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09 Jan 2003 description

During the 20th century, Haiti was hit by more than 16 cyclones, 25 floods, 7 droughts and a disastrous earthquake. Haiti's geographic location in the Caribbean, and the ongoing political and economic crisis have been the root causes for the country's high level of vulnerability. After Hurricane Georges in 1998, where nearly 200 people were killed, UNDP, in close cooperation with other international donors, UN agencies and multilateral and bilateral donors, initiated support to the government with three main objectives:

15 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0468

HAITI - TROPICAL STORM
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
15 NOVEMBER 1994

1. TROPICAL STORM GORDON CAUSED HEAVY RAINS, FLOODING AND MUDSLIDES, IN PARTICULAR IN SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

2. PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATED ALMOST 50 DEAD, DAMAGE TO HOUSING, ELECTRICAL SUPPLY SYSTEM AND ROAD NETWORK.

3. SO FAR, GOVERNMENT HAS NOT REQUESTED UNDHA TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

+ DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - GENEVA +

TELEPHONE NO. +41-22/917.12.34