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Brazil + 2 others
9 January 2014: South America – Floods and high waves

BRAZIL: Heavy rainfall affected the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo in the 2nd half of December 2013. A total of 45 people have died and more than 70 000 have been displaced.

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World + 6 others
Investing in people or building more stuff: which is better for reducing disaster risks?


This is a guest post from Chris Anderson, Oxfam’s global adviser on disaster risk reduction

While the global humanitarian response system is more effective and sophisticated than ever before, in its current form it’s being outstripped by the pace of increasing risks.

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Albania + 38 others
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Appeal No. MAA00010 Mid-Year report

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over 3.5