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11 Nov 2013 description
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WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 11, 2013) – Members of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working internationally, are responding to the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded. A list of reputable and experienced organizations responding to the crisis so far is available at www.InterAction.org.

19 Apr 2013 description
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Nearly a million people living in makeshift shelters in Mindanao are facing the monsoon season in May and a typhoon season later in the year. Currently, only 42% of the appeal is funded. A comprehensive shelter strategy, either at national or local level, is missing. Multiple, creative and proven sheltering options should be considered, such as host family support, cash programming, rental support and livelihood programs that assist rebuilding. The local municipalities lack the technical capacity to address mitigation challenges and need immediate support.

02 Nov 2012 description
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Millions remained without power in New York and New Jersey on Thursday, while the death toll from this week's "superstorm" climbed. Meanwhile, rescuers continued searching for survivors.

21 Mar 2011 description
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In Haiti, the leading cause for infant mortality and illness in children is contaminated water. Germs for hepatitis, cholera and chronic diarrhea are carried through water used for cooking and drinking. Additionally the absence of a sewage sanitation system has contaminated nearly every water source with human waste, further exacerbated by natural calamities such as hurricanes and the recent earthquake.

30 Sep 2009 description
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Tropical Storm Ketsana, known locally as "Ondoy," passed through the Philippines and Vietnam September 24-26. The government of the Philippines has declared a state of calamity in several regions. According to the government, almost 2 million people have been affected by the storms, with up to 375,000 people located in evacuation centers as of September 29. The death toll is recorded at 240. Priority needs include potable water, food, nonfood emergency items, health interventions and management services for the evacuation centers.

18 Jun 2008 description
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Last Updated June 18, 2008

Over 2 million people have been affected by Cyclone Nargis. State officials are now estimate ing the death toll to be over 77,000, with an additional 56,000 people still missing.

06 May 2008 description
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As of today, Tuesday, May 6, state officials have estimated the death toll in Burmafrom Cyclone Nargisat at over 22,000. Over 40,000 people are missing and millions more are homeless. Priority emergency relief needs are shelter, food, water, medicines and electricity. Washed-out roads have made it impossible to reach many people in more remote areas. In seven of the worst affected deltas, communities are reporting 90-95% damage.

Food is available, but costs have risen 50%.

19 Nov 2007 description
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On November 15th, Bangladesh was hit by Cyclone Sidr, a category 4 storm that has been identified as the second strongest cyclone to make landfall in the country since records began in 1877. The worst affected districts are in the Bay of Bengal, including Patuakhali, Barguna, Bagerhat, Barisal and Pirojpur. Officials have warned that the death toll, already above 3,100, is expected to rise to anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000.

12 Oct 2005 description
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The InterAction members listed here are accepting contributions for assistance they or their affiliates are providing to those affected by Hurricane Stan.

03 Oct 2005 description
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The InterAction members listed here are accepting contributions for assistance they or their affiliates are providing to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

03 Sep 2005 description
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Statement by Dr. Mohammad Akhter, CEO

01 Sep 2005 description
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The InterAction members listed here are accepting contributions for assistance they or their affiliates are providing to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

03 Dec 2004 description
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Press Contact: Kim Abbott, 202-667-8227 x115
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Gottlieb Duwan, Senior Program Associate, x105

24 Sep 2004 description
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Press Contact: Kim Abbott, 202-667-8227 x115

In mid-September, Tropical Storm Jeanne passed near the northern coast of Haiti, resulting in heavy rain, mudslides and flooding, particularly in the coastal areas of Gonaïves in Artibonite Department and Port-de-Paix in North-West Department, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development. Press reports indicate more than 1,000 people have lost their lives and many more are still missing. Prior to Tropical Storm Jeanne, Hurricane Ivan left a path of massive destruction as it moved through the Caribbean.

15 Sep 2004 description
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DENVER - As Hurricane Ivan hurls toward four U.S. Gulf Coast states, thousands of survivors from its weekend assault on Jamaica are in need of emergency medical, hygiene and shelter aid. An airlift of relief goods from World Vision will leave Denver Thursday morning, September 1, bound for the hurricane zone. The U.S.

13 Sep 2004 description
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Press Contact: Sid Balman, 202-667-8227 x141; sbalman@interaction.org

20 Mar 2000 description
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Press Contact: Shanta M. Bryant, 202-667-8227 x115

11 Nov 1999 description
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Cyclone in India
Updated November 11, 1999
Press Contact: Shanta Bryant, 202-667-8227 x127
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104

04 Nov 1999 description
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Press Contact:
Shanta Bryant, 202-667-8227 x127
NGO Contacts:
James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104