This plan, utilises the authority for the establishment and operation of the National Disaster Management Committee, as contained in the Disaster Assistance Act of 1987, and describes the policy, procedures, and specific roles associated with the disaster management arrangements with regard to the prevention of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and major emergencies which occur within the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
This Plan analyzes the risk from hazards, reviews existing laws, programs and regulations, and proposes appropriate hazard mitigation measures and actions necessary for the implementation of these measures and actions to reduce these vulnerabilities. [audio file available].
The aim of this plan is to detail the government policy and disaster management mechanism for disasters and major emergencies which occur within the Solomon Islands. Annex 1 Cyclone Response Plan. Annex 2 Non Governmental Organisations Disaster Services Executive ‐ Disaster Co‐Ordination Plan 1995"
This plan incorporate the national disaster management arrangements together with the cyclone response procedures for the whole of Tuvalu. The content for this revised plan is drawn from the 1978 National Disaster Management Plan, and the 1991 (Draft) National Disaster Management Plan for Cyclones which was produced at an NGO Disaster Preparedness Workshop.
OLS is a consortium of UN and non-government agencies working with the people of southern Sudan, whose survival, protection and development is jeopardized by the complex emergency and chronic underdevelopment. In striving to meet the needs of the southern Sudanese, OLS saves lives, promotes self-reliance, protects people’s safety and dignity and enables them to invest in their future.
OLS Southern Sector mission statement, January 1997
OLS programmes update:
A weekly report on major developments
concerning relief operations in southern Sudan
OLS staff to be relocated from Akobo...
Staff of the OLS NGO Medecins sans Frontieres-Belgium are scheduled to be temporarily relocated from Akobo on 31 December on the advice of local authorities due to reports of possible insecurity. The staff were advised to leave until the security of the area could be insured.
Aftermath of floods in south-eastern Ethiopia: The serious flooding that affected lower reaches of the Shebelle, Ganale and Weib rivers in Ethiopia's Somali Region in October/November abated significantly during December. However, many thousands of people remain displaced and unable to return home due to damaged roads and difficulties in accessing some areas which are still very marshy. Accordingly, relief operations were facing severe logistical constraints. Concerns are now rising over the threat posed by diseases such as malaria and severe dysentery.
REG. NO. 98/0005
Situation Report from the DHA Coordinator
in GEORGIA - No. 20
Period covered: 1-31 December 1997
The First Meeting of the Coordinating Council
The first session of the Coordinating Council, established on the basis of the results of the meetings of the Georgian and Abkhaz sides (Geneva, 17-19 November 1997) took place in Sukhumi on 18 December 1997 under the UN aegis and the chairmanship of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Liviu Bota.
Floods continue to wreak havoc:
Cairo accords raise hopes for reconciliation:
Floods and diseases: As in other Horn of Africa countries, Kenya was also recently affected by floods and diseases. Thousands of families were driven from their homes when Kenya's Tana river burst its banks and flooded large areas around Garissa in the Northeast of the country.
REG. NO. 98/0008
Humanitarian Situation Report Republic of the CONGO
November - December 1997
The information contained in this report was provided by the
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)
To restore community infrastructure and livelihoods, reduce morbidity and mortality, and facilitate the reintegration of
former combatants through bridging activities and training.
IRC's programs in Liberia target over 150,000 people. There are an estimated 50,000 direct beneficiaries of IRC's programs in Liberia. IRC-Liberia currently has 3 expatriate and 10 local staff. These numbers are expected to increase as IRC's programs in Liberia expand.
REG. NO. 98/0004
Situation Report from the DHA Coordinator in ARMENIA - No. 18
PLEASE NOTE THAT DAILY UPDATES ON THE EMERGENCY
CEASED BEING PROVIDED ON 19 DECEMBER, 1997. THEY WERE REPLACED BY WEEKLY
UPDATES ON THE EMERGENCY WITH THE FIRST ONE BEING ON 31 DECEMBER, 1997.
7 JANUARY, 1998,
SACB - Situation on the ground
Week upto: 31 December, 1997
Number of people reported to have died
to date: 1,855
Number of people remaining at risk: approximately 1 Million
ANGOLAN MISSION OBSERVER NEWSLETTER
A Zimbabwean member of the UN Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA) was assaulted by eight UNITA rebels in Jamba, in the southeastern province of Kuando-Kubango on November 12. Lieutenant Warren Chanda was seriously wounded in the attack and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. A Portuguese civil education officer with the UN humanitarian assistance unit (UCAH) was also injured in the attack.
ANGOLAN MISSION OBSERVER NEWSLETTER