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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

01 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0448

INDIA - CYCLONE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
1 NOVEMRBER 1994

1. ON 31 OCTOBER BETWEEN 0630HRS AND 0700HRS (LOCAL TIME) A CYCLONE HIT TAMIL NADU COAST AREA. HEAVY WINDS (80-100 KM PER HOUR) AND RAIN IN LARGE PARTS OF TAMIL NADU AND ANDHRA.

2. POPULATION LIVING IN LOW LYING AREAS ARE PARTICULARLY AFFECTED (500-700 FAMILIES).

3. ASSESSMENT IS CARRIED OUT BY CENTRAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS =

TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-917.12.34

31 Oct 1994 description

Despite the experiences of Somalia, Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the United Nations seems reluctant to set up a High Commissioner for War Victims, leaving its refugees body to insist on helping only those outside the country or let the UN fudge the terms of its mandate, with some unhappy results. Report by Peter Hulm, Managing Editor of CROSSLINES.

31 Oct 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0447

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
31 OCTOBER 1994

TWO EARTHQUAKES OCCURRED IN INDONESIA ON 30 OCT AND ONE ON 31 OCTOBER:

1. AT 1511HRS (LOCAL TIME) ON 30 OCTOBER, WITH THE EPICENTRE IN BANDA SEA 300 KM SOUTH-EAST OF AMBON, PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF MALUKU, MAGNITUDE: 5.6 ON RICHTER SCALE.

2. AT 1643HRS (LOCAL TIME) OCTOBER 30, 70 KM SOUTH-WEST OF SUKABUMI (JAVA) IN INDIAN OCEAN, MAGNITUDE: 4.4 ON RICHTER SCALE.

28 Oct 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0444

SENEGAL
FLOODS IN SAINT-LOUIS REGION
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO.1
28 OCTOBER 1994

SITUATION/IMPACT

1. UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR/DHA REPRESENTATIVE INFORMS THAT FOLLOWING WEEKS OF HEAVY RAINS THE SAINT-LOUIS REGION IS FLOODED. 17,500 PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS AND HAVE BEEN EVACUATED TO 37 EMERGENCY SHELTER CENTRES (EG. SCHOOLS). THERE IS EXTENSIVE
DAMAGE TO HOUSING, PUBLIC BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE ANDAGRICULTURAL CROPS.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

26 Oct 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0439
PAKISTAN - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1

26 Oct 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0440

RUSSIAN FEDERATION - OIL SPILL
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
26 OCTOBER 1994

1. REPORTS ARE RECEIVED ON A MAJOR OIL SPILL IN THE ARCTIC REGION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

2. ACCORDING TO THIS INFORMATION, A RUPTURED PIPELINE HAS SPILLED BETWEEN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND TWO MILLION BARRELS OF HEAVY CRUDE OIL NEAR THE CITY OF USINSK IN RUSSIA'S KOMI PROVINCE.

24 Oct 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0437

IRAN - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
24 OCTOBER 1994

1. HEAVY RAINS AND STORM HAVE CAUSED FLOODING AND DAMAGE MAINLY IN PROVINCES OF GILAN AND MAZANDARAN. PROVINCES OF KIRMANSHAH AND KIRMAN ALSO AFFECTED.

23 Oct 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0434

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOON TERESA
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
23 OCTOBER 1994

1. ON 21 OCTOBER, TYPHOON TERESA HIT PHILIPPINES (LUZON) WITH WINDS UP TO 150 KPH (90 MPH), DAMAGING HOUSES AND TOPPLING TREES AND POWER LINES. STATE OF CALAMITY PROCLAIMED IN MANILA, HALF OF WHICH REMAINED WITHOUT ELECTRICITY ON 22 OCTOBER: SOME AREAS WERE ALSO WITHOUT WATER. HARDEST HIT WAS POLILLO ISLAND, EAST OF
LUZON, WITH AN ESTIMATED 90 PERCENT OF HOUSES DESTROYED.

23 Oct 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0435

ZAIRE - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
23 OCTOBER 1994

1. ON NIGHT OF 21 OCTOBER, LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODS SWEPT THROUGH
EASTERN ZAIREAN BORDER TOWN OF BUKAVU (POPULATION: 250,000)
KILLING AT LEAST 39 AND DAMAGING HOUSES, WAREHOUSING AND
VEHICLES, ACCORDING TO ZAIREAN RED CROSS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL
FEDERATION OF REDCROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES.

2. CAMPS OF RWANDAN REFUGEES (REPORTED POPULATION: 295,000)
SITUATED OFF SHORES OF LAKE KIVU NEAR BUKAVU WERE NOT HIT BY

13 Oct 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0414
BHUTAN - FLASH FLOOD
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1

10 Oct 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0393

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
10 OCTOBER 1994

SITUATION

1.ON 9 OCTOBER 1994, AT 4.44 HRS LOCAL TIME, AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.3 ON THE RICHTER SCALE HIT NORTH MALUKU. THE INDONESIAN METEOROLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS INSTITUTE INFORMS THAT THE
EPICENTRE WAS LOCATED IN THE OBI STRAIT (1.14 DEGREES LATITUDE SOUTH AND 128.05 DEGREES LONGITUDE EAST) NEAR OBI ISLAND, 220 KM SOUTH OF TERNATE, THE DISTRICT CAPITAL OF NORTH MALUKU. DEPTH OF THE EARTHQUAKE: 35 KM.

07 Oct 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0390

VIETNAM - FLOODS
DHA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
7 OCTOBER 1994

1. HEAVY RAINS CAUSED RECORD LEVEL FLOODING OF MEKONG RIVER IN
EARLY SEPTEMBER, CAUSING HEAVY DAMAGE IN MEKONG DELTA AREA. MOST
AFFECTED PROVINCES ARE DONG THAP, AN GIANG, LONG AN, TIEN GIANG,
KIEN GIANG, AND CAN THO.

2. CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR FLOOD AND STORM CONTROL REPORTED 172,426
FAMILIES AFFECTED AND 84 DEAD IN ABOVE SIX PROVINCES AS OF 30
SEPTEMBER. 14,033 FAMILIES HAVE BEEN, AND ADDITIONAL 34,602

05 Oct 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0387

RUSSIAN FEDERATION/JAPAN/NORTH WEST PACIFIC - EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
05 OCT 1994

I. SITUATION

1. A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK IN THE SOUTH KURILS ON 04 OCT 1994 AT 13.22 GMT (10.22 PM LOCAL TIME). THE MAGNITUDE WAS COMPUTED AT 8.2 ON THE RICHTER SCALE. PRELIMINARY HYPOCENTRE FOR THE EARTHQUAKE WAS KURIL ISLANDS, LATITUDE 44.0 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 147.4 DEGREES EAST. THE EARTHQUAKE WAS FOLLOWED BY A TSUNAMI THAT WENT THROUGH THE ZELENY (GREEN) ISLAND AND COVERED IT COMPLETELY.

05 Oct 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0387

RUSSIAN FEDERATION/JAPAN/NORTH WEST PACIFIC - EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
05 OCT 1994

I. SITUATION

1. A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK IN THE SOUTH KURILS ON 04 OCT 1994 AT 13.22 GMT (10.22 PM LOCAL TIME). THE MAGNITUDE WAS COMPUTED AT 8.2 ON THE RICHTER SCALE. PRELIMINARY HYPOCENTRE FOR THE EARTHQUAKE WAS KURIL ISLANDS, LATITUDE 44.0 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 147.4 DEGREES EAST. THE EARTHQUAKE WAS FOLLOWED BY A TSUNAMI THAT WENT THROUGH THE ZELENY (GREEN) ISLAND AND COVERED IT COMPLETELY.

01 Oct 1994 description

The following summary is based on an interview with Alain Destexhe, Secretary General of Medecins-sans-Frontieres International in Brussels.