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23 Apr 2015 description

Edited by: Augusto Queiroz

At least 10 thousand people suffered the consequences of a tornado that hit the municipality of Xanxerê last Monday (Apr 20), according to figures from the Civil Defense of Santa Catarina state. Over a thousand were forced out of their homes and a preliminary report reveals that 2.6 thousand dwellings were affected. The authorities have also announced that 300 people have been given medical assistance and 120 hospitalized.

22 Apr 2015 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

Un tornado devastó la ciudad brasileña de Xanxere, en el sureño estado de Santa Catarina, y dejó un saldo de dos muertos, 120 heridos y más de dos mil 600 viviendas destruidas, informaron hoy fuentes oficiales.

Autoridades estaduales enviaron una comisión para evaluar los daños y prestar la ayuda a esa localidad, que permanece sin electricidad y agua, debido a las afectaciones por el tornado ocurrido la noche del domingo último.

22 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

Over the last decade Latin America and the Caribbean region has achieved important progress towards the World Bank Group's goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting income growth of the bottom 40 percent, propelled by remarkable economic growth and falling income inequality. Despite this impressive performance, social progress has not been uniform over this period, and certain countries, subregions and even socioeconomic groups participated less in the growth process.

22 Apr 2015 description

Amazonas: Floods. Three municipalities—Atalaia do Norte, Benjamin Constant, and Pauini—are being affected. A state of emergency has been declared. (o.s.: Civil Defense)

Rio Grande Norte: Drought. 153 municipalities have been affected. A state of emergency has been declared. (o.s.: Civil Defense)

Santa Catarina: Tornado. The toll of the tornado in the southern part of the country was two people dead and at least 60 injured. The force of the wind brought down five power towers, which in turn left 200,000 homes and businesses without electricity. (m.: La Razon)

21 Apr 2015 description


  • PERÚ: Como consecuencia de las intensas lluvias registradas en la región de Loreto, se reportan más de 115,000 personas afectadas en zonas urbanas y rurales.

  • HAITÍ: Las lluvias de los últimos días han destruido 8,800 casas, dejando sin vivienda a 50,000 personas. Las zonas más afectadas están en el suroeste del país y la capital, Puerto Príncipe.

  • CHILE: El Ministerio de Obras Públicas ha fijado la fecha del 30 de abril para tener un catastro que refleje el costo de la reconstrucción.

21 Apr 2015 description


  • PERU: As a result of heavy rains in the region of Loreto, more than 115,000 people are affected in urban and rural areas.

  • HAITI: About 50,000 people lost their homes as recent severe storms destroyed 8,800 houses. The most affected areas are in the southwest of the country and the capital, Port au Prince.

  • CHILE: The Ministry of Public Works expects to release an official report on the costs of reconstruction 30 April.

16 Apr 2015 description
report ActionAid

This report reflects the experiences of over 3,000 women and girls living in urban communities in Brazil, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Liberia, Nepal, South Africa and Zimbabwe. While the women and girls interviewed in this baseline study shared their views that cities can be places of choice and empowerment for them, they also spoke of the multiple challenges they face in enjoying their rights and freely making choices about their daily lives.

09 Apr 2015 description

Dakar, Senegal, 8 April 2015 - As momentum builds towards the adoption of the new global Sustainable Development Goals later this year, some 13 African countries and Brazil have come together to share experiences on social protection, focused on ensuring that Africa’s poor are not left behind in the drive for economic growth, and have the means to better weather shocks and crises.

09 Apr 2015 description

Dakar, Sénégal — Alors qu’un élan se créé en faveur de l’adoption plus tard dans l’année des nouveaux Objectifs mondiaux de développement durable, environ 13 pays africains et le Brésil se sont réunis pour mettre en commun leurs expériences en matière de protection sociale afin d’inclure les pauvres d’Afrique dans l’initiative en faveur de la croissance économique et de leur permettre de mieux supporter les chocs et les crises.

06 Apr 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

Government says cases of the mosquito-borne disease have shot up 162 percent so far this year.

Brazil is battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the heavily-populated state of Sao Paolo.

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03 Apr 2015 description

Nuestro compromiso con la sostenibilidad

03 Apr 2015 description

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Long-term economic growth and the reduction of poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on development that is both socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. Recognizing this, at the IDB, we have made a commitment to maximizing positive environmental and social outcomes of our work, while minimizing risks and negative impacts to people and natural capital. Our Annual Sustainability Report provides a summary of our advances

31 Mar 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 30 March 2015

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

31 Mar 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Funds Sent To: Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia - FLD

Amount Sent: US$ 34.197,00

Date: 30 March 2015

Details of Response

Emergency: Indigenous people suffer from floods in Acre and Amazonas states

Date of Emergency: March 2015

ACT Requesting Member(s): Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia - FLD



30 Mar 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

In February and March, heavy rain and floods have hit Acre in northern Brazil, 80,000 people have been severely affected in particular marginal communities and indigenous people.

According to authorities the Acre River exceeded its highest recorded height of 17.66 meters, reaching 18.40 meters.

The most affected people are communities on river banks and indigenous peoples, especially the Apurinã indigenous people of Pauini, near the Purus River in Amazonas.

30 Mar 2015 description

Edwirges Nogueira reports on the scene Edited by: Lílian Beraldo / Olga Bardawil

25 Mar 2015 description


The Ambassador of Brazil to Palestine His Excellency Paulo França, visited UNRWA’s Rimal Health Centre in Gaza City today to see the impact of Brazil’s medical support for Palestine refugees in Gaza.

25 Mar 2015 description

•Federal Government: state of emergency in 8 municipalities of five States. Droughts, floods and heavy rains affecting the cities of Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina. (fo.: defensa civil).

•Rio de Janeiro: Getulio Vargas Hospital is in emergency due to flooding caused by severe rains. Many streets were under water because of this storm that began on Sunday afternoon. (mc.: globo).

24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.