Showing posts with label relief efforts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label relief efforts. Show all posts

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Trump Administration Asks Congress for $7.85Bln in Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds

Hurricane Harvey
"At this time, the Administration requests an appropriation of $7.85 billion in Federal resources for response and initial recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey," the letter addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan read.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Death toll in India's Bihar floods rises to 393

India's Bihar floods
Death toll in the ongoing floods in India's eastern state of Bihar has risen to 393, officials said Friday.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Italian gov't takes emergency measures for quake-hit regions

The Italian government has decided to take emergency measures for the central Italian regions that were struck by strong earthquakes between August 24 and October 30.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Authorities seek accommodation for evacuees of earthquake-hit central Italy

Authorities were on Thursday looking into accommodation options for residents of earthquake-hit towns in central Italy after thousands of people were forced out of their homes overnight.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

At least 1.4 million people in Haiti need aid after hurricane: UN chief

At least 1.4 million people need assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters here on Monday.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hundreds of North Korea soldiers dead or missing after floods

Floods North Korea has described as "catastrophic" and the worst since the end of World War II may have led to the deaths of border guards – but Pyongyang authorities may have been more preoccupied with finding ammunition swept away by the deluge.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DOT to Allocate $2 Mln for Roads Damaged by California Wildfires

US Transportation Department (DOT) will provide $2 million in federal emergency relief funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by wildfires raging in northern California, a DOT statement said Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Cyclone Komen further burdens thousands of displaced people in western Myanmar (UN agencies)

UN,  4 August 2015 – Sweeping across western Myanmar last week, Cyclone Komen has caused extensive damage in the region, hampering assessment and relief efforts, including to areas where thousands of displaced people are living, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Monday, June 01, 2015

In Nepal, UN rushes to replace quake-damaged healthcare facilities ahead of monsoon

 UN, 1 June 2015 – The United Nations health agency is racing critical medical supplies to fourteen of Nepal's most earthquake-affected districts in an effort to restore health services before the onset of monsoon season.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Nepal: UN underscores need to act now before monsoon rains risk further disaster

UN, 21 May 2015 – As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the monsoon rains hit and further complicate logistics.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Nepal: UN relief efforts race against time as monsoon season nears

UN, 11 May 2015 – Two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, emergency responders are racing against time to reach affected populations in the mountainous country's most remote regions, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Only five percent of Nepal quake funds received (UN)

Only a fraction of the emergency funds the United Nations has requested for victims of Nepal's earthquake have come in, UN officials have said, as crises around the world put unprecedented demands on international donors.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

‘No possibility’ of finding more Nepal quake survivors

Nepal's government ruled out the possibility Saturday of finding more survivors buried in the rubble from last weekend's massive earthquake as it announced the death toll had risen to 6,621.

EL News