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Secretary-General to Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction

Press Release SG/SM/7060 - 19990706 DESPITE DEDICATED EFFORTS, NUMBER AND COST OF NATURAL DISASTERS CONTINUE TO RISE Following are remarks of Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of the...

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Brazil - Roraima fires and drought

CWS/ACT APPEAL: BRAZIL - RORAIMA FIRES AND DROUGHT (#976309) (In support of ACT Appeal #LABR81 for $374,379) May 22, 1998 SITUATION: The northern Brazilian state of Roraima, located along the border...

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Brazil - Roraima Fires & Drought - LABR81

Brazil - Roraima Fires & Drought - LABR81 Appeal Target : US$ 374,379 ($100,000 Donated To Date) - Total Project Value: US$ 1,633,379 Geneva, 15 May 1998 Dear Colleagues, The state of Roraima in...

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Brazil - El Niño Forest Fires OCHA Situation Report No. 3

Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0184 1. The UNDAC team, which has been in the State of Roraima since 31 March 1998, completed its mission to Roraima on 7 April 1998. The team carried out aerial and ground...

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Brazil outlines plans to fight future Amazon fires

By Julio Villaverde BRASILIA, April 7 (Reuters) - Brazil on Tuesday announced plans to prevent and fight fires in the Amazon amid concern that a recent environmental disaster in the northern state of...

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Rain douses Brazil's Amazon fires but risk persists

By William Schomberg BRASILIA, April 1 (Reuters) - Rain has put out virtually all the fires raging in the savannah and jungles of Brazil's northern Amazon, but one official warned on Wednesday there...

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Brazil - El Niño Forest Fires OCHA Situation Report No. 2

Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0178 UNDAC TEAM 1. At the request of the Government of Brazil, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has dispatched a United Nations Disaster Assessment and...

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Burning jungles pollute the world's remote spaces

A group of American scientists have likened the smog caused by Asian, Australian and South American bushfires to the smog that makes Los Angeles air, the dirtiest in America. Nobel Laureate F...

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Rains fall on burning Amazon after shamans' ritual

By William Schomberg BRASILIA, March 31 (Reuters) - Rain fell on Tuesday in various areas of Brazil's northern Amazon ravaged by huge savanna and forest fires, just hours after two Indian shamans...

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Brazil, UN delay decision on aid for Amazon fires

By William Schomberg BRASILIA, March 30 (Reuters) - Brazil and the United Nations held emergency talks on Monday about using international aid to fight huge fires in the northern Amazon, but...

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Brazil - El Niño Forest Fires OCHA Situation Report No. 1

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 98/0176 1. Following a request of the Government of Brazil for assistance to combat the forest fires that are presently devastating areas in the state of Roraima in Brazil, the Office...

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