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Romania Earthquake Dec 1991 UNDRO Situation Reports 1-2

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Situation Report
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UNDRO 91/1815

ROMANIA
EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
3 DECEMBER 1991

1. CLOSE TO 09.00HRS GMT ON MONDAY 2 DECEMBER 1991, AN EARTHQUAKE (5.7 ON RICHTER SCALE) AFFECTED AREA NEXT TO TOWN OF TIMISOARA IN WESTERN ROMANIA.

2. TENTATIVE INFORMATION INDICATES NO DEAD, FIVE INJURED, MORE THAN 1,500 HOMELESS, DAMAGE TO HOUSING.

3. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE MONITORING SITUATION.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA +

UNDRO TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-731.02.11
UNDRO EMERGENCY TEL.NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS):
+41-22-733.20.10

UNDRO DESK OFFICER: E. HAEGGLUND, EXT: 3299
UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733.56.23
UNDRO ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET ID UNX008

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UNDRO 91/1834

ROMANIA
EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
6 DECEMBER 1991

SITUATION

1. EARTHQUAKE THAT OCCURRED ON 2 DECEMBER 91, AFFECTED TOWNS/VILLAGES IN PROVINCE TIMIS, MAINLY VOITEG.

2. SOME 1,000 BUILDINGS (FAMILY HOUSING, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES) TOTALLY OR PARTIALLY DESTROYED. 4.000 PERSONS HOMELESS, INCLUDING OLD PEOPLE AND CHILDREN.

NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

3. LOCAL AUTHORITIES CANNOT COPE AND HAVE REQUESTED ASSISTANCE FROM GOVT. MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS HAS EXPRESSED NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE AS INTERNAL ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES MAKE NATIONAL RESOURCES INSUFFICIENT TO RENDER ASSISTANCE REQUIRED.

4. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE HAS CONFIRMED NEED FOR EXTERNAL ASSSISTANCE AND IS IN CONTACT WITH AUTHORITIES TO HAVE EMERGENCY RELIEF NEEDS QUANTIFIED AND TO ASCERTAIN WHAT RELIEF ITEMS CAN BE BOUGHT LOCALLY.

5. AT THIS STAGE, UNDRO APPEALS FOR CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO MEET PART OF IMMEDIATE NEEDS THROUGH LOCAL PURCHASING.

6. DONORS ARE KINDLY REQUESTED TO TRANSFER CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETE DE BANQUE SUISSE, CASE POSTALE 2770, CH-1211 GENEVA 2, UNOG TRUST FUND, ACCOUNT NO. CO-590.160.1, REF: EARTQUAKE ROMANIA.

7. CONTRIBUTIONS


UN SYSTEM
USDLR
UNDRO
EMERGENCY GRANT
25,000

8. FOR COORDINATION PURPOSES, PLEASE INFORM UNDRO IMMEDIATLEY ON
PLEDGES/CONTRIBUTIONS (SPECIFYING VALUE BY ITEM), AS INDICATED
BELOW.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA +

UNDRO TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-731.02.11
UNDRO EMERGENCY TEL.NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS):
+41-22-733.20.10

UNDRO DESK OFFICER: E. HAEGGLUND, EXT: 3299

UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733.56.23
UNDRO ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET ID UNX008

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