Nicaragua

Nicaragua - Volcanic Eruption Situation Report No.1

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
Ref: DHAGVA - 95/0559
GOVT REQUEST INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE: APPEAL FOR BASIC RELIEF SUPPLIES AND FOOD ITEMS

1. THE VOLCANO CERRO NEGRO (SITUATED 10 KM OUTSIDE OF CITY OF LEON) ERUPTED ON 21 NOVEMBER 1995. SINCE THAT DATE STEADY INCREASE OF VOLCANIC ACTIVITIES.

2. 12,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED OF WHOM 6,000 HAVE BEEN EVACUATED BY THE GOVT TO FIND SHELTER IN SCHOOLS AND MISSIONS.

3. GOVT HAS SUBMITTED TO DHA ITEMIZED LIST OF RELIEF SUPPLIES AND FOOD ITEMS THAT COULD BE BOUGHT LOCALLY/REGIONALLY WITH CASH CONTRIBUTIONS.

4. GOVTS WISHING TO CONTRIBUTE IN-KIND ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT DHA FOR INDICATION OF ITEMS NEEDED.

5. DHA IS PREPARED TO SERVE AS CHANNEL FOR CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE USED DURING IMMEDIATE RELIEF PHASE. FUNDS ARE SPENT IN COORDINATION WITH RELEVANT ORGANIZATIONS OF U.N. SYSTEM, AND DHA PROVIDES DONOR GOVERNMENTS WITH WRITTEN CONFIRMATION ON UTILIZATION OF FUNDS CONTRIBUTED.

6. FUNDS SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO DHA ACCOUNT NO. C0-590.160.1 AT SWISS BANK CORPORATION, CASE POSTALE 2770, CH-1211 GENEVA 2, WITH REFERENCE: NICARAGUA/VOLCANIC ERUPTION.

7. CONTRIBUTIONS

UN USD
DHA 50,000

8. FOR COORDINATION PURPOSES, DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM DHA-GENEVA, AS INDICATED BELOW, OF BILATERAL RELIEF MISSIONS/PLEDGES/CONTRIBUTIONS AND THEIR CORRESPONDING VALUE BY ITEM.

TELEPHONE NO. +41-22-917-1234
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ONLY: TELEPHONE NO. +41-22-917-2010
DESK OFFICER: MR. E. HAEGGLUND, DIRECT TELEPHONE NO. +41-22-917-3299
PRESS TO CONTACT: MS. M. MOULIN-ACEVEDO, DIRECT TEL. +41-22--917-2856

TELEX: 414242 DHA CH
ELECTRONIC MAIL: DHAGVA@DHA.UNICC.ORG

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