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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.

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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 92/0691

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:

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.

01 Oct 1992 description

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

21 Sep 1992 description

UNDRO 92/0668

INDIA - FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
21 SEPTEMBER 1992

1. RECENT FLOODS IN STATES OF UTTAR PRADESH, JAMMU AND KASHMIR HAVE LED TO ALMOST 500 DEAD. SOME 14,000 HOUSES DAMAGED.

2. ROAD NETWORKS IMPAIRED BY LANDSLIDES AND SERIOUS DAMAGE TO CROPS.

3. CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PROVIDING RELIEF ASSISTANCE. NO APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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15 Sep 1992 description

UNDRO 92/0657

ZAIRE - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
15 SEPTEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. ON 11 SEPTEMBER 1992, AT 05.57 HRS LOCAL TIME (0357 GMT), A STRONG EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.7 ON THE RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED NEAR KABALO, PROVINCE OF SHABA, ABOUT 800 MILES (1300 KM) EAST OF KINSHASA OR 760 MILES (1200 KM) WEST-SW OF NAIROBI, KENYA. BELIEVED TO BE STRONGEST EARTHQUAKE EVER RECORDED IN AREA.

IMPACT

15 Sep 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0655

PAKISTAN - FLOODS IN AZAD KASHMIR,
NORTH WESTERN FRONTIER PROVINCE AND PUNJAB
DHA-UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
15 SEPTEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOLLOWING TORRENTIAL RAINS IN THE NORTH AND CENTRE OF PAKISTAN SINCE THE MIDDLE OF LAST WEEK. THE WORST AFFECTED AREA APPEARS TO BE AZAD KASHMIR.

IMPACT

2. OVER 2,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REPORTED KILLED, ROADS AND MANY BRIDGES ARE DAMAGED. AGRICULTURAL LAND AND CROPS ARE SERIOUSLY AFFECTED. THE DAMAGE IS DESCRIBED AS ENORMOUS.

04 Sep 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0634
AFGHANISTAN FLASH FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 SEPTEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1992 EARLY IN THE MORNING FLASH FLOODS HIT AFGHAN HINDUKUSH MOUNTAINS. TORRENTS OF MUD AND BOLDERS CRASHED DOWN THREE RIVER VALLEYS. TIDAL WAVE WAS REPORTED TO BE UP 9 METRES (30 FT) HIGH AFFECTING A STRETCH OF 30 KM ALONG THE SALANG, GHORBAND AND SHUTUL VALLEYS. THE TOWN OF GULBAHAR, 75 KM NORTH OF KABUL, AT THE JUNCTION OF PANJSHER AND SHUTUL RIVERS WAS HIT.

02 Sep 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0621

NICARAGUA - EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI
DHA-UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
2 SEPTEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. ON 1 SEPTEMBER 1992, A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED OFF COAST OF NICARAGUA WITH FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY DATA: LOCATION: 11.7 DEGREES NORTH, 87.3 DEGREES WEST (ABOUT 75 MILES (120 KMS) WEST/SOUTHWEST OF MANAGUA) MAGNITUDE: 7.0 RICHTER SCALE, TIME: 18.16 LOCAL (0.16 GMT).

28 Aug 1992 description

UNDRO 92/0617

PAKISTAN - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
28 AUGUST 1992

1. AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.7 ON RICHTER SCALE HIT PAKISTAN ON 28 AUGUST AT 5.51 HRS LOCAL TIME, APPROXIMATELY 100 KM SOUTH WEST QUETTA. EPICENTER LOCATED AT 29.3 DEGREES NORTH, 66.7 DEGREES EAST, ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

2. PRELIMINARY REPORTS OF DAMAGE INCLUDES 4 DEATHS AND DAMAGE TO HOUSING. NO INFORMATION IS YET AVAILABLE ON RELIEF NEEDS OR ASSISTANCE. NO REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY DHA-UNDRO.

26 Aug 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0612
BAHAMAS AND U.S.A. HURRICANE ANDREW
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
26 AUGUST 1992

SITUATION

1. ON 22 AUGUST 1992, HURRICANE ALERTS WERE ISSUED COVERING THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS, CUBA AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA ON UNITED STATES MAINLAND AS HURRICANE ANDREW, RATED AS FORCE 4, MOVED IN WESTERLY DIRECTION ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN AT AROUND 16 MPH (26 KPH) WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 120 MPH (193 KPH)

IMPACT