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Brazil + 2 others
15 January 2014: World Events

BRAZIL – Severe Weather

• Heavy rains resulted in the overflowing of river Palmital in São Paulo state on 12 January.

• As of 14 January (national news agency): twelve dead and eight missing in the municipality of Itaóca, over 300 people displaced, power and transportation networks damaged and 100 houses affected (19 of which destroyed); 50 homes damaged by floods in the town of Apiaí.

• As of 15 January (INMET), heavy rains may still affect parts of São Paulo state in the next 24 h.
National Media (1, 2), INMET, NOAA

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Ecuador + 7 others
16 January 2014: World events

ECUADOR – Severe Weather

• Heavy rains and landslides reported in Coastal and Sierra regions; three people killed, 37 injured. Serious material damage to homes and public infrastructure reported. (ECHO)

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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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Brazil + 2 others
World Events (as of 23 December 2013)

SOUTH SUDAN – Conflict

• Relocation and evacuation of humanitarian staff by UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has continued in several places (Unity, Jonglei, Juba). It is estimated that at least 62 000 people have been displaced due to the violence across the country (OCHA).

• Some 42 000 have sought refuge in UNMISS bases in Bentiu, Bor, Pibor and Juba. Provision of assistance is a major challenge, notably outside Juba. In Juba, the humanitarian response is under way.

• Situation in Juba: tense but stable.

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Brazil: Location Map (2013)

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Brazil: Dengue Epidemic (as of 25 Apr 2012) - Location Map

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Flooding in Southeastern Brazil - December 30, 2011 to January 6, 2012 Rainfall

Torrential rain inundated southeastern Brazil in early January 2012, causing severe damage in multiple states. The floods forced thousands from their homes, damaged roads and homes, and broke through a levee in northern Rio de Janeiro State, according to news reports.

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Floods and Landslides (as of 01 Aug 2011) - Location Map

01 Aug 2011 - Rains caused floods and landslides in Paraíba, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Sul provinces. About 78,000 people affected and 15 dead.

Link: REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America and Caribbean, Year 4 - Volume 219

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Misiones UNDAC (de 1993 a enero 2011)

Qué es UNDAC?
La Evaluacion y Coordinacion ante Desastres de las Naciones Unidas (UNDAC, para su siglas en ingles) es parte del sistema internacional de respuesta a emergencias repentinas.
UNDAC fue creado en 1993. Es diseñado para apoyar a las Naciones Unidas y los gobiernos de paises afectados por desastres durante la primer fase de una emergencia repentina. Ademas, UNDAC apoya en la coordinación de la llegada de socorro internacional al nivel nacional y/o al sitio de la emergencia.

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UNDAC Missions in Americas (from 1993 to January 2011)

What is UNDAC?
The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is part of the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies.
UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

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Brazil: Landslides (Feb 02 2011 and 24 May 2011)

The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s EO-1 satellite captured these true-color images of the hills north and west of Teresópolis, Brazil, on February 2, 2011 (top), and May 24, 2010. In both images, forested land is dark green, while land that has been cleared is light green. The 2011 image shows dozens of tan stripes where the hillsides have been overrun by mudslides, usually within or adjacent to those light green patches.
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Brazil: Landslides (18 Jan 2011)

In this near-infrared image, vegetation-covered land appears red, concrete and building materials appear gray, clouds are white, and bare land tends to be sandy brown (though some exposed rock surfaces appear much darker). A comparison of the 2011 and 2003 images reveals the likely tracks of light-brown mudslides marked in the image above.
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BRAZIL: Floods and Landslides (13 Jan 2011)

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Brasil: Inundaciones y Deslizamientos (13 de enero de 2011)

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