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31 Dec 1994 description

United Nations reorganization and the Disaster Management Training Programme

Since this module was written, there have been reorganizations within the United Nations system. This section describes these organizational change and explains the expanded role of the United Nations in Disaster Management.

01 Dec 1994 description

Aiming to provide a short, accessible overview of 'good practice' in designing and implementing emergency supplementary feeding programmes (SFPs), this review seeks to highlight some hard-and- fast rules about how to design and implement emergency SFPs.

The review is aimed primarily at NGO, UN, and donor staff who are not specialists in nutrition and emergency feeding but who may, in the context of some future emergency, be involved in decisions about feeding programmes.

01 Dec 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0509

SRI LANKA - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
1 DECEMBER 1994

SITUATION

1. HEAVY RAINS BROUGHT BY NORTHEAST MONSOON HIT EASTERN SRILANKA 27-28 NOVEMBER, CAUSING WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS OF BATTICALOA AND TRINCOMALEE.

2. 83,130 FAMILIES IN BATTICALOA AND 12,500 IN TRINCOMALEE HOMELESS AND TEMPORARILY SHELTERED IN SCHOOLS AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS. DAMAGE TO OTHER DISTRICTS STILL TO BE CLARIFIED.

28 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0505

IRAN - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
28 NOVEMBER 1994

SITUATION

23 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0501

INDONESIA - VOLCANIC ERUPTION
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
23 NOVEMBER 1994

SITUATION

1.UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN JAKARTA REPORTS THAT MT. MERAPI (2968 M), A VOLCANO SITUATED ON ISLAND OF JAVA, ERUPTED ON 22 NOV, AT 10.15 HRS LOCAL TIME. A PYROCLASTIC FLOW CONTAINING HOT ASH, GAS AND OTHER PARTICLES IN SUSPENSION FLOWED SIX KILOMETRES DOWN ALONG THE RIVER BOYONG IN TURGO VILLAGE, SUBDISTRICT OF PAKEM, YOGYAKARTA PROVINCE.

22 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0485
DJIBOUTI - FLOODS IN DJIBOUTI ( CITY AND REGION)
DHA - GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO.1
22 NOVEMBER 1994

SITUATION/IMPACT

1. UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR/DHA REPRESENTATIVE INFORMS THAT FOLLOWING TORRENTIAL RAINS THE CITY OF DJIBOUTI (AT 80 PER CENT) AND ITS REGION ARE FLOODED. IT HAS BEEN SO FAR REPORTED THAT MORE THEN 100,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFFECTED AND THAT LOSSES, IN TERMS OF HUMAN LIVES, HAVE STILL TO BE VERIFIED.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

16 Nov 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0473

JAMAICA - TROPICAL STORM
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
16 NOVEMBER 1994

1. TROPICAL STORM GORDON CAUSED RAINFALL AND MODERATE TO SEVERE FLOODING.

2. FLOODING AFFECTED PARISHES OF ST. ELIZABETH, CLARENDON, ST.CATHERINE, KINGSTON, ST. THOMAS AND PORTLAND. PARISHES MOST AFFECTED: CLARENDON AND ST. CATHERINE.

3. ROADS HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES. SHELTERS HAVE BEEN OPENED.

15 Nov 1994 description

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, NOVEMBER 15, 1994



The Government of the Republic of Angola (GRA) and the "Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola" (UNITA);

With the mediation of the United Nations Organization, represented by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of
the United Nations in Angola, Mr. Alioune Blondin Beye;

In the presence of the Representatives of the Observer States of the Angolan peace process:
15 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0467

PHILIPPINES - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
15 NOVEMBER 1994

1. A STRONG EARTHQUAKE HIT THE ISLAND OF MINDORO, PHILIPPINES, AT 03.15 HRS LOCAL TIME ON 15 NOVEMBER 1994 (GMT: 19.15 HRS 14 NOVEMBER). ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS), THE PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE AND LOCATION OF THE QUAKE ARE
7.1 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, LATITUDE 13.4 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 121.1 DEGREES SOUTH, WHICH PLACES THE EPICENTRE ON THE COASTLINE OF THE ISLAND OF MINDORO (APPROXIMATELY 140 KMS SOUTH OF MANILA).

15 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0469
CUBA - TROPICAL STORM
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION NO.1
15 NOVEMBER 1994

1. TROPICAL STORM GORDON CAUSED HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

2. PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATE DAMAGE TO HOUSING, CROPS, ROAD AND COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS.

3. THE GOVT HAS REQUESTED DHA TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE. UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONSULTATION WITH GOVT FOR QUANTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY NEEDS.

4. CONTRIBUTIONS

15 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0468

HAITI - TROPICAL STORM
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
15 NOVEMBER 1994

1. TROPICAL STORM GORDON CAUSED HEAVY RAINS, FLOODING AND MUDSLIDES, IN PARTICULAR IN SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

2. PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATED ALMOST 50 DEAD, DAMAGE TO HOUSING, ELECTRICAL SUPPLY SYSTEM AND ROAD NETWORK.

3. SO FAR, GOVERNMENT HAS NOT REQUESTED UNDHA TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

+ DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - GENEVA +

TELEPHONE NO. +41-22/917.12.34

10 Nov 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0462
COSTA RICA - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1

09 Nov 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0461

INDONESIA - LAHAR
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
9 NOVEMBER 1994

SITUATION

08 Nov 1994 description
report UN Security Council


S/RES/955 (1994)

8 November 1994


RESOLUTION 955 (1994) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3453rd meeting, on 8 November 1994


The Security Council,

Reaffirming all its previous resolutions on the situation in Rwanda,

04 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0454
EGYPT - FLOODS/FIRE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 NOVEMBER 1994

SITUATION

1. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAINS HAVE AFFECTED PROVINCE OF ASYUT IN SOUTHERN EGYPT. IN DURUNKA (POPULATION: 20,000) SITUATED 320 KM SOUTH OF CAIRO IN ASYUT THE DANGEROUS SITUATION WAS COMPOUNDED BY THE EXISTENCE OF A FUEL DEPOT (EIGHT FUEL TANKS).

02 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0451
ALGERIA FLOODS (TINDOUF AREA)
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
2 NOVEMBER 1994

SITUATION/IMPACT

01 Nov 1994 description
report BRIDGE

This bibliography surveys research on issues of gender and humanitarian assistance, aiming to give an overview of what has already been discovered about assessing needs and providing assistance to women in disasters and emergencies, and during disaster mitigation and disaster recovery. It includes the following main chapters:

- Disaster / epidemics
- Civil strife and conflict
- Refugees and displaced persons
- Emergency (drought and famine) relief
- Disaster mitigation / disaster contingency planning
- Relief and development