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28 Jul 2015 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 28 de Julio 2015
Fuente: Siglo XXI

Un contingente de alimentos valorado en unos Q50 millones, donado por el gobierno brasileño arribó al país este fin de semana y será utilizado para atender a las familias damnificadas por los efectos de la canícula prolongada en el área del Corredor Seco, informó Fidel Ponce, viceministro de Seguridad Alimentaria del Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA).

27 Jul 2015 description

NAIROBI -- In remarks made during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, President Barack Obama announced that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, plans to join Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility (WEOF). As part of the planned commitment, OPIC intends to finance up to $100 million in new projects under the facility.

25 Jul 2015 description

Municipalities Sao Borja and Uruguayana in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. Flooding occurred in the Uruguai River. The ministry of National Integration has increased its federal government support to areas affected by the rains and flooding. (defensacivil)

22 Jul 2015 description

El presidente Otto Pérez Molina anunció ayer que el viernes atracará un buque proveniente de Brasil con 4 mil 500 toneladas de alimentos, consistentes en frijol y arroz, los cuales se distribuirán a partir del 1 de agosto, como parte de la extensión del Plan Prosperidad, para mitigar los efectos de la sequía prolongada de este año.

22 Jul 2015 description
  • Heavy rainfall continued affecting southern Brazil over the last week, causing more floods and damage in the States of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Approx. 114 mm of rain in 24 h were observed in Santa Maria on 20 July and 101 mm in Encruzilhada do Sul in Rio Grande do Sul.

21 Jul 2015 description

Parana. The Ministry of National Integration declared an emergency in 28 municipalities in the state due to hail storms, tornadoes, heavy winds and flooding in recent days. (os: defensacivil).

21 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • FLOODS AND RAINS: Rains in Bolivia have affected about 26,200 people. In Brazil some 140 cities are under a state of alert and about 40,000 people are affected.

  • COLD WEATHER: 156,782 people are suffering from respiratory and health issues in Peru related to below freezing temperatures. Authorities declared state of emergency in districts in 10 regions.

  • EARTHQUAKE: A 6.5 (Richter) earthquake was registered in Barbados.
    No major damages were reported

21 Jul 2015 description

Destacados

  • INUNDACIONES Y LLUVIAS: Las lluvias que han afectado a Bolivia han dejado a unas 26,200 personas afectadas. En Brasil alrededor de 140 ciudades se mantienen en estado de alerta y 40,000 personas están afectadas.

  • HELADAS: La salud de 156,782 personas ha sido afectada en Perú. Autoridades declararon estado de emergencia en algunos distritos de 10 regiones.

  • SISMO: Un sismo de 6.5 grados en la escala de Richter se registró en Barbados. No se reportaron daños de importancia.

20 Jul 2015 description
report El Observador

El aumento del caudal se debió a las lluvias que se registraron en Brasil. Prevén evacuar a más familias esta semana

Las lluvias que se registraron en Brasil en los últimos días provocaron la crecida del Río Uruguay. Como consecuencia, ocho personas decidieron autoevacuarse en los departamentos de Salto y de Paysandú.

Según informó El País, la Comisión Técnica Mixta de Salto Grande espera un aumento de seis metros del nivel del río en Paysandú, debido a la liberación de agua de la represa.

18 Jul 2015 description
report Redhum

Brasil, 17 de Julio 2015
Fuente: La Prensa - BO

En Paraná, la Defensa civil indicó que 33.310 personas sufrieron por los estragos de las lluvias.

Calculan que 140 ciudades de los tres estados del sur de Brasil se mantienen en estado de alerta y algunas se declararon en emergencia hasya ayer, por las fuertes lluvias que afectan la región, fronteriza con Argentina, Paraguay y Uruguay.

15 Jul 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

MONTEVIDEO , Jul 14 2015 (IPS) - The countries of Latin America have partially met the Millennium Development Goal referring to the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to the UNAIDS report on the global epidemic released Tuesday.

01 Jul 2015 description

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama announced $2 million to expand the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Feed the Future and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) to help Mozambique increase agricultural production, food security, and family nutrition. The investment will raise agricultural production through new science and technology and provide training for agricultural policy makers, technicians, and farmers.

01 Jul 2015 description

Drought in the States of Bahia and Segipe: The Ministry of National Integration of four municipalities declared a state of emergency due to the drought. (os: defensacivil)

18 Jun 2015 description

Flávia Villela reports from Agência Brasil
Edited by: Maria Claudia / Augusto Queiroz

The number of asylum applications in Brazil has risen more than 2,000% in four years, but the country has hardly changed to accommodate this demand, the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Andrés Ramires, said Monday (June 15). He made this remark during a seminar on jobs and refugees' rights in Brazil, held in Rio de Janeiro.

18 Jun 2015 description
report AlertNet

Marko Phiri

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometres south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but sell some excess to buyers from Bulawayo and beyond.

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