According to official contingency planning documents for El Niño 2015-2016, Bolivia's Civil Defense reported that 100,000 households (approx. 500,000 people) may be affected by excess rainfall and/or drought in 109 municipalities of the country (OCHA, 13 Oct 2015).
As of 21 December 2015, a state of emergency had been declared in 27 municipalities of the departments of Oruro, Cochabamba and Chuquisaca due to drought (ECHO, 23 Dec 2015).
In February 2016, the drought was still affecting the southern regions of Altiplano and Chaco (Gov't of Bolivia, 24 Feb 2016).
As of May 2016, 7 western regions were particularly affected, including Oruro and La Paz. More than 70,000 families are impacted by the drought (OCHA, 1 June 2016).
As of July 31, 160,000 people were affected by drought and 104 municipalities have declared a state of emergency (PAHO, 4 Aug 2016).
As of September 1, some 133,000 families had been affected by drought in 7 departments - Oruro, Cochabamba (the two most affected) and Beni have declared a state of emergency for drought. The sectors most affected were water, sanitation and hygiene and food security (OCHA, 23 Aug 2016).
On September 22, WFP implemented an operation to save lives and protect livelihoods of 40,000 assisted people affected by the drought in the Department of Oruro (WFP, 30 Sep 2016).
On November 21, Bolivia declared a drought state of emergency due to water shortages in large swaths of the country, claiming it to be the worst drought in 25 years (Gov't of Bolivia, 21 Nov 2016).
By the end of 2016, the drought had affected 173 of the country's 339 municipalities in 8 provinces. The west of the country is still affected, including Potosí, Oruro, el Chaco and the south of La Paz (La Paz, 28 Dec 2016).
Below‑average precipitations continued through January 2017 resulting in major areas being affected by severe dry weather. Compounding the effects of the dry weather in early February, a severe locust infestation affected 1,000 ha in 5 of the 15 municipalities of Santa Cruz.
The Government declared a state of emergency in the region and has begun to fumigate and provide farmers with access to pesticides, making immediately available USD 700,000 for this effort. FAO is assisting in this process, as well as developing a short term plan to manage the pest infestation and prevent a further expansion of the pest (FAO GIEWS, 17 Feb 2017).
A technical meeting was carried out jointly with the Governor of Oruro and staff from the Vice Ministry of Civil Defence to finalize the IR-EMOP 201021, carried out between September – December 2016, through which WFP has improved the food security of more than 40,000 people. (WFP, 31 Mar 2017)
In April 2017, a state of emergency was declared in Vallegrande as 1,366 families suffered the affects of drought and crop destruction as a result of the worst drought registered in the last 20 years in that region of the country (Government of Bolivia, 24 Apr 2017).
Brazil is undergoing its most severe drought in 35 years and heavily populated regions, particularly the country's southeast, depend on local reservoirs and aquifers which are not being replenished due to the drought (Thomson Reuters Foundation, 30 Oct 2015). In October, 13,440 forest fires were registered in the state of Amazonas and authorities declared a 90-day state of emergency for 12 cities (OCHA, 2 Nov 2015). Severe dry weather, associated to the El Niño phenomena, in major producing states such as Parana and parts of Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso have reportedly delayed maize planting operations and reduced the area planted (FAO, 30 Dec 2015). In October 2016, the National Integration Ministry acknowledged the emergency in 14 municipalities in the states of Amazonas, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Sergipe, São Paulo and Tocantins, so that cities can count on benefits offered by the Federal Government (Gov't of Brazil, 7 Oct 2016). In December 2016, President Temer announced $230 million in investments to build 133,000 rainwater harvesting cisterns, ponds, and water access projects in 15 Brazilian states reeling from drought, mostly in Northeast Brazil (Gov't of Brazil, 28 Dec 2016). In February 2017, concern for the Boqueirão reservoir in the city of Campina Grande in Northeast Brazil increased significantly as the reservoir reached only 4 percent capacity. Experts predict without further rainfall, the city's water system will collapse by mid-year possibly resulting in mass evacuations of the city (Reuters, 17 Feb 2017). As of March 2017, over 850 Brazil cities faced major water shortage issues. The number of cities across Brazil under state of emergency by the federal government on account of a long period of drought total 872, with the Northeast being the most severely affected region (Government of Brazil, 22 Mar 2017).
In Colombia, El Niño weather phenomenon is predicted to decrease rains by more than 60% during the rainy season of Oct-Nov-Dec. (Gov't, 5 Oct 2015)
On 30 Dec, the Colombian President declared the red alert for low levels in the Magdalena and Cauca rivers in 23 provinces. (Reuters, 30 Dec 2015)
Early January 2016, 124 municipalities were affected by drought in the country. (Gov't of Colombia, 6 Jan 2016)
Early April, a public emergency due to drought was declared in Córdoba and Cesar departments. (PAHO, 8 Apr 2016)
In June 2016, the Government declared the dry season had ended, over a particularly severe El Niño phenomenon. (Gov't of Colombia, 2 June 2016)
As of December 2016, undernutrition remains a serious issue in parts of Colombia. 93 children have died of undernutrition in the department of La Guajira in 2016, including three during the last 24 hours, and 13 between 10 and 17 December. The majority of these deaths have occurred among the Wayuú indigenous population. The deaths are related to drought, lack of access to food and drinking water, the absence of basic services and the closure of the border with Venezuela. (ECHO, 20 Dec 2016)
In Paraguay, the authorities delivered water to about 1,100 indigenous families affected by drought in remote areas of the provinces of Presidente Hayes y Boquerón early February (Gov't of Paraguay, 4 Feb 2016). Between June and August, the government delivered more than 10 million liters of water to affected people in the western regions of the country, including El Chaco (Gov't of Paraguay, 26 Sep 2016). In January 2017, the government distributed safe drinking water to over 2,500 families affected by drought in El Chaco (Gov't of Paraguay, 27 Jan 2017). In March 2017, the government distributed 1,680 liters of safe drinking water to over 2,500 indigenous families affected by drought in the western regions of the country (Gov't of Paraguay, 27 Mar 2017). In March 2017, WFP started the distribution of the caloric supplement in the Paraguayan Chaco jointly with the National Institute for Food and Nutrition (INAN). (WFP, 31 Mar 2017).
In Venezuela, power cuts were announced in April 2016 with the aim to alleviate the pressure on the Guri hydroelectric dam, the largest power plant in the country, where the long-running drought has driven water levels to historic lows. (Deutsche Welle, 21 Apr 2016) The effects of the drought have been compounded by the El Nino weather phenomenon, which is pushing back the start of the rainy season.
In Peru, the agricultural sector has been impacted by drought, and several provinces, including Apurimac (PAHO, 31 May 2016) and Junin have been declared in emergencies. (El Comercio, 3 Feb 2016) The government has released a risk prevention and mitigation plan before drought for 2016. (Gov't of Peru, 2 Feb 2016) By the end of March 2016, the government had invested more than 13 million soles in emergency mitigation actions against the drought. (WFP, 30 May 2016) On 30 Sep, a state of emergency was declared by Executive powers due to imminent danger from a lack of water in several districts of Arequipa. (PAHO, 30 Sep 2016) On 11 December, a state of emergency was declared for seven provinces in the Lima region due to water shortages. (RPP, 11 Dec 2016)
In Ecuador, the complexity of the situation is also compounded by the drought and flooding conditions brought about by the El Niño phenomenon, which is also affecting the earthquake affected
Manabí and Esmeraldas provinces. (WFP, 20 Apr 2016)
Ecuador has lost more than USD 7,100 million due to El Niño. It is foreseen that by spring 2016, the production will drop as follows: husked rise 16%, flint maize 22%, sugar 40% and banana 30%. This will decrease the food security of vulnerable households as well as the local and national economy. (WFP, 30 May 2016) In March 2017, WFP assisted 25,400 people, suffering the consequences of food insecurity and heavy rains. (WFP, 31 Mar 2017)
Sucre, 23 may (ABI).- El presidente Evo Morales entregó el martes cinco tanques de almacenamiento de agua que beneficiará a los distritos 2, 3, 4 y 5 del municipio de Sucre, cuya inversión asciende a 22,5 millones de bolivianos.
"Ahora (entregamos) los tanques de agua potable para almacenamiento y de esta manera no falte agua a la ciudad de Sucre", manifestó en un acto público.
Cereal production in 2017 expected at record levels
Maize exports forecast to recover in 2017/18 marketing year
Prices for maize declined sharply in April, wheat prices stable
Cereal production in 2017 expected to reach record levels
This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.
barra (Imbabura).- Con la presencia de estudiantes, docentes, autoridades, Ministerio de Educación, Ministerio del Ambiente y el Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ibarra, en la Unidad Educativa Priorato, la Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgo dio inicio a la campaña de sensibilización y prevención frente a incendios forestales y sequías.
Sequía. Enfermedades. Terremotos. Huracanes. Más de 10,6 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe fueron afectadas por estos desastres en 2016.
Cada emergencia presentó sus propios desafíos, se tratara de los medios de vida afectados, la seguridad de las familias forzadas a huir de la violencia, el creciente riesgo de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores o la magnitud de grandes desastres como el terremoto en Ecuador (abril 2016) y el Huracán Matthew en el Caribe (octubre de 2016).
Drought. Disease. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. More than 10.6 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by these disasters in 2016.
Each emergency presented its own set of challenges, whether it was addressing affected livelihoods, the safety of families forced to flee from violence, the growing risk of vector-borne diseases or the sheer scale of major disasters such as the earthquake in Ecuador (April 2016) and Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (October 2016).
Bolivia, 03 de Mayo 2017
Fuente: Educación Radiofónica de Bolivia
La Gobernación de Chuquisaca declaró este martes emergencia departamental por los desastres naturales que han afectado a 237 comunidades y 7.646 familias en 11 municipios.
El gobernador Esteban Urquizu indicó que las regiones norte, centro, Cintis y Chaco del departamento fueron afectadas por riadas, granizadas, deslizamientos, vientos, inundaciones, heladas y sequía.
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
WASHINGTON, D.C., 28 de abril de 2017.- Más de 3.8 millones de peruanos se beneficiarán de un nuevo proyecto de manejo integrado de recursos hídricos, financiado por un préstamo por US$40 millones aprobado hoy por el Directorio Ejecutivo del Banco Mundial.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2017.- More than 3.8 million Peruvians will benefit from a new integrated water management project financed with a US$ 40 million loan approved today by the World Bank Board of Directors.
The project, Integrated Management of Water Resources in 10 Basins of Peru, helps prevent and mitigate natural disasters such as the recent flooding that affected the Peruvian coast. The “Coastal Niño” killed 114 people, displaced some 180,000 and affected more than 1.8 million in all.
El director de Extensión Rural de la Gobernación de Santa Cruz, Ricardo Rodríguez, informó el lunes que el municipio de Vallegrande, en el oeste del departamento de Santa Cruz, se declaró en emergencia porque 36 de sus comunidades fueron afectadas y perdieron sus cultivos debido a la sequía que azota a esa región desde el año pasado.
"Vallegrande se ha declarado en emergencia especialmente al norte del municipio donde existen 36 comunidades afectadas por esta sequía (...), donde hay 1.366 familias damnificadas", informó en una entrevista con Radio "El Deber".
El gobernador de Oruro, Víctor Hugo Vásquez, informó el lunes que su despacho destinó 10 millones de bolivianos para la ejecución de un proyecto de cosecha de agua en varios municipios de ese departamento, como parte del plan de mitigación de la sequía de esta gestión.
"Hoy hemos estado en varias comunidades para coordinar la ejecución del proyecto de cosecha de agua, tenemos un financiamiento de 10 millones de bolivianos y esperamos estar iniciando en las próximas semanas", informó a los periodistas.
Vienna, Austria, April 24, 2017. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed loan agreements totaling US$111m with partner countries Bolivia, Ethiopia and Guinea on the sidelines of the World Bank Spring Meetings held April 21-23 in Washington, DC. The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish and ministers from the beneficiary countries.
Fuente: Los Tiempos
El gobernador Iván Canelas informó que destinarán 6 millones de bolivianos para implementar el plan integral del agua para la mancomunidad de municipios del valle alto y así afrontar la época seca en 2018.
La autoridad aseguró que los recursos están garantizados. “Los municipios me han comentado para cerrar la plataforma que se encargarán de hacer el seguimiento de este plan que será muy importante para los municipios y pobladores de esta región“, señaló la autoridad.
Ecuador Country Office is ready to start its operation within the framework of its new Country Strategic Plan. Staff members have received training and the new CSP will officially start on 1 April.
During the "Social Development Report 2007- 2017" event, WFP Country Director, Kyungnan Park, emphasized the importance of international cooperation for the articulation and development of social public policies in the past 10 years.
WFP has started the distribution of the caloric supplement in the Paraguayan Chaco jointly with the National Institute for Food and Nutrition (INAN).
A mission from the Regional Bureau and Headquarters visited the Bolivia Country Office to start working with the Government in the strategic outcome formulation for the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018-2022.
In response to a specific request from the Ministry of Planning, the Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM) Advisor came to Bolivia to set the basis for the elaboration of an updated VAM.
Fuente: El Diario Noticias
El secretario de Desarrollo Productivo y Seguridad Alimentaria de la Gobernación de Potosí, Raúl Arcibia, informó que 30 municipios fueron afectados por diferentes fenómenos naturales, lo que dejó un saldo de 431 comunidades y al menos 4.900 hectáreas de cultivos afectadas, en el primer trimestre de la gestión 2017, según informó el funcionario público.