Earthquake in Bam, Iran
On 26 December 2003, an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit the Iranian city of Bam, situated in the south-eastern ...
United Nations World Food Programme Iraq Mission
Since the Gulf War of 1991, the United Nations (UN) had been present in Iraq with the World Food Programme (WFP). After Operation ...
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 ...
Operation Golden Eagle, Ivory Coast
A failed coup in Ivory Coast in September 2002 erupted into a civil war between north and south. In late October 2002, the rebels ...
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 ...
Aceh Monitor Mission (AMM)
Aceh has a long and eventful history of resistance against domination by outsiders. Indonesia became independent in 1949. The ...
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 ...