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20 Nov 2012 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000

  1. CONTEXT

The Latin American region is considered one of the most disaster prone regions in the world, in terms of recurrence of hazards, their severity and scope and the significant potential for major disasters. Many Latin American countries are exposed to a wide range of hazards almost every year, such as floods, landslides, earthquakes and droughts producing human and financial losses.

26 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: Support five National Societies in the Southern Cone and Brazil to effectively operationalize Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007–2011.

03 Jan 2011 description

HIGHTLIGHTS:

- COLOMBIA: more than 2 million people affected by rains. An UNDAC team is providing support.

- VENEZUELA: authorities are constructing temporary shelters to allow the start of the school year.

- URUGUAY and ARGENTINA: toking actions against the effects of drought.

03 Jan 2011 description

DESTACADOS:

- COLOMBIA: más de 2 millones de afectados por las lluvias. Un equipo UNDAC está brindando apoyo.

- VENEZUELA: construcción de albergues temporales para permitir año escolar.

- URUGUAY y ARGENTINA: tomando acciones para enfrentar efectos de sequía.

03 Jan 2011 description
report La Nación

Fueron los especialistas de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola, que temen que se produzcan caídas de rindes y quebrantos en maíz y soja; advierten sobre el efecto en la provisión de alimentos

Especialistas de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola (CREA) lanzaron hoy un alerta naranja para los agricultures en un contexto en el cual hay temor a que se repita un panorama climático de sequía como la registrada en la campaña 2008-2009, que provocó muy bajos rindes y quebrantos a la producción de soja y maíz.

Ante este panorama, el dirigente agrícola Pedro …

16 Sep 2010 description

Unas 30.000 familias indígenas y rurales que habitan en el centro y el norte del Chaco Paraguayo se han visto afectados por la dura sequía que azota a la región occidental desde hace al menos cinco meses.

"La escasez de agua para consumo humano y la proliferación de aljibes y tajamares (represas) secos ha vuelto crítica la situación", le dijo a BBC Mundo la ministra de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional, Gladys Cardozo.

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14 Sep 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 30 June 2010

Programme purpose: Support five National Societies in the Southern Cone and Brazil to effectively operationalize Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007-2011.

Programmes summary: During the first half of 2010, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) Regional Representation for the Southern Cone and Brazil has coordinated with and supported the National Societies of …

28 Jun 2010 description
report Cruz Roja Paraguaya

La iniciativa de Promover la reducción del riesgo de desastres en las comunidades más vulnerables por efecto de la sequía en el Chaco Paraguayo que está llegando a su etapa final trabajó en la gestión local del riesgos, el trabajo de las estructuras subnacionales en la consolidación de sus organizaciones y en la mitigación, asimismo se insistió en la sensibilización y educación en la comunidad educativa y a toda la población en general, lográndose contribuir en la promoción de la Reducción del Riesgo en Boquerón con un enfoque local y con una apuesta de …

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: Support five National Societies in the Southern Cone and Brazil to effectively operationalize the Strategy 2010 and the Inter-American Plan 2007-2011.

09 Apr 2010 description

The countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. In addition, disasters triggered by environmental and industrial incidents, such as forest fires and chemical and oil spills, pose a potential threat. At times, El Southern Oscillation meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards.

18 Jan 2010 description
report European Commission

1 - Introduction

MARS Food-Sec bulletin 01/2010 is the first covering the 2009-2010 summer cropping season (October 2009 to April 2010). The main analysis refers to the time period October to December 2009. To put the current situation in a more general context, some additional data from the previous winter cropping season is included, as well as a general overview of the entire year 2009.

11 Jan 2010 description
report La Nación

La Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) envió hoy cinco camiones cargados con 823 kits de víveres que tiene como destino el departamento de Presidente Hayes, Chaco.

03 Dec 2009 description

La Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) envió ayuda humanitaria a familias afectadas por el temporal de ayer en el departamento de Misiones.

La Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) envió ayuda humanitaria a familias afectadas por el temporal de ayer en el departamento de Misiones.

La institución destinó ayer un convoy con funcionarios, chapas y víveres para mitigar las pérdidas sufridas a causa del temporal en dicha zona.

Seg=FAn los datos recogidos hasta el momento por los evaluadores de la SEN a través del EDAN (Evaluación de Daños y Análisis de Necesidades) 20 familias …

23 Nov 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

URUGUAY: Local authorities evacuated over 1,540 people due to floods.

PANAMA: Some 4,184 people in the province of Darien were affected by overflowing rivers.

EL SALVADOR: Damages caused by Hurricane Ida are estimated at US$939 million.

23 Nov 2009 description

Glide No. DR-2009-000104-PRY

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

20 Nov 2009 description

ASUNCION, Nov 20, 2009 (AFP) - Paraguay will build up to four new aqueducts in a bid to save agriculture and livestock in an arid central region devastated by a prolonged drought, Vice President Federico Franco said Friday.

"We need to get behind the construction of three or four aqueducts in Chaco to allow for better farming and to end the massive, indiscriminate death of livestock, which is about to kill production in the region," Franco told AFP.

The aqueducts would carry water from the Paraguay River to the desert region of Chaco.

18 Nov 2009 description

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 18, 2009 (AFP) - From a devastating food crisis in Guatemala to water cuts in Venezuela, El Nino has compounded drought damage across Latin America this year.

The occasional seasonal warming of central and eastern Pacific waters upsets normal weather patterns across the globe and occurs on average every two to five years.

Typically lasting around 12 months, El Nino reappeared once again in June.

Guatemalan authorities blamed it for the nation's worst drought in 30 years, which has left almost 500 people dead from hunger since the start of the …

02 Oct 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/January/09 to 30/June/09.

In brief

Programmes summary:

The Regional Representation has established closer relationships with the National Societies allowing for improved support to identify needs. An important part of this process has been the development of country support plans which focus on the specific needs and priorities of National Societies.

16 Sep 2009 description
report Xinhua

SANTIAGO, Sept.

15 Sep 2009 description

Executive Board concludes two-day meeting in Rome

Rome, 15 September - Poor farmers seeking to better their lives against the backdrop of climate change received a boost this week.