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01 Jan 1991 description

During FY 1990, OFDA responded to 53 disasters affecting more than 52 million people in 44 countries. Many of the disasters required a complex mix of financial and staff resources. For those disasters which required considerably less OFDA resources, usually those declaration which were limited to the US$25,000 Ambassador's Authority. During FY 1990, the U.S. spent about US$5 billion in total as disaster assistance.

01 Jan 1991 description

This document calls on project designers and implementers to ensure that the population displaced by a project receives benefits from the changes and that it is re-established on a sound productive basis. The paper explains:

 What basic elements should be considered in preparing a resettlement action plan
How the local community can be involved
What role the donor can assume in the process
What consequences of planning and implementation are effective.

The guidelines aim to codify in a systematic manner some of the best practices in this domain.

01 Jan 1991 description

This report outlines the methodology of an evaluation tool for determining sectoral and overall effects of a disaster, to guide post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction processes. For this purpose, it discusses the following issues:

- Methodological and conceptual aspects
- Social sectors
- Infrastructure
- Economic sectors
- Global effects and damage

The tool is aimed at professional evaluating the socio-economic impact of disasters in situations where little reliable quantitative information is available.

30 Dec 1990 description


UNDRO 90/2005
COSTA RICA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
30 DECEMBER 1990

1. ON 22 DECEMBER 1990, EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 5.8 ON RICHTER SCALE HIT NORTHERN PART OF COSTA RICA, FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF AFTERSHOCKS OF LESS MAGNITUDE UNTIL 25 DECEMBER 1990.

2. ON 28 DECEMBER 1990, GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

21 Dec 1990 description


UNDRO 90/1988

GREECE - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
21 DECEMBER 1990

1. EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED ABOUT 50 KMS NORTH OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE, 6.57 HRS GMT, 21 DECEMBER.

2. ACCORDING TO US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, EARTHQUAKE HYPOCENTER AT LATITUDE 40.9 NORTH, LONGITUDE 22.5 EAST, MAGNITUDE 6.1 ON THE RICHTER SCALE.

3. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION INDICATES DAMAGE TO HOUSING, ONE DEATH IN AFFECTED AREA. POWER AND TELEPHONE CUT IN SOME VILLAGES. EARTHQUAKE ALSO FELT IN YUGOSLAVIA AND BULGARIA.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 414242 DRO CH +

21 Dec 1990 description

UNDRO 90/1989

YEMEN - RETURNEES
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO.1

21 DECEMBER 1990

1. RECENT POLITICAL EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST HAVE MADE YEMENI
IMMIGRANT WORKERS IN KUWAIT AND SAUDI ARABIA RETURN HOME.

2. MOVEMENT OF RETURNEES BEGAN IN AUGUST 90 AND HAS CONTINUED
SINCE THEN. RECENT REPORTS ESTIMATE PRESENT NUMBER OF RETURNEES
AT APPROX. 800 000.

3. MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT IS NATIONAL AUTHORITY
RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING EXTERNAL AID.

20 Dec 1990 description

UNDRO 90/1985

ZAMBIA - CHOLERA OUTBREAK - UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1

17 Dec 1990 description

UNDRO 90/1952

IRAN - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
17 DEC 1990

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE IN TEHRAN REPORTS EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.5 DEGREE ON RICHTER SCALE STRUCK SOUTHERN IRAN MONDAY 17 DEC AT 1:50 A.M LOCAL TIME. EPICENTRE LOCATED 700 KM SOUTH TEHRAN IN BUSHEHR AREA. GOVT RELIEF TEAMS IMMEDIATELY DISPATCHED TO AREA. SITUATION APPEARS UNDER CONTROL WITH NO REPORTED LOSS OF LIFE. 16 PEOPLE INJURED AND FEW HOUSES BADLY DAMAGED.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 414242 DRO CH +

DPR 310 IRA

01 Dec 1990 description
report United Nations

The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW) 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.

29 Nov 1990 description


UNDRO 90/1848
FIJI - TYPHOON SINA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
29 NOVEMBER 1990

1. ON WEDNESDAY 28 NOV TROPICAL CYCLONE 'SINA' HIT VITI LEVU (MAIN ISLAND OF FIJI) AND THE LAU GROUP. THE CYCLONE IS PRESENTLY MOVING OUT OF FIJI GROUP. UNDRO HAS BEEN/IS MONITORING SITUATION THROUGH ITS SOUTH PACIFIC PROJECT OFFICE AND UNDP/UNDRO RESREP AND WITH ASSISTANCE OF AODRO OF AUSTRALIA.

2. GOVT INTENDS TO ASSESS DAMAGE AS SOON AS WEATHER CONDITIONS PERMIT. NATIONAL EMSEC (EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE) WARNED OF POSSIBLE FLOODING IN NAVAU AREA.

15 Nov 1990 description


UNDRO 90/1770

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOON MIKE
(LOCAL NAME RUPING)
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
15 NOVEMBER 1990

SITUATION

1. A MAJOR TYPHOON (WINDS EST. 240 KPH) HIT PROVINCES SAMAR AND MASBATE, CROSSED LEYTE, CEBU, NORTHERN NEGROS AND THEN WEAKENED TO 165 KPH. CROSSED OVER SOUTHERN ILOILO AND ANTIQUE BEFORE MOVING INTO SOUTH CHINA SEA.

2. CIVIL DEFENSE REPORTS 83,776 FAMILIES (375,424 PERSONS) AFFECTED AND 40,420 FAMILIES (206,480 PERSONS) EVACUATED.

13 Nov 1990 description


UNDRO 90/1756

HONDURAS - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
13 NOVEMBER 1990

AAA) UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT HEAVY RAINS IN HONDURAS LAST WEEK HAVE FLOODED EXTENSIVE AREAS NORTHERN PART OF COUNTRY AND AFFECTED SEVERAL CITIES. PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES INDICATE 30,000 PERSONS (65 PERCENT CHILDREN) FACING HARDSHIP AND
12,000 IN EMERGENCY SHELTER.

BBB) CITIES SERIOUSLY AFFECTED AS FOLLOWS:

DEPARTMENT OF CORTES: CHOLOMA, VILLANUEVA, PIMIENTA AND POTRERILLOS
DEPARTMENT OF YORO: EL PROGRESO AND SANTA RITA

07 Nov 1990 description


UNDRO 90/1719

IRAN - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
07 NOV 1990

1. EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6,6 ON OPEN-ENDED RICHTER SCALE STRUCK SOUTHERN IRAN APPROX 850 KM SOUTH EAST TEHRAN AT 21:47 HOURS LOCAL TIME ON 6 NOV. PRELIMINARY HYPOCENTER LATITUDE N 28,4 DEGREES, LONGITUDE E 55,5 DEGREES. DEPTH NORMAL.

29 Oct 1990 description

UNDRO 90/1679

IRAN EARTHQUAKES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
29 OCTOBER 1990


1. AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.5 DEGREES ON THE OPEN-ENDED RICHTER SCALE ROCKED KERMAN REGION, SOUTHEASTERN IRAN, ON SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER AT 03.11 HOURS LOCAL TIME (23:41 GMT FRIDAY) AND ITS EPICENTER WAS 800 KMS SOUTH EAST OF TEHRAN.

2. ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.2 DEGREES ON THE OPENENDED RICHTER SCALE JOLTED TOWN OF ROUDBAR IN GILAN PROVINCE, NORTHERN IRAN ON MONDAY 22 OCTOBER AT 7:20 HOURS LOCAL TIME (3:50 GMT), AND ITS EPICENTER WAS 200 KMS NORTH WEST OF TEHRAN.

25 Oct 1990 description


UNDRO 90/1666
CHINA - EARTHQUAKE IN GANSU PROVINCE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
25 OCTOBER 1990

1. AT 1607 HOURS, 20 OCTOBER 1990, AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.2 ON THE RICHTER SCALE STRUCK TIAN ZHU, JING TAI AND GU LANG COUNTRIES IN GANSU PROVINCE. BY 7 HOURS, 21 OCTOBER, 105 AFTERSHOCKS HAD OCCURRED, 6 OF WHICH REGISTERED GREATER THAN 3 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, THE STRONGEST REGISTERED 5.1.

18 Sep 1990 description

UNDRO 90/1483
VIETNAM - TYPHOON BECKY
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
18 SEPTEMBER 1990

1. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE RECEIVED ON 14 SEPT 90
OFFICIAL DAMAGE REPORT FROM CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON FLOODS AND
TYPHOONS FOLLOWING TYPHOON BECKY AND TORNADOS AT END OF AUGUST.

2. TYPHOON STRUCK NGHE TINH PROVINCE MORNING 28 AUG AND HEAVY
RAINS CONTINUED TILL 30 AUG RANGING FROM 200 TO 478 MM. COASTAL
TIDES AVERAGED 3 METRES. KY ANH DISTRICT SUFFERED MOST DAMAGE
WHERE TIDE REACHED 4 METRES AND FLOODED RICE CROPS. SAME DAY