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16 Dec 2003 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

15 Jan 1997 description

A 54-ton shipment of humanitarian relief supplies by Church World Service arrived in Cuba Jan. 2 -- the largest aid package for Hurricane Lili from an NGO.

06 Dec 1996 description

Disaster Bulletin 76358
FINANCIAL SUMMARY

- $150,000 Appeal
- 109,209 pounds of relief commodities valued at $187,149 scheduled for shipment by CWS early next week
- Estimated cost for shipment: $45,000
- Denominational support: $36,000

Thanks to the following denominations for support of this Appeal:

Christian Church (Disciple of Christ: $ 6,000
United Methodist Committee on Relief: $10,000

13 Nov 1996 description

The following is an excerpt from HUMANITARIAN NEWS, Issue 5/96
REF: DHAGVA - 96/0486

CUBA: RELIEF AND REHABILITATION CONTINUES

Despite the terrible damage caused by Hurricane Lili, the speedy introduction of preventive measures, among them evacuation of over 270,000 people, averted casualties or major injuries.

04 Nov 1996 description

By Frances Kerry

HAVANA, Nov 2 (Reuter) - Cuba said on Saturday it was not accepting part of a planeload of food aid for victims of Hurricane Lili sent by Cuban-Americans because packages had been adorned with political, ''counter-revolutionary'' slogans.

The government said in a statement published in the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma that it had decided to accept ''all the cargo that does not have political inscriptions and suggestive, provocative and counter-revolutionary messages.'' This amounted to about three quarters of the aid.

01 Nov 1996 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0474

28 Oct 1996 description

CUBA: HURRICANE LILI
Preliminary appeal no. 16/96 information bulletin no. 01 period covered: 22-27 October

24 Oct 1996 description

(Temporarily waives ban on direct U.S.-Cuban flights) (370)

WASHINGTON -- A ban on direct flights from the United States to Cuba will be lifted temporarily to allow one air shipment of aid for victims of Hurricane Lili, the State Department has announced.

Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said Oct. 23 the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control had approved an application from Catholic Relief Services of Baltimore, Maryland, to charter an emergency humanitarian flight to deliver supplies to Cuba.

President Clinton banned U.S.

24 Oct 1996 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0436
1. After initial assessment in the health sector, the Ministry of Health of Cuba reports the following damage:

a) Infrastructure: damage caused to 21 hospitals, dozens of clinics, 6 geriatric facilities.8 pharmaceutical warehouses destroyed. Two hospitals totally evacuated and 25% of the beds in three main hospitals lost.

b) Water supply: throughout most of the country, the water supply has been contaminated, and there is a threat of the water-borne infections for 70,000 affected people in shelters.

23 Oct 1996 description

HAVANA (Reuter) - U.S. authorities are waiving a ban on direct flights from the United States to Cuba to allow a Catholic
Church charity to send a planeload of aid to help victims of Hurricane Lili, a Cuban charity said.

Rolando Suarez, director of the Cuban Catholic organization Caritas Cubana, told reporters authorization had been given by

22 Oct 1996 description
report American Red Cross

Washington, October 22, 1996 - Battering winds and torrential rains from Hurricane Lili forced large scale evacuation of
almost 200,000 people in central and western Cuba and caused severe damage to homes, public buildings, industry, agriculture
and infrastructure. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation) has issued an
international appeal for $1.7 million for assistance to 100,000 people over the next six months.


22 Oct 1996 description

CUBA: HURRICANE LILI
THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 2,000,000 TO ASSIST 100,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR SIX MONTHS

19 Oct 1996 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0427
1. HURRICANE LILI STRUCK SEVERAL CUBAN PROVINCES ON 17-18 OCTOBER. HURRICANE WARNING IN CUBA DISCONTINUED AT 06H00 UTC ON 19 OCTOBER 1996.

2. ACCORDING TO CIVIL DEFENSE REPORTS, SEA PENETRATIONS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED ON CUBA'S SOUTHWESTERN COAST. WINDS HAVE DAMAGED AT LEAST 1000 HOMES IN THE SOUTHERN CUBAN'S ISLE OF YOUTH. URBAN DAMAGE REPORTS ON THE REST OF THE TERRITORIES IS STILL PENDING, ALTHOUGH THE CIVIL DEFENSE AUTHORITIES WARNED THAT SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE BUILDINGS HAVE SUSTAINED HEAVY DAMAGES IN SOME AREAS.