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27 Apr 2004 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Bonn, 04/25/2004 - Gust-Frenger returned from the disaster region on the afternoon of the 24th, where he was able to inform other representatives of international aid organisations on the extent of the disaster.
40 percent of houses destroyed

The scene of destruction extends a radius of 500 meters from the accident site, according to Gust-Frenger. In addition, 40 percent of the houses in the entire city and all the forests within a radius of three kilometres of the accident site have been destroyed.

Hundreds of dead and severely injured

27 Apr 2004 description

ABECHE, Chad, April 27 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency is investigating reports of a new influx of Sudanese into north-eastern Chad, an area already hosting earlier waves of refugees facing food and water shortages.

27 Apr 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0065
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Democratic Republic of Congo - Humanitarian Crisis in Bandundu and Western Kasai Provinces

26 Apr 2004 description

Moroto, Northeast Uganda, April 26, 2004 - It's official: the Karamojong are finally making the transition from warriors to school boys. A school feeding programme that encourages parents to school their children by relieving the burden of hungry mouths is finally paying off, Ugandan local officials claim.

26 Apr 2004 description
report Islamic Relief

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes hit northern Bangladesh on 14th April and again on the 19th, killing 88 people and injuring thousands. Nearly forty villages in the areas of Netrokona and Mymensingh have been badly hit, with 3,400 houses completely destroyed and another 1,745 houses sustaining damage.

26 Apr 2004 description

Pyongyang, 26 April 2004 - WFP has delivered the first humanitarian assistance to hospital victims of North Korea's railway disaster, and is pledging to feed thousands of others left injured or homeless for as long as necessary despite severe funding shortages.

26 Apr 2004 description


26 Apr 2004 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 26 April 2004 - A fleet of 32 six wheel trucks and eight 4-wheel drive vehicles have arrived in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, part of a generous grant made possible by the Norwegian government with invaluable support from the Norwegian Red Cross.

26 Apr 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

One Million People Displaced and in Need of Food, Water, Healthcare and Shelter

26 Apr 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. 37/2002;

Period covered: December 2002 to December 2003;

Final appeal coverage: (click here to go directly to the attached Final Financial Report)

Appeal history:

Launched on 23 December 2002 for 6 months for CHF 958, 000 (USD 748,523 or EUR 618,498) to assist 30,000 beneficiaries.

26 Apr 2004 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern has allocated €50,000 to the relief efforts in Ryongchon, following the devastating train crash last Thursday.

25 Apr 2004 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Bonn, 04/25/2004 - "Many people are living in houses which have been very badly damaged and are in a state of virtual collapse," according to Petra K=FCper, in charge of Agro Action's projects in North Korea.

24 Apr 2004 description

OCHA/GVA - 2004/0063
OCHA Situation Report No. 10
Haiti - Socio-Political Crisis
24 April 2004

Update on the deployment of the Multi National Interim Force (MIF)
(source: Civil Military Operations Centre - CMOC)

MAP - Civil Military Points of Contact in Haiti - 21 April 2004

24 Apr 2004 description

In Brief
Appeal No.: 01.21/2003 (Click here to access the 2003 Appeal)

Appeal target: CHF 745,404 (USD 511,425 or EUR 506,237)

Appeal coverage: 74.4% (Click here to access the Final Financial Report) Appeal 2004: Swaziland no. 01.18/2004 (Click here to access the 2004 Appeal)

This Annual Report reflects activities implemented over a one-year period; they form part of, and are based on, longer-term, multi-year planning.

24 Apr 2004 description

PYONGYANG - A joint United Nations, Red Cross and NGO mission travelled on Saturday, 24 April, to Ryongchon township with DPRK government officials to conduct a preliminary assessment.