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30 Dec 1989 description
  1. Findings and intent.

(1) The Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia finds and declares that:

(a) Natural and man-made disasters kill and injure people, disrupt communities and the workings of government, destroy and damage property, cut off income and cause suffering of other kinds; and

29 Dec 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2532
BRAZIL - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
29 DECEMBER 1989

1. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS FOLLOWING:

A) RAINS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, PARTICULARLY HEAVY IN NORTHEAST AND CENTRAL REGIONS.

B) ACCORDING TO FEDERAL CIVIL DEFENCE, FOLLOWING DAMAGE:

28 Dec 1989 description

UNDRO 89/2525
AUSTRALIA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1

26 Dec 1989 description


ROMANIA EMERGENCY
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
26 DECEMBER 1989

1. INTRODUCTION

RECENT EVENTS IN ROMANIA ARE BEING WIDELY COVERED BY THE MEDIA THAT IS ALSO REPORTING ON THE BROAD HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN FURNISHED AND STILL CONTINUING. THIS INCLUDES INTERGOVERNMENTAL, BILATERAL, NGO AND PRIVATE INIATIVES, WHICH ARE ALSO BEING REPORTED BY THE MEDIA. THIS INITIAL REPORT CHIEFLY CONCERNS FOCAL POINTS FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE, NOTABLY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR, AS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO UNDRO AND WHO.

2. COORDINATION POINTS

16 Dec 1989 description

UNDRO 89/2467

EARTHQUAKE - PHILIPPINES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
16 DECEMBER 1989

1. MAJOR EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING 2:44 AM 16 DECEMBER (18:44, 15 DECEMBER GMT) OFF COAST MINDANAO ISLAND, APPROX. 260 KM NORTHEAST OF DAVAO OR 900 KM SOUTHEAST OF MANILA. MAGNITUDE MEASURED 7.3 ON RICHTER SCALE.

2. EPICENTRE 50 KM EAST OF BISLIG. REGION FAIRLY MOUNTAINOUS AND SPARSELY POPULATED. SO FAR MINOR DAMAGE REPORTED. POWER FAILURE EXPERIENCED 40 MINUTES. IN CONTACT UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE. DAMAGE NOT LIKELY TO INCREASE.

01 Dec 1989 description
report United Nations

The State Parties to this Protocol desire to undertake an international commitment to abolish the death penalty, as they believe that the abolition of the death penalty contributes to enhancement of human dignity and progressive development of human rights.

The Protocol is open for signature by any State that has signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

01 Dec 1989 description

There can be little doubt that disaster preparedness saves lives. Before noon on Dec. 7. 1988, an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck Soviet Armenia, killing at least 25,000 people according to official Soviet estimates. Less than one year later, an earthquake of similar magnitude jolted San Francisco, California, shortly before rush hour. However. this earthquake claimed fewer than 70 lives. In Armenia, most of the victims died when their multi-story apartment buildings crumbled and collapsed on them.

22 Nov 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2377

TYPHOON 'HUNT' - PHILIPPINES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
22 NOVEMBER 1989

1. TYPHOON 'HUNT' (LOCAL NAME UNSING) WITH WIND UP TO 150 KM/H FORECAST TO CROSS TODAY PROVINCES OF BATAAN, BULACAN, PAMPANGA AND NORTH OF METRO MANILA, WHICH HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY TYPHOONS IN OCTOBER.

2. COAST GUARD ISSUED WARNING TO ALL VESSELS. AIRLINES FLIGHTS TO/FROM MANILA TEMPORARILY CANCELLED. GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE OFFICES IN MANILA SUSPENDED ITS WORK TODAY.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 PHI

09 Nov 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2304

THAILAND TYPHOON 'GAY' -
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
9 NOVEMBER 1989

1. ON 3 NOVEMBER, TYPHOON 'GAY' HIT GULF OF THAILAND WITH WIND UP TO 120 KM/H AND LANDED CHUMPHON, WHICH CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGES. ROADS, RAILWAYS AND TELEPHONE LINKS WITH SOUTHERN PROVINCES WERE CUT OFF.

2. AFFECTED AREAS ARE CHUMPHON, NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, PHETCHABURI, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, RANONG, RAYONG, SONGKHLA AND SURAT THANI PROVINCES. MOST AFFECTED ARE CHUMPHON.

3. MINISTRY OF INTERIOR REPORTED ESTIMATED DAMAGE AS FOLLOWS:

01 Nov 1989 description
report United Nations

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is one of seven core international human rights treaties. Each of these treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties.

This Convention is supplemented by two Optional Protocols on the involvement of children in armed conflict, and the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

30 Oct 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2216
ALGERIA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
30 OCTOBER 1989

1. A STRONG EARTHQUAKE, PROVISIONALLY RECORDED AT 6.0 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, HIT NORTHERN ALGERIA ON 29 OCTOBER 1989 AT 20:10 HRS LOCAL TIME (19:10 GMT).

2. THE EPICENTER HAS BEEN LOCATED IN OUED DJER IN THE EL AFFROUN REGION 60 KM WEST OF ALGIERS CITY.

3. FIRST REPORTS FROM THE ALGERIAN CIVIL DEFENCE INDICATE 19 KILLED AND 250 INJURED. MOST OF THE VICTIMS AND DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE AREA OF TIPISA AND NADOR TOWNS (80 KM FROM ALGIERS).

20 Oct 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2166

TYPHOON 'ELSIE' - PHILIPPINES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 OCTOBER 1989

1. TYPHOON ELSIE (LOCAL NAME TASING) HIT NORTHERN LUZON WITH WINDS OF UP TO 205 KM/H ON 19 OCTOBER AFTERNOON LOCAL TIME.

2. AFFECTED AREAS ARE BATAAN, BENGUET, IFUGAO, ISABELA, KALINGA- APAYAO, LA UNION, NUEVA VIZCAYA AND PANGASINAN PROVINCES AND NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION WHERE AFFECTED RECENTLY BY TYPHOONS 'ANGELA' AND 'DAN'.

20 Oct 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2171
CHINA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 OCTOBER 1989

1. AT NIGHT OF 18 OCTOBER LOCAL TIME, EARTHQUAKE MESURING 6.1 ON RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED IN THE AREA OF JUNCTION OF HEBEI, SHANXI PROVINCES AND INNER MONGOLIA AUTONOMOUS REGION 220 KM NORTHWEST OF BEIJING. FOUR TREMORS OVER 5 ON RICHTER SCALE RECORDED TOWARDS NEXT MORNING.

2. ACCORDING TO VERBAL INFORMATION FROM MINISTRY OF CIVIL AFFAIRS, PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGE AS FOLLOWS:

- 15 DEAD, 140 INJURED, 50,000 PEOPLE MADE HOMELESS

- 11,000 HOUSES COLLAPSED

18 Oct 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2147

USA CALIFORNIA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
18 OCTOBER 1989

1. A STRONG EARTHQUAKE, MEASURING 6.9 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, HIT CALIFORNIA STATE ON 17 OCT 89 AT 17:04 LOCAL TIME (18 OCT 89 00:04 HRS GMT).

2. THE EARTHQUAKE LASTED 15 SECONDS AND THE EPICENTER HAS BEEN LOCATED IN THE AREA OF SANTA CRUZ TOWN, 80 KM SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO CITY, ALONG ST. ANDREAS FAULT. THE EARTHQUAKE SEVERELY AFFECTED AN AREA OF 160 KM RADIUS FROM SAN FRANCISCO.

12 Oct 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2110

TYPHOON 'DAN' - PHILIPPINES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 OCTOBER 1989

1. ON 9 OCTOBER, TYPHOON 'DAN' (LOCAL NAME SALING) HIT SOUTHERN LUZON ISLAND AND PASSED ACROSS CENTRAL PHILIPPINES INCLUDING CAPITAL REGION.

2. AFFECTED AREAS ARE ALBAY, BATAAN, BATANGAS, BULACAN, CAVITE, LAGUNA, MARINDUQUE, NUEVA ECIJA, PAMPANGA, QUEZON, SORSOGON AND ZAMBALES PROVINCES.

3. INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGE PROVIDED BY OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE AS OF 12 OCTOBER AS FOLLOWS:

12 Oct 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2111

TYPHOON 'BRIAN' - VIETNAM
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 OCTOBER 1989

1. ON 3 OCTOBER, TYPHOON 'BRIAN' HIT COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN NGHE
TINH AND THANH HOA PROVINCES, WHICH CAUSED HEAVY RAIN FALLS.

2. COMMITTEE FOR CONTROL OF FLOODS AND TYPHOONS REPORTS INITIAL
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS:

- 60,000 HA RICE FIELD SUBMERGED, 6,700 MT GRAIN SOAKED
- 29,000 HOUSES COLLAPSED, 119,000 HOUSES AND 572 CLINIC/
HOSPITALS MADE ROOFLESS
- SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO SEA DYKES, INFRASTRUCTURE AND
TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

09 Oct 1989 description


UNDRO 89/2081

TYPHOON 'ANGELA' - PHILIPPINES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
9 OCTOBER 1989

1. ON 6 OCTOBER, TYPHOON 'ANGELA' (LOCAL NAME RUBING) HIT NORTHERN LUZON, SAME AREA AFFECTED BY TYPHOON 'SARA' IN SEPTEMBER.

2. DAMAGE REPORT SO FAR PROVIDED BY OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENCE SHOWS THAT 45 DEAD, 50 MISSING, 4 INJURED, MORE THAN 15,600 PEOPLE AFFECTED, OVER 2,000 HOUSES DESTROYED IN PROVINCES OF CAGAYAN, ILOCOS NORTE AND NUEVA VISCAYA. TOTAL ECONOMIC LOSS ESTIMATED AT US DLRS 2,600,000.

21 Sep 1989 description


UNDRO 89/1915

ANGOLA - APPEAL FOR IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY RELIEF NEEDS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
21 SEPTEMBER 1989

1. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA IS HOLDING A DONOR CONFERENCE IN LUANDA TOMORROW 22 SEPTEMBER, TO ADDRESS THE OVERALL EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS OF THE COUNTRY COVERING THE YEAR 1989/1990. THESE ARE SET OUT IN A COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENT PREPARED BY THE GOA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY WORKING GROUP, ANGOLA, WHICH WAS DISTRIBUTED TO PARTICIPANTS IN AUGUST, AND WHICH WILL BE SUBMITTED AT THE CONFERENCE.

19 Sep 1989 description


UNDRO 89/1902
CHINA - TYPHOON VERA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
19 SEPTEMBER 1989

1. TYPHOON 'VERA' ON 17/09 HIT COASTAL PROVINCE OF ZHEJIANG AND CAUSED FLOODS WHICH AFFECTED 37 COUNTIES AND ISOLATED OVER 700 VILLAGES.

2. INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGE DESCRIBED AS 162 PERSONS DEAD, 354 MISSING, 696 INJURED AND 7 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED. 392,000 PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED IN INACCESSIBLE AREAS.

11 Sep 1989 description


UNDRO 89/1863

TYPHOON 'SARA' - PHILIPPINES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
11 SEPTEMBER 1989

1. TYPHOON 'SARA' (LOCAL NAME OPENG) HIT NORTHERN LUZON ON 10 SEPTEMBER. UNOFFICIAL REPORTS INDICATE MORE THAN 10 PERSONS DEAD IN ILOCOS SUR AND BENGUET DIVISIONS AND 4,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODS.

2. EYE OF TYPHOON ESTIMATED TO BE 120 KM NORTHEAST OF BATANES DIVISION AND TO MOVE NORTHWEST AT SPEED OF 11 KM/H TOWARDS SOUTHERN TAIWAN WITH WINDS UP TO 150 KM/H NEAR CENTER.