Ali Amir

MORONI, May 28 (Reuters) - Lava spewed from a volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Grande Comore on Sunday, lighting up the sky and sending scores of frightened residents onto the streets.

Residents of Moroni, the capital of the Comoros islands, said they could see lava at the top of 2,361-metre (7,746-ft) Mount Karthala, one of the world's largest active volcanoes.

"When I saw Karthala glowing we came out to see what was going on but I really don't know, I'm worried," said 35-year-old Houmadu Saindou.

Karthala last erupted in April …