Applications of the Toolkit Point to Developmental and Environmental Problems in the Region As Well As Possible Solutions
Following an unusually long summer dry spell ("canicula"), with consequent serious damage on the first season crops, the country has been hit by heavy rains and flooding caused by the passage of Hurricane "Keith". It is reported that the capital of Tegucigalpa and neighbouring areas have been particularly affected by the rains. Planting of the 2000/01 second season coarse grain crops has been disrupted as a consequence of the phenomenon.
Este material es fruto de la campaña de sensibilización Escuelas, puentes de solidaridad
GOAL became involved in Honduras in the wake of hurricane Mitch which devastated huge areas of the country in October 1998. Following initial emergency relief work GOAL took on the construction of 600 houses and latrines in the Comayagua region.
WASHINGTON, DC 20523
period covered: 1 July - 30 September 2000
The World Food Programme wishes to thank donors for their continued generosity. This year donors have contributed over US $ 1.3 billion, and WFP has used these resources to mobilise over 3.1 million tons of food aid distributed to needy people.
Thousands of lives could be saved in the developing world and millions of pounds of aid money made to stretch further by preparing vulnerable communities at risk from natural disaster to save their own lives. That is the conclusion of a new report launched today (Saturday October 28) by aid agency Tearfund on the second anniversary of Hurricane Mitch, which killed 10,000 people and left a further three million people dependent upon aid.
Over one and a half million people and 192 healthcare structures in four Central American countries supported by MSF.
Han transcurrido dos años desde que el Huracán Mitch arrasara Centroamérica a fuerza de lluvia y viento. Dos años en los que Cruz Roja Española ha venido trabajando de la mano con la Cruz Roja de Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y El Salvador y con los propios destinatarios de los proyectos, primero para garantizar sus necesidades básicas, a través de las distribuciones de ayuda humanitaria y posteriormente a través de la planificación y puesta en marcha de proyectos de rehabilitación y de desarrollo.
By Andrew Winning
TAMPICO, Mexico, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Hurricane Keith was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed up Mexico's Gulf coast on Thursday, having claimed at least 16 lives and caused some $200 million in damage during its rampage through Central America.
At 7 p.m. (0000 GMT on Friday), the storm's winds had weakened as it moved inland, the center being located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the U.S.
Geneva, 2 October 2000
From IOM Press Briefing Notes
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0183
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
The Caribbean - Hurricane "Keith" and Tropical Storm "Joyce"
Rome, September 2000
MANAGUA. The Operations Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in its Rome headquarters, Jean-Jacques Graisse, today approved a food assistance package, called Emergency Operation 6286, for natural disaster mitigation in Nicaragua and Honduras.
Moving to Safety
From IOM PRESS BRIEFING NOTES