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Bolivia: PMA fortalace unidad prefectural del Beni con equipamiento para la atención de emergencias

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 motores

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Bolivia: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRBO002 Final Report

GLIDE No. FL-2007-000012-BOL

Period covered by this Final Report: 15 February - 15 August, 2007;

Appeal target (current): CHF 704,700 (USD 636,051, EUR 468,112);

Final Appeal coverage: 101%

Appeal history:

- This appeal was issued on 15 February 2007 for CHF 605,450 (USD 484,360 or EUR 373,735) for 6 months to reach 7,188 families (35,940 beneficiaries)

- Appeal revised on 5 March 2007 to CHF 904,100 (USD 741,065, EUR 561,552) to reach 10,000 families (50,000 beneficiaries)

- CHF 120,000 was initially allocated

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Natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean: National, regional and international interactions - A regional case study on the role of the affected state in humanitarian action

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. Comparing the years 1971-75 with

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Bolivia: Floods DREF Operation No. MDRBO002 Final Report

Glide No. FL-2007-000012-BOL

Period covered by this Final Report: 15 February - 15 August, 2007;

Appeal target (current): CHF 904,100 (USD 741,065, EUR 561,552);

Final Appeal coverage: 107%

Final financial report will be published in due course.

Appeal history:

-  This appeal was issued on 15 February 2007 for CHF 605,450 (USD 484,360 or EUR 373,735) for 6 months to reach 7,188 families (35,940 beneficiaries)

-  Appeal revised on 5 March 2007 to CHF 904,100 (USD 741,065, EUR 561,552) to reach 10,000 families (50,000 beneficiaries)

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Argentina + 16 others
Pan American Disaster Response Unit Appeal No. MAA42001 Final Report 2006 - 2007

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. The countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean remain vulnerable to the impact of these natural and man-made disasters.

In 2006 and 2007, the Pan American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) provided operational, logistics and preparedness support to the region's National Societies in response to 33 emergencies,

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Disasters - Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas Mar 2008

(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

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IOM is distributing non-food items to families affected by the recent floods in Bolivia

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 indigenous communities

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Kenya + 10 others
Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 197 - 25 Feb to 02 Mar 2008

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights
on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
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Flooding leaves thousands homeless, desperate in Bolivia

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. The La Niña weather phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean is being blamed for the rains, which are expected to continue through March.
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$18 million needed to assist Bolivians as floods continue

(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 2007, prompted floods, mudslides and landslides that have claimed 52 lives and left nearly 60,000 families,

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Oxfam International and European Commission: Aid to be flown in to Bolivia for flood victims in El Beni

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. The aid will mainly be distributed to the people in the municipalities of Trinidad and Santa Ana, as part of the humanitarian response being implemented by Oxfam International with European Commission funding.

The plane will bring 30 tons of aid consisting

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Floods displace thousands in Bolivia

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.

Mass evacuations

Plan does not work in the worst affected area of Beni - but supports communities in Santa Cruz, which is also badly affected.

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Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 195 - 11 to 18 Feb 2008

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights
on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
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Flooding leaves thousands homeless and desperate in Bolivia

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. The La Nina weather phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean is being blamed for the rains, which are expected to continue through

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Bolivia: Floods DREF Operation No. MDRBO003 Update No. 1

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

Period covered by this update: 28 January to 13 February 2008.

Summary: CHF 125,000 (USD 110,132

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Floods displace thousands in Bolivia

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.

The rain is expected to continue through to March with river levels estimated to rise three feet above last year's recorded level.

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Bolivia: MAP sends emergency aid to flood-ravaged Bolivia

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. Working with staff from MAP's Bolivia office as well as the Bolivian government and various partner organizations, MAP has shipped more than a quarter of a million dollars in emergency medical and other provisions to assist people who have fled their homes due to the flooding.

Plagued by poverty and social and political

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Bolivia: Gobierno entrega dos potabilizadores de agua a damnificados del Beni

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 Infantería Marina Tocopilla de

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Bolivia: Declaratoria de desastre suspende temporalmente verificación de FES de la tierra

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 ingresar al campo, mientras tanto

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Bolivia and WB sign US$77.5 million loan agreement to support key development areas

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 Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, World Bank Director for Bolivia, Ecuador,