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15 Dec 1992 description

Please note that international boundaries are no longer current.  Map should be used for historic purposes only.

12 Dec 1992 description


DHA-UNDRO 92/0816

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 DECEMBER 1992

1. ON DEC 12 1992, AT 05.29 A.M. UTC, AN EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED (LATITUDE 8.3 DEGREES SOUTH, LONGITUDE 122.0 DEGREES EAST) 80 KM NORTH/NORTHEAST OF ENDE, ISLAND FLORES. MAGNITUDE COMPUTED AT 7.5 ON RICHTER SCALE.

2. NO REPORTS YET ON POSSIBLE CASUALTIES/DAMAGE. UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR'S OFFICE IN CONTACT WITH AUTHORITIES CONCERNED.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - UNDRO GENEVA +

DESK OFFICER: E. HAEGGLUND, PHONE: 917 + EXT. 3299

11 Dec 1992 description

DHA-UNDRO 92/0815
FIJI - CYCLONE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
11 DECEMBER 1992

1. CYCLONE JONI HIT WESTERN PARTS OF FIJI, IN PARTICULAR MAIN ISLAND OF VITI LEVU.

2. NO CASUALTIES REPORTED. 500 PERSONS FOUND REFUGE IN 19 EVACUATION CENTRES ESTABLISHED IN VITI LEVU. BREAKDOWN OF ELECTRICAL POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS ALREADY REMEDIED.

3. GOVT UNDERTAKING STUDY OF STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

4. NO REQUEST, SO FAR, FOR OUTSIDE RELIEF ASSISTANCE.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS-UNDRO GENEVA

DESK OFFICER: E. HAEGGLUND, PHONE: 917 + EXT. 3299

TELEX: 414242 DRO CH

10 Dec 1992 description


DHA-UNDRO 92/0805
BOLIVIA - MUDSLIDE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
10 DECEMBER 1992

1. AT 04.30 A.M. (LOCAL TIME) ON 8 DECEMBER 1992, AFTER TORRENTIAL RAINS, MUDSLIDE BURIED MINING CAMP LLIPI OF OVER 1,000 PEOPLE LOCATED IN LARECAJA PROVINCE, 285 KM NORTH OF LA PAZ (A 14 HOUR CAR RIDE FROM LA PAZ IN NORMAL CONDITIONS). DHA-UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT RESCUE OPERATIONS STARTED ON SAME DAY BUT MADE DIFFICULT BY POOR ACCESS ROADS DAMAGED BY RAINS. MAIN IMMEDIATE PROBLEM WAS EVACUATION OF INJURED TO NEAREST MEDICAL CENTRE THREE HOURS AWAY BY ROAD.

08 Dec 1992 description

DHA/UNDRO 92/0798

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN
8 DECEMBER 1992

A. INTRODUCTION

04 Dec 1992 description

UNDRO 92/0793

ST. VINCENT - FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 DECEMBER 1992

1. DHA-UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN BARBADOS REPORTS FOLLOWING. COMMENCING SUNDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 1992, ST. VINCENT HAS SUFFERED HEAVY RAINS CAUSING SEVERE LOCAL FLOODING. VIOLENT
TROPICAL STORMS CAUSED THE AIRPORT TO BE CLOSED (SINCE RE-OPENED). A RIVER BURST ITS BANKS AT MESOPOTAMIA, RESULTING IN THE DEATHS OF 3 CHILDREN.

01 Dec 1992 description
This conference report offers information on how HIV/AIDS does or does not inform policies of key emergency actors and identifies policy gaps in relation to HIV/AIDS prevention and care for refugees and displaced people.

Giving recommendations for humanitarian agencies, the report is based on a one day seminar, "Silent Emergency: HIV/AIDS in Conflicts and Disasters", held in London in June 1999.
01 Dec 1992 description

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) seeks to improve and co-ordinate Member policies which will integrate development and environment imperatives. The Guidelines are designed to help policy makers and practitioners address serious national, regional and international environmental problems.

26 Nov 1992 description


DHA-UNDRO 92/0786
MONTENEGRO - FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
26 NOVEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. FLASH FLOODS CAUSED BY RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE NORTHERN PART OF MONTENEGRO HAVE DAMAGED A DAM, RETAINING 3.5 MILLION CUBIC METERS OF HIGHLY TOXIC WASTE, MAINLY FROM LEAD AND ZINC MINES, AT THE TOWN OF MOJKOVAC. THE TARA RIVER IS NOW CONTINUOUSLY ERODING THE BASE OF THE DAM ON A LENGTH OF APPROXIMATELY 170 METERS, WHERE THE PROTECTIVE LAYER OF CONCRETE SLABS HAS BEEN WASHED AWAY.

20 Nov 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0775
ALBANIA - FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
20 NOVEMBER 1992

1. THREE DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN HAVE RESULTED IN SERIOUS FLOODING IN NORTHERN ALBANIA. THE MAT AND DRIN RIVERS HAVE OVERFLOWED THEIR BANKS AND INUNDATED LARGE AREAS WITH UP TO 1 METRE OF WATER. MOST DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED TO HOUSING, LIVE STOCK, AND CROPS. THERE ARE REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO THE FIERZA HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY, AND ELECTRICITY TO SOME OF THE AFFECTED AREAS HAS BEEN CUT. SOME LOSS OF LIFE IS ALSO REPORTED. NO RELIABLE QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES IS AVAILABLE YET.

16 Nov 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0766

INDIA - FLASH FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
16 NOVEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. TORRENTIAL RAINS TRIGGERED BY A CYCLONE IN THE BAY OF BENGAL HIT SOUTHERN DISTRICTS OF TAMIL NADU AND KERALA STATE DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS, CAUSING FLASH FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES. AT LEAST 179 PERSONS WERE KILLED (145 IN TAMIL NADU AND 34 IN SOUTHERN PARTS OF KERALA), SEVERAL HAVE BEEN REPORTED MISSING, AND MORE THAN HUNDRED RENDERED HOMELESS.

12 Nov 1992 description


DHA-UNDRO 92/0762

SRI LANKA
CYCLONE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 NOVEMBER 1992

1. AT 1400 HRS LOCAL (07.30 HRS GMT) TIME, CYCLONE HIT POTHUVIL ON EASTERN COAST WITH WIND SPEED OF 120 KM/HOUR. CYCLONE MOVING WEST AT REDUCED SPEED.

2. HEAVY RAINS FOLLOWING IN WAKE OF CYCLONE WHICH IS EXPECTED TO REACH COLOMBO AT MIDNIGHT LOCAL TIME.

3. GOVT SENDING RADIO WARNING MESSAGES. UN DISASTER EMERGENCY TEAM ON STANDBY KEEPING TRACK OF ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

= DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS-UNDRO +

01 Nov 1992 description

This manual outlines the technical characteristics and functioning of components, structures or equipment that may form part of a refugee water supply system, to be of use to those involved in the provision of refugee assistance.

The manual aims to send a message to planners, decision makers and constructors to always use the highest possible standards, taking into account the political, social and funding circumstances of each project.

29 Oct 1992 description

DHA-UNDRO 92/0738


VIETNAM - TYPHOON ANGELA

DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1

29 OCTOBER 1992

SITUATION
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1. TYPHOON ANGELA STRUCK VIETNAM BETWEEN PHU YEN PROVINCE AND
BINH DINN PROVINCE ON 23 OCTOBER 1992 WITH A VELOCITY OF BETWEEN
GRADE 6 AND 8 ON THE BEAUFORT SCALE. THE TYPHOON BROUGHT
TORRENTIAL RAIN (AVERAGE RAINFALL RECORDED BETWEEN 400MM AND
647MM) BETWEEN THUA THIEN HUE AND KHANH HOA PROVINCES IN THE
CENTRAL PART OF VIETNAM WHICH WERE AFFECTED BY SERIOUS FLOODS.

17 Oct 1992 description


DHA-UNDRO 92/0710
COLOMBIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
17 OCTOBER 1992

1. A STRONG EARTHQUAKE STRUCK COLOMBIA TODAY, IN THE PROVINCE OF ANTIOQUIA, ABOUT 140 KM WEST-NORTHWEST OF MEDELLIN AND 370 KM NORTH-WEST OF BOGOTA AT 02.33 AM LOCAL TIME. PRELIMINARY HYPOCENTRE LATITUDE 6.6 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 76.8 DEGREES WEST, ORIGIN 08:32 UTC, DEPTH NORMAL, MAGNITUDE 6.6 ON RICHTER SCALE.

2. DHA-UNDRO IN CONTACT WITH COLOMBIAN AUTHORITIES AND UN RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN BOGOTA.

14 Oct 1992 description

UNDRO 92/0699
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - VOLCANIC ACTIVITY ALERT
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1

13 Oct 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0696

INDONESIA - LANDSLIDES
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
13 OCTOBER 1992

1. DHA-UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS LANDSLIDES STILL OCCURRING IN JAVA FOLLOWING A MAJOR LANDSLIDE IN CENTRAL/WESTERN JAVA (AREAS OF CILACAP, TASIKMALAYA AND CIAMIS) ON 8 OCT AFTER TWO WEEKS OF HEAVY RAIN.

2. PRELIMINARY REPORTS ON LANDSLIDE CASUALTIES INDICATE 16 KILLED, 31 MISSING. CASUALTIES EXPECTED TO RISE.

12 Oct 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0692
EGYPT - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 OCTOBER 1992

1. AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.9 ON RICHTER SCALE (ACCORDING TO INITIAL DATA) HIT EGYPT ON 12 OCTOBER AT 15.09 HRS LOCAL TIME (13.09 HRS GMT), APPROXIMATELY 30 KM SOUTHWEST OF CAIRO. EPICENTRE LOCATED AT 29.9 DEGREES NORTH, 31.0 DEGREES EAST, ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

12 Oct 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0691

VIETNAM - FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
12 OCTOBER 1992

SITUATION
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1. DHA-UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN HANOI, ON THE BASIS
OF INFO BY VIETNAM NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR FLOOD AND STORM
CONTROL, REPORTS THAT TORRENTIAL RAINS STRUCK THE CENTRAL
PROVINCES OF NGHE AN, HA TINH, QUANG BINH, QUANG TRI, THUA
THIEN-HUE AND QUANG NAM-DA NANG FOR FIVE DAYS DURING LAST WEEK.
RAINFALL RECORDED IN THESE PROVINCES RANGES FROM 380 TO 968 MMS.

2. PRELIMINARY REPORTS ON DISASTER IMPACT INDICATE:

01 Oct 1992 description

UNDRO 92/0681
EL SALVADOR - FLOODS IN SOUTH EASTERN REGION
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO 1