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07 Jun 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0190
COLOMBIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
7 JUNE 1994

1. STRONG EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED ON 6 JUNE AT 20.47 UTC (3.47 PM LOCAL TIME) MORE THAN 125 MILES (200 KM) SOUTHWEST OF BOGOTA. MAGNITUDE COMPUTED BY USGS AT 6.4 ON RICHTER SCALE. DEPTH NORMAL, DURATION: 40 SECONDS. PRELIMINARY HYPOCENTRE (USGS): LATITUDE 3.0 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 76.2 DEGREES WEST.

04 Jun 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0187

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 JUNE 94

1. UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAS REPORTED THE OCCURRENCE OF EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 7.2 ON RICHTER SCALE, SOUTH OF JAVA ON 2 JUNE 94 AT 18.17HRS GMT: LATITUDE 10.2 DEGREES SOUTH, LONGITUDE 113.2 DEGREES EAST. AN AFTERSHOCK OF 6.5 ON RICHTER SCALE FOLLOWED ON 3 JUNE AT 21.07HRS GMT: LATITUDE 10.5 DEGREES SOUTH, LONGITUDE 113.5 DEGREES EAST.

01 Jun 1994 description

This review aims to provide a short, accessible overview of what may be considered 'good practice' in the field of emergency water and sanitation. For this purpose, it includes the following chapters:

- Water and sanitation in the context of environmental health
- Operating environment: General considerations
- Operating environment: Needs assessment, co-ordination and contingency planning
- Water: General principles
- Sanitation: General principles
- Typical scenarios

26 May 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0174



CUBA - FLOODS


DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
26 MAY 1994



1. ACCORDING TO CUBAN CIVIL DEFENCE, SERIOUS FLOODING CAUSED BY INTENSE RAINFALL BETWEEN 18 AND 23 MAY HAS AFFECTED FOUR PROVINCES IN EASTERN CUBA, NAMELY GUANTANAMO, SANTIAGO DE CUBA, GRANMA, HOLGUIN.



LOSSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:


  • 12 DEAD

  • 38,600 PERSONS EVACUATED

  • 172,443 ANIMALS EVACUATED

  • 4,370 HOUSES DESTROYED

  • 38,726 HOUSES AFFECTED
13 May 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0168
CHINA - RAINSTORMS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1

13 May 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0169
AFGHANISTAN - EARTHQUAKE
DHA - INFORMATION REPORT NO 1

06 May 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0165

MYANMAR - CYCLONE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
6 MAY 1994

SITUATION

1. UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN YANGON INFORMS THAT THE CYCLONE WHICH HIT BANGLADESH ON 2 MAY 1994 ALSO CAUSED DAMAGE IN MYANMAR, IN PARTICULAR IN MAUNGDAW/BUTHIDAUNG TOWNSHIPS. A HIGH LEVEL TEAM OF GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES IS CURRENTLY ON SITE AND ORGANIZING RELIEF OPERATIONS.

04 May 1994 description

Preamble

Within the framework of the Middle East peace process initiated at Madrid in October 1991;

Reaffirming their determination to live in peaceful coexistence, mutual dignity and security, while recognizing their mutual legitimate and political rights;

Reaffirming their desire to achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace settlement through the agreed political process;

Reaffirming their adherence to the mutual recognition and commitments expressed in the letters dated September 9, 1993 , signed by and exchanged between the Prime Minister of Israel and the Chairman …

02 May 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0160
BANGLADESH - CYCLONE
DHA-GENEVA ALERT
2 MAY 1994

1. POWERFUL CYCLONE PROGRESSING BANGLADESH FROM BAY OF BENGAL WITH WINDSPEEDS UP TO 210 KM/H. EXPECTED TO LAND EARLY EVENING GMT.

2. PREPARATIONS MADE TO EVACUATE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. NEVERTHELESS HUGE DAMAGE EXPECTED FROM STORM AND FLOODS.

3. AUTHORITIES HAVE ISSUED ALERTS. SHIPS MOVING OUT OF PORTS OF CHITTAGONG AND MONGLA AND NATIONAL AIRLINE CANCELLED FLIGHTS TO CHITTAGONG.

01 May 1994 description
report United Nations

This document provides guidelines for natural disaster prevention, preparedness and mitigation.

Part I describes the principles on which a disaster reduction strategy should be based.
Part II is a plan of action agreed upon by all member states of the United Nations
Part III gives some guidelines concerning the follow-up of action.

This document is the output of the World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction, held in Yokohama, Japan, from 23 May to 27 May 1994.

25 Apr 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0159

INDONESIA - EAST JAVA FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
25 APRIL 1994

1. AFTER PROLONGED, SEVERE MONSOON RAINS IN EAST JAVA, BENGAWAN SOLO RIVER OVERFLOWED AND INUNDATED 5 DISTRICTS (NGAWI, TUBAN, BOJONEGORO, GRESIK AND LAMONGAN) STARTING LATE MARCH. FLOODS NOW RECEDING, HOWEVER RAINS CONTINUING. UN/DHA RESIDENT COORDINATOR REPORTS THAT HEAVY RAINS/FLOODING NOT UNUSUAL IN MONSOON SEASON, BUT CURRENT FLOODS ARE WORST SO FAR EXPERIENCED.

21 Apr 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0156
ECUADOR - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS FOREST FIRE
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO.1

15 Apr 1994 description
report Africanews

by Uta J. Chimurenga (1,137 words)

09 Apr 1994 description

DHA GENEVA 94/0098

PHILIPPINES
TROPICAL STORM OWEN
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT N. 1
9 APRIL 1994

1. FIRST PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM OWEN FOLLOWED BY HEAVY RAINS SEVERELY AFFECTED NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, CEBU, SURIGAO DEL SUR, PALAWAN AND CALAIAN GROUP SINCE 4 APRIL 1994 AND IS MOVING TOWARDS SOUTH EASTERN CHINA.

04 Apr 1994 description

The Abkhaz and Georgian sides, hereinafter referred to as the Parties, the Russian Federation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,