Nicaragua

Nicaragua - Volcanic Eruption Situation Report No.3

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
Ref: DHAGVA - 95/0564
SITUATION

1. PROLONGED VOLCANIC ACTIVITY CONTINUES TO BE MONITORED BY NICARAGUAN, SWISS AND USA

2. EVALUATION OF DAMAGE CARRIED OUT IN 15 MOST AFFECTED RURAL COMMUNITIES CONSISTING OF 994 FAMILIES (6,144 PERSONS). REGIONAL ECONOMIC LOSSES ESTIMATED AT USDLRS 722,000 IN AGRICULTURE, ROAD NETWORK, HOUSING AND HEALTH.

3. NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES COOPERATING WITH REDCROSS AND NGOS IN RELIEF OPERATIONS AND IN DIVERTING RESOURCES TO MEET EMERGENCY NEEDS. EFFORTS FOCUSSING IN CLEARING TOWN OF LEON (94,000 INHABITANTS) FROM ASH FALL IN ORDER TO PREVENT SPREAD OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES, NOTABLY AMONG CHILDREN.

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

4. ITALIAN GOVERNMENT GAVE CASH CONTRIBUTION THROUGH DHA OF USDLRS 100,000 FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF REQUIREMENTS.

5. WFP PROVIDED 4,500 EMERGENCY FOOD RATIONS TO 223 EVACUATED FAMILIES IN TEMPORARY SHELTERS. THIS HELP WILL EXTEND FOR TWO WEEKS. WFP FOOD FOR WORK PROJECTS ARE FORESEEN AFTER EMERGENCY PHASE FOR VICTIMS INVOLVED IN REHABILITATION WORK.

6. NIPPON FOUNDATION DONATED USDLRS 20,000 CASH THROUGH DHA FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS.

7. REDCROSS PROVIDED CLEARING TOOLS. MSF GRANTED EMERGENCY FOOD.

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

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

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DPR 310 NIC'95 (1)