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Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin - Apr 1999: Latin America /Caribbean

The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam GB's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. Note: in the context of this report, 'Oxfam' refers to Oxfam GB, unless specified otherwise.

The drought in the semi-arid north east of Brazil continues. The forecast rains have not arrived in many places; in others they are localised, brief, and sporadic. The alleged rainy season is almost over for another year, making prospects for the next 8 or 9 months bleak. Many rural communities are not prepared and are unable to store