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08 Dec 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2687
U.S.S.R. - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
8 DECEMBER 1988

1. MAJOR EARTHQUAKE OF RICHTER MAGNITUDE 6.9 OCCURRED IN NORTHERN PART OF THE ARMENIAN SSR AT 11.40 HRS ON 7 DECEMBER CAUSING DESTRUCTION CORRESPONDING TO MERCALLI INTENSITY SCALE DEGREE IX. PRELIMINARY EPICENTRE DETERMINATION LATITUDE 41.2 N, LONGITUDE 44.1 E.

2. SERIOUS DAMAGE AND WIDESPREAD LOSS OF LIFE HAS BEEN REPORTED IN FOLLOWING CITIES:

01 Dec 1988 description

OFDA directed an unprecedented number of disaster relief operations during FY 1988. In all, OFDA responded to 60 disasters during the fiscal year. ranging frorn drought to flooding. An ammunition dump accident to a toxic waste incident, epidemics to civil strife, earthquakes to volcanic eruptions. landslides to insect infestations. Disaster

01 Dec 1988 description

The aim of this document, "The Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols-Basic Rules", is to provide a condensed synthesis of the rules of international humanitarian law in armed conflicts as contained in these legal instruments. This presentation itself is preceded by a summary which sets out, as simply and briefly as possible, the fundamental rules which are the basis of these treaties and the law of armed conflicts as a whole.

30 Nov 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2644
BANGLADESH - CYCLONE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
30 NOVEMBER 1988

1. CYCLONE WITH WIND SPEEDS ABOVE 150 KM PER HOUR CROSSED INLAND OVER PATUAKHALI/KHULUA COAST NIGHT 29 NOVEMBER ENDING IN CYCLONIC STORM OVER MADARIPUR DISTRICT, SOUTH OF DHAKA. INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM UNDRO/UNDP RESREP VIA TELEPHONE, TELEX NOT FUNCTIONING DUE TO WIND DAMAGE, SO FAR INDICATE LIKELIHOOD OF TRAIL OF CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO STANDING CROP, HOUSES AND INSTALLATIONS.

29 Nov 1988 description

UNDRO 88/2631



GABON - INONDATIONS - RAPPORT DE SITUATION NO. 1
29 NOVEMBRE 1988

SITUATION
27 Nov 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2606

SOUTH THAILAND - FLOODS/MUDSLIDES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
27 NOVEMBERR 1988

1. TORRENTIAL MONSOON RAINS HAVE TRIGGERED MAJOR MUDSLIDES IN THE REGION OF NAKHON SI THAMMARAT PROVINCE, SOUTH THAILAND. INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE SEVERAL HUNDRED PERSONS KILLED, A LARGER NUMBER STILL MISSING, SEVERAL THOUSAND AFFECTED, AND CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE CAUSED TO HOUSING, ROADS, BRIDGES, PUBLIC STRUCTURES.

09 Nov 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2488

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOON SKIP
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
9 NOVEMBER 1988

1. ON 7 NOVEMBER TYPHOON 'SKIP' WITH CENTER WINDS UP TO 175 KM/H HIT PHILIPPINES AND TRIGGERED LANSLIDES AND FLOODS. MOST AFFECTED AREAS ARE NATIONAL CAPITAL, SOUTHERN TAGALOG, BICOL AND WESTERN VISAYAS WHICH HAVE NOT YET RECOVERED FROM DAMAGE BY TYPHOON RUBY. DISRUPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS ARE HAMPERING DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

2. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS: 38 DEAD, 148,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED, MORE THAN 6,000 HOUSES DAMAGED/DESTROYED.

08 Nov 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2473
CHINA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
8 NOVEMBER 1988

1. ON 6 NOVEMBER EARTHQUAKE 7.6 DEGREE ON RICHTER SCALE HIT SOUTHWEST CHINA IN LANCANG AND MENGLIAN COUNTIES OF YUNNAN PROVINCE. EPICENTRE 23 DEGREES NORTH, 101 DEGREES EAST. NUMBER OF AFTERSHOCKS STILL CONTINUING. LANCANG HAS POPULATION OF 392,000 AND LOCATED 400KM SOUTH OF KUNMING, CAPITAL CITY OF PROVINCE NEAR BURMESE BORDER. ROADS LINKING TOWN OF SIMAO TO DISASTER AREA HAVE BEEN CUT. SIMAO HAS NEAREST CIVIL AIRPORT TO AFFECTED AREA.

01 Nov 1988 description

UNDRO 88/2418
PANAMA - HURRICANE JOAN
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1

01 Nov 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2425
VIET NAM - TYPHOONS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
- 1 NOVEMBER 1988 -

1. TYPHOONS HIT COASTAL PROVINCES ON 10 AND 23 OCTOBER WITH
MAXIMUM WINDSPEEDS OF 80 AND 110 KM PER HOUR, AND HEAVY RAINS
FELL BETWEEN 11 AND 18 OCTOBER. IN MOST AFFECTED NGHE TINH
PROVINCE, FLOODS REPORTED AFTER FIRST TYPHOON AND HEAVY RAINS
WHICH MEARSURED 900 MM. OTHER PROVINCES AFFECTED ARE BINH TRI
THIEN, NGHIA BINH, PHU KHANH, QUANG NAM DANANG AND THANH HOA.

2. PRELIMINARY GOVERNMENT FIGURES INDICATE AT LEAST 90 DEAD AND

31 Oct 1988 description

Note: Map production date estimated.

24 Oct 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2326

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOON RUBY
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
24 OCTOBER 1988

1. ON 23 OCTOBER, TYPHOON RUBY (LOCALLY CALLED UNSANG) WITH WINDS OF 120 KM/H HIT NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO ABOUT 800 KM SOUTH OF MANILA. HEAVY RAINS CAUSED FLASH FLOODS OF AGUSAN RIVER.

2. CIVIL DEFENCE REPORTS 5 VILLAGES AFFECTED. IN AGSUN, 5 INJURED, 852 PEOPLE (142 FAMILIES) RENDERED HOMELESS.

3. LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL DISASTER COORDINATING COUNCILS CARRIED OUT RELIEF OPERATIONS PROVIDING WITH CANNED GOODS, DRIED FISH, RICE WHICH WERE DONATED BY NGOS INITIALLY.

20 Oct 1988 description

UNDRO 88/2297

GUATEMALA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 OCTOBER 1988

1. SEISMIC ACTIVITY WHICH BEGAN ON 15 OCTOBER, HAS BEEN AFFECTING CHIMALTENANGO AREA, ABOUT 50 KMS WEST OF CAPITAL CITY. END OF SEISMIC ACTIVITY NOT FORESEEN FOR NEAR FUTURE, ALTHOUGH NOT HIGHLY INTENSE.
2. 1,550 PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS. SERIOUS DAMAGE CAUSED TO HOUSES. DIFFICULTIES IN SUPPLYING DRINKING WATER.

3. NATIONAL EMERGENCY COMMITTEE REQUESTS SUPPORT FOR PROVIDING CLOTHING AND CORRUGATED IRON SHEETS.

18 Oct 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2280
TROPICAL STORM JOAN
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
18 OCTOBER 1988

04 Oct 1988 description

UNDRO 88/2148

INDIA - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 OCTOBER 1988

SITUATION

1. CONTINUOUS TORRENTIAL RAINS IN HILLS SINCE 21 SEPTEMBER CAUSING HEAVY FLOODS IN NORTHWESTERN INDIA. VAST AREAS IN PUNJAB, HARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, JAMMU AND KASHMIR AND DELHI INUNDATED CAUSING WIDESPREAD LOSS OF LIFE, DAMAGE TO CROPS/PROPERTY AND PARALYSING SURFACE AND AIR TRAFFIC.

2. MEDIA REPORT DEATH TOLL REACHING 174 IN FOUR AFFECTED STATES.

22 Sep 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2047

CYCLONE GILBERT - HAITI
UNDRO RAPPORT DE SITUATION NO 1
22 SEPTEMBRE 1988

SITUATION

1. GOUVERNEMENT A DEMANDE A L'UNDRO DE LANCER UN APPEL A L'AIDE INTERNATIONALE EN FAVEUR POPULATION TOUCHEE PAR CYCLONE GILBERT DANS REGIONS SUD DE HAITI.

2. ANSE-A-VEAU, CAMP-PERRIN, CAVAILLON, CAYES, ILE-A-VACHE, JACMEL, JEREMIE, KENSCOFF, PORT-SALUT SONT PARMI LES COMMUNAUTES FRAPPEES PAR LE CYCLONE.

21 Sep 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2043

HURRICANE GILBERT - HAITI
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
21 SEPTEMBER 1988

SITUATION

1. GOVT. HAS REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR POPULATION AFFECTED BY HURRICANE GILBERT IN SOUTHERN PARTS OF HAITI.

2. AMONGST COMMUNITIES AFFECTED ARE ANSE-A-VEAU, CAMP-PERRIN, CAVAILLON, CAYES, ILE-A-VACHE, JACMEL, JEREMIE, KENSCOFF, PORT-SALUT.

3. ROADS LEADING SOUTH BEING CLEARED. ELECTRICITY SYSTEM REPAIRED. TELCON WITH LES CAYES REESTABLISHED. TELCON JACMEL-JEREMIE UNDER REPAIR.

14 Sep 1988 description


UNDRO 88/1959
BENIN - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
14 SEPTEMBER 1988

SITUATION

1. OVERFLOWING OF RIVERS OEME AND NIGER HAVE CAUSED FLOODS IN PROVINCES ZOU AND BORGOU.

2. 70, 000 PEOPLE AFFECTED OF WHOM 16, 000 HOMELESS.

3. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION INDICATES LOSS 30, 000 HA CROPS AND 25, 000 MT CEREALS. CATTLE DROWNED. HOUSING AND ROADS/TRACKS DAMAGED/DESTROYED.

4. CIVIL DEFENCE PROVIDING INITIAL RELIEF ASSSISTANCE. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE PREPARING VISIT TO AREAS AFFECTED AND INTER-AGENCY EVALUATION.

14 Sep 1988 description


UNDRO 88/1958
BENIN - INONDATIONS
RAPPORT D'INFORMATION DE L'UNDRO NO. 1
14 SEPTEMBRE 1988

SITUATION

1. CRUES FLEUVES OUEME ET NIGER ONT CAUSE INONDATIONS DANS PROVINCES ZOU ET BORGOU.

2. 70.000 PERSONNES TOUCHEES DONT 16.000 SANS ABRI.

3. INFORMATIONS PRELIMINAIRES INDIQUENT PERTE DE 30.000 HA RECOLTE ET 25.000 T CEREALES. CHEPTEL NOYE. HABITATIONS ET PISTES ENDOMMAGEES/DETRUITES.