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11 Dec 2014 description

12/10/2014 - 22:51 GMT

Brazilian megalopolis Sao Paulo saw violent storms and heavy rains Wednesday, causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.

The east of Brazil's richest and largest city, home to some 20 million people, was worst hit as roads became streams carrying vehicles along after the heavy dump, which followed months of the worst drought in decades.

Traffic authorities said some roads were completely flooded, while some shops were badly damaged, although there were no casualties reported.

10 Dec 2014 description
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América Latina y el Caribe está muy cerca de lograr la meta de la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación

La región ha avanzado un 92% hacia la meta de reducir a la mitad el número total de personas que sufre hambre, mientras que a nivel global sólo se ha avanzado 41%

10 Dec 2014 description
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Latin America and the Caribbean need final push to achieve World Food Summit Goal

Region has advanced 92 percent towards goal of halving the total number of people suffering from hunger

10 December 10 2014, Santiago, Chile - Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92 percent progress toward the the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger and final push is needed to fully achieve it, according to FAO's regional flagship report, the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security 2014, released today.

09 Dec 2014 description

Global action to tackle climate change is being discussed through 12 December at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP20) in Lima, Peru. In Latin America, projects supported by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) focused on preparedness help mitigate the effects already taking place - often small projects with huge impact. Our colleague Ruth Silva shares the story of a Brazilian city's preparedness for future climate-related events, and how it's saving lives.

05 Dec 2014 description

Acre State: Floods. The Ministry of National Integration declared a state of public calamity in Tarauacá because of the floods that have hit the city. Since November 20, the city has been in emergency situation because the level of the Tarauacá river has risen to 11.38 meters—almost three meters above the warning level—due to heavy rainfall affecting the city. (o.s.: Portal Brasil).

04 Dec 2014 description

Brazil's government has recently provided more than $9.76 million to help efforts against Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the three West African countries most impacted by the disease. The donation was allocated to multiple UN divisions.

Half the amount was given to the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide care to infected populations and support prevention efforts. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will receive $2.54 million for basic services including healthcare. The World Food Programme has received $1.76 million to provide food.

03 Dec 2014 description

GENEVA, 3 December 2014 — UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign usually recognizes exceptional performance by cities and towns in disaster risk management but today it granted role model status to São Paulo State, Brazil, for its ability to mobilise 211 cities and towns in the populous state to join the Campaign.

The four year old campaign now has over 2,400 cities and towns committed to basic principles of disaster management which protect citizens from a range of natural hazards through improved land use, urban planning and strong building codes.

30 Nov 2014 description

La FAO honore les réalisations du Brésil, du Cameroun, de l’Ethiopie, du Gabon, de la Gambie, de l’Iran, du Kiribati, de la Malaisie, de Maurice, de la Mauritanie, du Mexique, des Philippines et de l’Uruguay

30 novembre 2014, Rome - Treize pays ont obtenu aujourd'hui la reconnaissance de la FAO pour les progrès exceptionnels qu'ils ont réalisés dans la lutte contre la faim et qui leur ont permis d'atteindre les objectifs internationaux avant la date limite de fin 2015.

30 Nov 2014 description

FAO honors achievements of Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay

30 November 2014, Rome - Thirteen countries today won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement which includes reaching international targets ahead of the end-of-2015 deadline.

28 Nov 2014 description


  • El Programa Mundial de Alimentos –PMA-, en coordinación con instituciones de Gobierno ONGs y agencias de Naciones Unidas, realizó una evaluación de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en emergencia (ESAE).

  • 1.2 millones de personas en municipios adicionales (no contemplados en evaluación de Gobierno) afectados de las zonas de Oriente y Occidente podrían estar en inseguridad alimentaria moderada o severa según la ESAE.

28 Nov 2014 description

CURITIBA, Brasil, 24 de noviembre de 2014 (ACNUR) - El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR) firmó hoy un Protocolo de Intenciones con el Gobierno del Estado de Paraná, Brasil, y con la Federación de Industrias del Estado para inserir los refugiados colombianos que viven en Ecuador en el mercado laboral de la región brasileña.

26 Nov 2014 description

11/28/2014 - 04:36 GMT

by Natalia RAMOS

He cast his rod happily here for 30 years -- but where a river once teemed with fish, Brazilian fisherman Ernane da Silva these days stares out over a valley of weeds and bone dry, sun-parched land.

The southeastern state of Sao Paulo is suffering its worst drought in 80 years with scores of towns sounding the alarm, blaming increasing deforestation, unseasonably high temperatures and creeping urbanization.

24 Nov 2014 description


  • 2014 wheat harvest anticipated at record level

  • 2014 maize production remains high

  • Maize exports forecast to decrease in 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)

  • Wheat flour prices reach multi-year lows, yellow maize prices increase seasonally

2014 wheat harvest anticipated at record level

19 Nov 2014 description

Ivan Richard reports from Agência Brasil
Edited by: Valéria Aguiar / Nira Foster

Over the last four years, the number of refugees in Brazil skyrocketed from 4,357 in 2010 to 7,289 this year up to October—a surge of nearly 70%, according to data released today (Nov 18) by the National Committee for Refugees (Conare). Women account for 25% of these people.

14 Nov 2014 description
South America version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 23 000 000


14 Nov 2014 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • Se busca crear herramientas legales para agilizar el ingreso de asistencia humanitaria internacional a la nación afectada por un desastre de grandes magnitudes

  • Participan 14 expertos y representantes de países y Sociedades Nacionales de Cruz Roja

10 Nov 2014 description

Durante el V Foro del Frente Parlamentario contra el Hambre de América Latina y el Caribe se presentó el proyecto llevado a cabo por la FAO y el Gobierno de Brasil en catorce países de la región.

09 Nov 2014 description

Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie | AFP | Sunday 11/9/2014 - 02:54 GMT

by Satish Cheney

One of the most familiar sounds in Malaysia's capital is the approaching drone of a fumigation fogger spewing thick white plumes of insecticide, part of so-far futile efforts to arrest a spiralling dengue fever outbreak.

Malaysia is among several countries across Asia and Latin America grappling with a mosquito-borne virus that is proving tough to eradicate as it infects millions.

04 Nov 2014 description

Inflación mensual de alimentos de América Latina y el Caribe alcanzó 1.2% en septiembre

El aumento de 0,4 puntos porcentuales respecto a agosto llevó la inflación alimentaria regional a uno de los valores más altos en lo que va del año

Santiago de Chile, 3 de noviembre de 2014 – La inflación alimentaria de América Latina y el Caribe ha aumentado de forma continua desde junio, alcanzando 1.2% en septiembre, uno de los valores más altos en lo que va de 2014, señaló hoy la FAO.

03 Nov 2014 description

A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries