MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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
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.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0065
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Democratic Republic of Congo - Humanitarian Crisis in Bandundu and Western Kasai Provinces
14th-26th April 2004
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.
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.
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.
US. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
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.
One Million People Displaced and in Need of Food, Water, Healthcare and Shelter
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.
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)
Launched on 23 December 2002 for 6 months for CHF 958, 000 (USD 748,523 or EUR 618,498) to assist 30,000 beneficiaries.
Concern has allocated €50,000 to the relief efforts in Ryongchon, following the devastating train crash last Thursday.
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.
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)
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.
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.