Suriname Flooding Roundup For Friday, 12 May, 2006
- Disaster Response Teams Start Arriving in Suriname: Members of the UNDAC team are already in Suriname and are currently setting up focal operational points in Paramaribo. Some of the equipment that they have brought with them includes high capactiy pumps that will be used for water purification and sanitation.
- An Eye Witness Says Capital Received Alert Late: Problems with communication may have created avoidable problems.
- High Tansportation Costs & Weather Conditions Hampering Relief Efforts: The nature of the disaster itself hampers efforts, while transportation cost remains a factor.
- Suriname flood images show what it looks like near 'ground zero', and what people are dealing with. Pictures are worth thousands of words.
- Suriname Relief: UNICEF & PADRU in Suriname, WFP & OCHA Arriving Shortly: More relief from international agencies comes in to staunch the disaster.
- US$50,000 aid for Suriname from the United States Government.
- Dutch sources translated: Thanks to the irreplaceable help from volunteer translators, we have access to what is written in Dutch about the state of events on the ground, with explanations and observations from the ground.
It seems that the mainstream media is beginning to accelerate coverage on the flooding as well, with the top stories at this time being:
- Suriname Flooding Claims Three Lives To Date
- US Providing Aid to Victims of Heavy Flooding in Suriname
- Suriname Floods Cover 15 Percent of Country, Displace 22,000
- Suriname Floods Kill 3; Many Homeless Washington Post
Let's hope that the affected people in Suriname have a better weekend than the week they have had so far.
Tags: [Americas/Suriname] [Floods] [Breaking News/Disaster/Emergency/Humanitarian/Relief/Rescue]