Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0192
GOVERNMENT APPEALS FOR INTERNATIONAL
1. According to the UNDP/OCHA Resident
Representative in Uruguay, abnormal rainfall reportedly due to the El Nino
phenomenon, has reached a new peak causing serious flooding on the littoral
West, the Northern, Northeastern and central regions of the country.
This emergency has been considered as "the most severe catastrophe
in the country's history." It has surpassed by far the last big floods
that occurred in 1959.
2. The continuous rise has aggravated