Tsunami in South-East Asia
On 26 December 2004, an earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra caused a giant tidal wave, a tsunami, which ...
Aceh Monitor Mission (AMM)
Aceh has a long and eventful history of resistance against domination by outsiders. Indonesia became independent in 1949. The ...
Forest fires in Portugal
In the summer of 2005, major forest fires raged in large parts of Portugal. 15 people were killed and more than 180.000 hectares ...
Emergency aid after Hurricane Katrina, United States
On 29 August 2005, hurricane Katrina hit the south coast of the United States. The states of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana ...
NATO Disaster Relief Team Pakistan
On 8 October 2005, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hit the India-Pakistan border area, with its epicentre in the ...
European Union Border Assistance Mission in Rafah (EUBAM – Rafah)
In December 1987, the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip on the West Bank of the Jordan rebelled against the Israeli powers, ...
Operation Falah Watra (Suriname)
In the 1st week of May 2006, Suriname was plagued by heavy rainfall. This led to a rise in water levels, subsequently causing ...
Maritime Task Force UNIFIL
In 1975, a civil war broke out in Lebanon. That war was the result of internal tensions and conflicts. The Muslim population was ...
Forest fires in Greece
During the summer of 2007, a number of devastating forest fires broke out in Greece, mainly on the Peloponnese peninsula. The ...
Hurricane Felix in Nicaragua
In early September 2007, Hurricane Felix, a tropical storm of the highest and most serious category, wreaked havoc in the ...