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11 Aug 1999 description

Program Overview

Canada has a long-standing tradition of providing assistance to the victims of both human-caused and natural disasters. For Canadians, humanitarian assistance is less an act of charity than it is an expression of our collective values, culture and vision of how a community of nations can cooperate during periods of crisis. Canada's humanitarian assistance is seen as an important and visible manifestation of our country's investment in global peace and human security.

06 Aug 1999 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/ 0106
Hungary - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 5
6 August 1999

1. Following the completion of an in-depth assessment of the damage caused by recent floods, the Government of Hungary has provided the following information on the total damage:

- number of affected counties: 14
- number of affected localities: 218
- size of affected population: 40,000 people
- buildings owned by local governments: 1,300 buildings - HUF 9.193 million (USD 38,7 million).
- private houses: 17,000 houses - HUF 6.061 million (USD 25,5 million).

27 Jul 1999 description

Ref: GVA/99/0093
Hungary Floods
OCHA Situation Report No.4

19 Jul 1999 description

Ref: GVA/99/0085
Hungary Floods
OCHA Situation Report No.3

18 Mar 1999 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0049
Hungary Floods
OCHA Situation Report No.2

10 Mar 1999 description

Ref: 99/0045
Hungary Floods
OCHA Situation Report No.1
10 March 1999

General Situation

1. Extraordinary snowfalls in February 1999 in Hungary have been followed by quick melting of snow which is causing significant flooding in eastern Hungary. In the past two weeks the threatened area was growing day by day, and, in accordance with the information received by OCHA from Hungary, the number of settlements to be protected from inland waters on 09 March 1999 was more than sevenfold of the number recorded on 23 February 1999.