Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0139
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Brazil - Mudslides
9 August 2000
Mudslides triggered torrential rains
in Brazil's northeast.
At present, the situation is under control
and the meteorological forecast is that the weather tends to improve in
the affected region.
Affected areas are situated in the states
of Pernambuco and Alagoas.
Some 60 people dead, and some 143,000
have been forced to abandon their homes.
63 towns have been affected.
Request for international assistance