Honduras

Honduras Floods Nov 1990 UNDRO Situation Reports 1 - 5

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UNDRO 90/1756

HONDURAS - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
13 NOVEMBER 1990

AAA) UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT HEAVY RAINS IN HONDURAS LAST WEEK HAVE FLOODED EXTENSIVE AREAS NORTHERN PART OF COUNTRY AND AFFECTED SEVERAL CITIES. PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES INDICATE 30,000 PERSONS (65 PERCENT CHILDREN) FACING HARDSHIP AND
12,000 IN EMERGENCY SHELTER.

BBB) CITIES SERIOUSLY AFFECTED AS FOLLOWS:

DEPARTMENT OF CORTES: CHOLOMA, VILLANUEVA, PIMIENTA AND POTRERILLOS
DEPARTMENT OF YORO: EL PROGRESO AND SANTA RITA
DEPARTMENT OF GRACIAS A DIOS: BRUS LAGUNA AND PUERTO LEMPIRA

CCC) UNDRO, IN CONTACT WITH UN AGENCIES, CONTINUING TO MONITOR SITUATION.

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UNDRO 90/1765

HONDURAS - FLOODS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
14 NOVEMBER 1990 -

SITUATION

1. NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR EMERGENCY (COPEN) ESTIMATES DAMAGE IN ACUTELY AFFECTED NORTHERN PART OF COUNTRY (INCLUDES ONLY DEPTS. OF CORTES AND YORO, EXCLUDES DEPTS. OF COLON, SANTA
BARBARA, GRACIAS A DIOS AND EL PARAISO WHICH ARE NOW BEING ASSESSED) AS FOLLOWS:

- APPROX. 10,000 SQ. KM. AND OVER 950,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED

- 5 DEAD, 13,000 HOMELESS (60 PERCENT CHILDREN)

- EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO BANANA PLANTATIONS, SUGAR CANE, CATTLE
AND FOOD CROPS

- HOUSES, BRIDGES AND ROADS SEVERELY STRICKEN

2. PAHO REPORTS ALTHOUGH SANITARY SITUATION SEEMS UNDER CONTROL, HEALTH TEAMS ARE ASSESSING NEEDS IN FLOODED REGIONS. AN INCREASE IN MALARIA IS FEARED DURING COMING DAYS, AND
THERE IS A POTENTIAL RISK OF DENGUE FEVER.

REQUIREMENTS

3. GOVT HAS ASKED UNDRO TO LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL APPEAL FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, SPECIFICALLY:

- FOOD
- COOKING POTS/PANS
- BLANKETS
- CLOTHING
- MEDICINES
- TRANSPORTATION OF AID TO ISOLATED/AFFECTED AREAS

QUANTITIES BEING ASSESSED AS INDICATED BELOW AND WILL BE COMMUNICATED ASAP.

RELIEF ASSISTANCE

4. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN PERMANENT CONTACT WITH COPEN TO QUANTIFY NEEDS FOR ABOVE RELIEF ITEMS. UN DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM IS MEETING AND ESTABLISHING PROCEDURE TO ASSESS NEEDS/PROVIDE MOST ACCURATE ESTIMATES AND OTHER INFO.

5. AT GOVT REQUEST, UNDP WILL SERVE AS CONSIGNEE FOR ALL DONATIONS/EMERGENCY RELIEF. IT IS PROPOSED TO CHANNEL ALL AID RECEIVED THROUGH UNDRO TO NAT'L COORDINATOR FOR THE EMERGENCY.

6. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX 414242 DRO CH, FAX 41-22-7335623, OR UNIENET UNDROREG UNX008 OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS WITH INDICATION OF VALUE PER ITEM.

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UNDRO 90/1815

HONDURAS - FLOODS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 3
23 NOVEMBER 1990

1. ALTHOUGH RAINS STOPPED IN MOST OF NORTHERN AREA AND WATER HAS RECEDED IN SOME RIVERS, WEATHER FORECAST INDICATES FURTHER POSSIBLITY OF RAIN.

2. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE HELD UN DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM MEETING WITH LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES OF UNICEF, FAO, WHO, ITU, WFP, UNHCR, UNIDO TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION REGARDING STATUS OF THEIR ACTIVITIES AND COLLABORATION WITH GOVT.

3. AUTHORITIES SENT ASSESSMENT MISSION TO AFFECTED AREAS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF EMBASSIES, INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND UN TEAM. RESULTS WILL BE COMMUNICATED ASAP.

4. SO FAR EMERGENCY NEEDS ARE FOOD ITEMS, MEDICINES AND OTHER RELIEF GOODS RANGING FROM TENTS TO SOAP. MORE DETAILS EXPECTED ON RETURN ASSESSMENT MISSION.

5. UNDP HAS APPROVED USD 30,000 TO COVER TRANSPORTATION, HANDLING SERVICES. WFP PROVIDING 89 MT OF FOOD COMMODITIES (CORN, BEANS, PACKED-FISH AND VEGETABLE OIL).

6. USA DONATED OVER USD 100,000 IN FOOD, MEDICINES, CLOTHES AND TENTS.

7. RED CROSS SENT VOLUNTEERS AND RESCUE TEAMS FOR EVACUATION. LRCS MAKING AVAILABLE CHF 20,000.

8. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX 414242 DRO CH, FAX 41-22-7335623, OR UNIENET UNDROREG UNX008 OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS WITH INDICATION OF VALUE PER ITEM.

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UNDRO 90/1831

HONDURAS - FLOODS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 4
27 NOVEMBER 1990

1. GOVT OF HONDURAS HAS SUBMITTED THROUGH UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF EMERGENCY NEEDS INCLUDING FOODSTUFFS, MEDICINES, TENTS, BLANKETS, KITCHEN UTENSILS. DETAILS WITH UNDRO.

2. GOVT STRESSING URGENT NEED TO REPAIR HEAVILY DAMAGED BRIDGES.

3. UNDRO PROVIDING USD 15,000 EMERGENCY GRANT TO COVER LOCAL EXPENSES FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS. UNHCR DONATING 200 T SUGAR, 160 T VEGETABLE OIL (VIA DONATION FROM FRENCH GOVT) AND MEDICINES.

4. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX 414242 DRO CH, FAX 41-22-7335623, OR UNIENET UNDROREG UNX008 OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS WITH INDICATION OF VALUE PER ITEM.

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UNDRO 90/1894

HONDURAS - FLOODS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 5
5 DECEMBER 1990

1. DUE TO ADDITIONAL EXTENSIVE DAMAGE CAUSED BY RENEWED HEAVY RAINFALL, PRESIDENT OF HONDURAS DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR VALLE DE SULA, NORTHERN PART OF COUNTRY. PERMANENT NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR EMERGENCIES (COPEN) HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS COORDINATING BODY TO PLAN, REQUEST, MONITOR AND CARRY OUT ALL EMERGENCY AID AND REHABILITATION EFFORTS.

2. CURRENT NUMBER OF AFFECTED PERSONS IS 40,000. 6,000 PEOPLE RENDERED HOMELESS AND SEEKING SHELTER.

3. FOLLOWING IS SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS (UNTIL TODAY):

US DOLLARS
UNDRO
EMERGENCY GRANT FOR LOCAL EXPENSES
15,000
UNDP
EMERGENCY GRANT FOR TRANSPORTATION
30,000
UNHCR
200 MT SUGAR, 160 MT VEGETABLE OIL (VIA DONATION FROM FRENCH GOVT), MEDICINES
++
WFP
89 MT FOOD (CORN, BEANS, PACKED-FISH AND VEGETABLE OIL)
++
JAPAN
1,500 BLANKETS, 20 TENTS, 300 SLEEPING MATTRESSES, 20 GENERATORS, 40 TOOL SETS, 500 SHOVELS, 2 MEDICAL KITS
107,800
USA
FOOD, MEDICINES, CLOTHES AND TENTS
100,000
CARITAS/AUSTRIA
CASH
20,000
CARITAS/GERMANY
CASH
66,700
CARITAS/ITALY
CASH
8,800
CARITAS/USA
CASH
17,550
RED CROSS
VOLUNTEERS AND RESCUE TEAM
++
LRCS
CASH
15,385

++ VALUE NOT REPORTED TO UNDRO

4. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX 414242 DRO CH, FAX 41-22-7335623, OR UNIENET UNDROREG UNX008 OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS WITH INDICATION OF VALUE PER ITEM.

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