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31 Dec 2004 description

he International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

he International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project. This document reflects a range of programmes and activities to be implemented in 2005, and the related funding requirements.

31 Dec 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

Period Covered 28th to the 29th December, 2004

Date of transmission: 29th December, 2004 20:00 hrs

Key Developments

  • WHO offices are fully mobilsed across the region, with 24 hour crises centres opened in New Delhi and Geneva

  • WHO country offices are being strengthened as public health specialist and supplies are sent from regional and headquarter office (s)

  • Needs assessments under way, health sector co-ordination and response plans are being developed

31 Dec 2004 description

So far four Australian Red Cross delegates have joined over 80 expatriate staff from 11 National Societies such as the US, Canada, UK, Denmark, Sweden and Japan, and are working alongside thousands of local volunteers.

31 Dec 2004 description


I. Significant events
The chefs of the UN forces in Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone met in Dakar, Senegal on 1 December under the auspices of UNOWA. The issues discussed pertained mainly to the problems relating to the circulation of arms and combatants in the region as a consequences of the porous borders in the region, and how to develop a sub regional approach to tackle these problems.

31 Dec 2004 description

"Millions of people severely affected by the most devastating 'tsunami' are desperately waiting for food and clean water on Indian ocean shores. The survivors facing hunger and thirst are now on the brink of epidemic" said one of our sources in Indonesia'.

Muslim Hands has allocated =A3500,000 for the emergency and sent teams to Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka to distribute the food and medical supplies.

31 Dec 2004 description
report Swiss Red Cross

L'opération d'urgence lancée par la Croix-Rouge bat son plein, alors que le bilan des victimes du raz-de-marée qui a dévasté l'Asie du Sud s'alourdit de jour en jour et que les régions côtières comptent plus de deux millions de sans-abri. La Croix-Rouge suisse intervient au Sri Lanka, en Inde méridionale et en Indonésie. Elle a débloqué un million de francs au titre de l'aide d'urgence.

31 Dec 2004 description

Paris, le 29 décembre 2004 ; suite aux raz de marée successifs survenus en Asie du Sud, Aide Médicale Internationale a décidé d'envoyer des équipes médicales au Sri Lanka et sur l'île de Sumatra en Indonésie.

Aide Médicale Internationale est déjà présente dans cette zone, en Thaïlande et au Myanmar (ex-Birmanie).

Afin de nous donner les moyens d'intervenir pour faire face à cette situation exceptionnelle d'urgence et pour permettre à l'association d'apporter son soutien aux populations locales en endiguant les épidémies, Aide Médicale Internationale lance un …

31 Dec 2004 description
report ActionAid

CHENNAI - 31 December 2004

After reports of earthquake aftershocks off Indonesia, tsunami warnings were issued yesterday in Tamil Nadu, southern India - triggering fresh panic amongst survivors on the coast. Thankfully, there were no aftershocks but the survivors' lives are threatened by lack of clean water and sanitation - five days after the tsunami disaster struck.

ActionAid has 30 full-time staff and nearly 300 partners and volunteers mobilised for relief and assessment work in Tamil Nadu.

31 Dec 2004 description
report Médecins du Monde

Suite à la catastrophe humanitaire sans précédent qui sévit actuellement en Asie du Sud Médecins du Monde s'est mobilisé au travers de son réseau international pour apporter une aide médicale d'urgence aux victimes du tsunami.
A ce jour 34 médecins, infirmiers, psychologues et logisticiens sont déployés au Sri Lanka et à Banda Aceh (Indonésie) pour porter secours aux victimes, réactiver les systèmes de soins dans les zones sinistrées et faire face aux risques épidémiques grandissants.

31 Dec 2004 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid's Asia specialist, Anjali Kwatra, is part of a Christian Aid emergency assessment team in Batticaloa, eastern Sri Lanka. Here is her eyewitness account.

31 Dec 2004 description

Five days have now passed since the natural disaster occurred.

It has been confirmed that 59 Swedes have died.

31 Dec 2004 description

Period Covered 30th to the 31th December, 2004
Date of transmission: 31th December, 2004 20:00 hrs
Key Developments

  • WHO has mobilized 190 New Emergency Health Kits to cover essential medicine needs of 2 million people for three months - delivery will be complete by mid-January

  • Nine kits are being distributed in the region

  • 140 other kits (diarrhoea, surgical) have been mobilized

31 Dec 2004 description

JRS brings in relief to victims of Tsunami in Aceh

JRS Indonesia has over the last few days mobilized staff into Medan in North Sumatra and Aceh, areas hit by earthquake and Tsunamis on December 26. Two trucks with aid will leave Medan towards Aceh tomorrow (January 1). The vehicles will head in the direction of Banda Aceh, but are prepared to stop along the way to help victims of the disaster. Many people are trying to leave the regional capital Banda Aceh due to lack of food and because they cannot bear the smell of dead bodies that have still not been collected.

31 Dec 2004 description
report Give World

Amar Seva Sangam

Situation: Worst affected areas are Cuddalore, Nagapattanam and Coastal areas of Chennai.In Nagapattinam, 5 to 6 villages in the distance of 20 to 30 km are totally damaged.

31 Dec 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund


31 December, 2004

Situation

The following table gives a picture of the emerging extent of the disaster on a district-wide basis.