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08 Feb 1991 description


UNDRO 91/0307
COLOMBIA - FIRE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
8 FEBRUARY 1991

1. FIRE SWEPT FOR LAST FIVE DAYS THROUGH RESERVE SIERRA DE LA MACARENA, SOME 150 KM (90 MILES) SOUTHEAST OF BOGOTA.

2. ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENTAL SOURCES, FIRE NOW EXTINGUISHING, PARTICULARLY IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN SECTORS (CANO YARUMALES, RIO GUAYABERO).

3. AFFECTED AREAS OVERFLOWN: THOUSANDS OF HECTARES OF FOREST LOST, RARE ANIMAL SPECIES THREATENED. HOWEVER, NO FULL EVALUATION OF DAMAGES YET MADE.

08 Feb 1991 description

UNDRO 91/
MAURITIUS - CYCLONE BELLA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1

04 Feb 1991 description


UNDRO 91/0263

FLOODS - IRAN
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
4 FEBRUARY 1991

1. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT MAJOR FLASH FLOODS AFFECTED LARGE PART OF SISTAN PROVINCE IN EASTERN IRAN NEAR BORDER WITH AFHGANISTAN AND PAKISTAN. INITIAL ASSESSMENT IS 117 VILLAGES TOTALLY FLOODED LEAVING 30,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS, THOUSANDS OF HECTARES OF FARMLAND DESTROYED AND MANY LIVESTOCK LOST. TRANSPORT NETWORK ALSO BEING DISRUPTED.

2. NO CONFIRMED REPORTS ON CASUALTY FIGURES YET.

01 Feb 1991 description


UNDRO 91/0248
AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
1 FEBRUARY 1991

1. EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.6 ON RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED IN HINDU KUSH MOUNTAINS IN AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN BORDER AREA AT 3:34 HRS LOCAL TIME, 1 FEBRUARY 1991 (23:04 GMT, 31 JANUARY), APPROXIMATELY 300 KM NORTHEAST OF KABUL. EPICENTRE WAS LATITUDE 36.7 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 70.9 DEGREES EAST.

01 Feb 1991 description


UNDRO 91/0248

AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
1 FEBRUARY 1991

1. EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.6 ON RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED IN HINDU KUSH MOUNTAINS IN AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN BORDER AREA AT 3:34 HRS LOCAL TIME, 1 FEBRUARY 1991 (23:04 GMT, 31 JANUARY), APPROXIMATELY 300 KM NORTHEAST OF KABUL. EPICENTRE WAS LATITUDE 36.7 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 70.9 DEGREES EAST.

21 Jan 1991 description


UNDRO 91/1922

VIETNAM - STORM
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
31 JANUARY 1991

1. MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE REPORTED KILLED AND HUNDREDS INJURED OR
MISSING FOLLOWING GALE-FORCE WINDS HIT VIETNAM CENTRAL COAST ON
28 DECEMBER. WINDS STRUCK DA NANG AND QUANG NGAI PROVINCES
SATURDAY MORNING AND MOST CASUALTIES FISHERMEN CAUGHT IN STORM
AT SEA. DAMAGE ALSO CAUSED TO BUILDINGS AND BOATS IN COASTAL
AREA.

2. LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND RED CROSS DISTRIBUTING RELIEF IN
AFFECTED AREA. UNDRO MONITORING SITUATION AND WILL REVERT AS
APPROPRIATE.

07 Jan 1991 description

UNDRO 91/0023

MYANMAR - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
07 JANUARY 1991

1. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STATION REPORTS EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED IN VICINITY OF MANDALAY, MYANMAR 5 JAN 14:57 GMT. MAGNITUDE COMPUTED AT 7.2 ON RICHTER SCALE WITH HYPOCENTER AT LATITUDE 23.5 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 96.3 DEGREES EAST, DEPTH NORMAL.

2. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE IN YANGON IN CONTACT WITH GOVT AND ACCORDING TO PRELIMINARY INFORMATION EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE REPORTED AS NOT MAJOR BUT FULL EXTENT NOT YET KNOWN. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUES TO MONITOR SITUATION.

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.

01 Jan 1991 description

This clickable map links to maps of districts of india.