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18 Aug 2009 description

TRINIDAD, (18 de agosto de 2009).- El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) de las Naciones Unidas fortalecerá al Proyecto Desarrollo Rural Integrado y Participativo (DRIPAD) de la Prefectura del Departamento del Beni con equipamiento para los preparativos y respuesta ante eventuales emergencias y supervisión de las actividades de recuperación de las familias que resultaron afectadas por inundaciones y otros eventos conexos por tres años consecutivos, desde el 2006.

El equipamiento donado consiste en tres motocicletas, así como dos botes deslizadores con sus respectivos …

29 Oct 2008 description

Patricia Weiss Fagen, Georgetown University

HPG Working Paper

1. Introduction

1.1. Latin America and the Caribbean region

Throughout its history the region that encompasses Latin America and the Caribbean - from Mexico south and to the east - has been among the most disaster prone in the world: Volcanoes, earthquakes, droughts and floods - the last, a consequence of the El Niño phenomenon and yearly cycles of major tropical storms widely believed to have been intensified by global warming.

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary:

Natural and weather related disasters are increasing in frequency.

27 Mar 2008 description

(extract)

Peru Rebuilds Health Services Affected by the 2007 Earthquake

PAHO/WHO, with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), are supporting Peru's Ministry of Health and regional authorities with the health needs resulting from the earthquake of 15 August 2007 in Ica.

The project encompasses the construction of a maternal and child center in Pisco; recovery of services in the primary health network of Ica and Huancavelica; strengthening technical capacity for …

18 Mar 2008 description

Working with the government and the Provincial Emergency Operations Centres, IOM is this week distributing 108 hygiene kits, 27 kitchen kits, and 108 housing kits to 108 families (some 500 individuals) in the communities of LLojeta, Obispo Bosque, Periférica, Hampaturi, Kupini Khasa, Kupini Balsa, y Minasa, located near the capital, La Paz.

IOM is also coordinating with the government, the Bolivian Red Cross, UN agencies and NGO partners to bring food and non-food items, including temporary shelters, to isolated …

02 Mar 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights

29 Feb 2008 description
report CARE

ATLANTA (February 29, 2008) - Severe floods have driven thousands of people from their homes in Bolivia, and killed at least 51 people nationwide since November. It is the third year in a row that the country has been hit by heavy rains, but the flooding this year is far worse than last, causing widespread damage in all of the country's nine departments. Flooding and landslides have blocked many of the main roads, cutting off communities.

25 Feb 2008 description

(La Paz/New York, 25 February 2008): The United Nations appealed on Friday, 22 February, on behalf of the Government of Bolivia for more than $18.2 million in order to provide critical humanitarian assistance to people affected by floods and landslides.

Heavy rains, which have continued to batter all parts of the country since November …

22 Feb 2008 description

22 February 2008 - International aid agency Oxfam International and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Department announce that this Friday, February 22, an airlift with emergency supplies will be arriving at Viru Viru airport in the city of Santa Cruz from England, to relieve the flood victims in the Department of Beni.

19 Feb 2008 description
report Plan

Plan is providing emergency aid to help victims of heavy flooding in Bolivia which has already affected more than 60,000 families.

Caused by the 'La Nina' climate phenomenon, the floods have so far caused the deaths of 52 people, damaged hundreds of houses and destroyed more than 600,000 hectares of crops.

Hundreds of people who have been rescued and taken to camps are now suffering from waterbourne diseases and acute diarrhoea.

18 Feb 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights

15 Feb 2008 description
report Plan

Plan has released US$20,000 to help victims of intense flooding in Bolivia which has already affected more than 60,000 families.

Caused by the 'La Nina' climate phenomenon, the floods have damaged 469 homes, destroyed 108 and flooded over 59,000 acres of crops.

In Plan areas 2,500 families are at risk of further flooding and, so far, no deaths have been reported in our communities. However, outside Plan areas 60 people have died.

15 Feb 2008 description

Glide No. FL-2007-000231-BOL

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 and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

15 Feb 2008 description
report CARE

Severe floods have driven thousands of people from their homes in Bolivia, and killed at least 51 people nationwide since November.

It is the third year in a row that the country has been hit by heavy rains, but the flooding this year is far worse than last, causing widespread damage in all of the country's nine departments. Flooding and landslides have blocked many of the main roads, cutting off communities.

14 Feb 2008 description

Trinidad, 14 feb (ABI).- Con el propósito de garantizar la dotación de agua potable en los campamentos habilitados por Defensa Civil para los damnificados por las inundaciones en el departamento del Beni, el Gobierno, a través del Ministerio del Agua, entregó hoy dos potabilizadores de fabricación mexicana con una capacidad de 60 mil litros por día.

La entrega fue realizada por el ministro del Agua, Walter Valda, quién en un sencillo, pero significativo acto que se realizó en los predios del Batallón de …

14 Feb 2008 description
report MAP International

As flood waters and mudslides continue to immerse large swaths of the South American country of Bolivia, MAP International is rushing medical relief supplies to thousands of people who have fled the rising waters.

12 Feb 2008 description

Trinidad (Beni), 12 feb (ABI).- La declaratoria de desastre nacional suspende temporalmente la verificación de la Función Económico Social de las tierras inundadas hasta que se restablezcan las condiciones de trabajo, pero eso no significa que se deje de hacer un seguimiento de las mismas, afirmó hoy la ministra de Desarrollo Rural y Agropecuario, Susana Rivero.

"Se trata de una suspensión hasta que se restablezcan las condiciones normales de trabajo, es decir, que bajen las aguas, porque ahora no se puede …

11 Feb 2008 description
report World Bank

Washington, DC, February 11, 2008 -- The Government of Bolivia and the World Bank signed today a US$77.5 million loan agreement to finance five projects in the areas of education, agricultural development, rural investment, sustainable development, and natural disaster prevention that will create opportunities for and improve the quality of life of the poorest sectors of the population.

The loan agreement was signed at World Bank headquarters by Bolivia's Ambassador to the US, Mario Gustavo Guzman, and by …