Since 4 April 2010 torrential rains and mudslides have severely affected the State of Rio de Janeiro. On 19 April the National Civil Defence has reported: 256 deaths and 403 injured, and stated that more than six million people have been affected in some degree by the disaster (IFRC, 23 April 2010).
This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 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.
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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) 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.
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 …
- CENTRAL AMERICA: Heavy rains caused damages and destruction in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.
- SOUTH AMERICA: Deaths and increased number of respiratory infections due to extreme cold weather.
- PERU: Bubonic plague is a matter of concern in the country.
This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.
Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over …
- MEXICO: Hurricane Alex caused 11 deaths in Monterrey.
- BOLIVIA: 42,000 households damaged and 25,000 hectares of damaged crops in El Chaco.
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Six people dead and 1,000 houses affected by rains.
- HAITI: Rains affected Leogane and other departments in Haiti.
This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.
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.
- COLOMBIA: Heavy rains during the past weeks caused seven deaths and 13 injured.
- BRAZIL: 100,000 people affected by heavy rains and flooding in southern Brazil.
- ECUADOR: Heavy rains affected nearly 10,000 people in April.
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 emergency response.
- BRAZIL: Heavy rains during the past weeks in Rio de Janeiro state killed at least 251 people.
- HAITI: To date 96 percent of the target population have received some emergency shelter items
- HONDURAS: The World Food Programme has launched two new projects in cooperation with the Government.
Brasília, April 16 - The United Nations Fund Children's Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) started today a donations campaign for families who are suffering the consequences of landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain in Rio de Janeiro.
For those interested in contributing to the campaign, a deposit can be made to UNICEF's account in Banco do Brasil:
checking account number: 404700-1,
swift code: BRASBRRJSBO
By Claire de Oliveira (AFP)
RIO DE JANEIRO - Landslides triggered by pounding rain in Rio de Janeiro last week killed at least 246 people, officials said, as access to the city's eight-decade-old Christ statue was cut off for the first time.
Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes also estimated the cost of repairs to damage caused by the disaster to at least 113.6 million dollars.
The death toll rose on Tuesday as more bodies were uncovered in the wreckage of shantytowns knocked off their precarious mountainside perches by the landslides.
Searches were continuing for another 200-some …
By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO
RIO DE JANEIRO - The incessant rain that killed at least 251 people last week has raised lingering questions about this Olympic city's emergency readiness and revived a long-dormant debate over the poor squatter communities that have sprung up in areas at risk of flooding and landslides.
People living near Rio de Janeiro salvaged what they could Wednesday after the city razed homes threatened by landslides.
One of the worst storms in 40 years hit Rio last week, overflowing the banks of the Lagoon, crippling public transportation and sending dozens of …
- BRAZIL: Heavy rains during the past week in Rio de Janeiro state killed at least 229 people.
- HAITI: To date 90 per cent - around 1.2 million people - have received some form of shelter assistance.
- GUATEMALA: The World Food Programme has appealed for a contribution of US$14 million.
12 Apr 2010 20:38:14 GMT
(Corrects seventh paragraph and second bullet point to show United States donated $50,000 not $50 million)
* Many more bodies feared buried in landslide
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11 (Reuters) - The death toll from mudslides and flooding in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state has risen to 224, its fire department said on Sunday, about a week after heavy rains began pounding the coastal region.
Authorities reported on Friday up to 212 people had died after the rains -- the worst in decades -- triggered mudslides and flooding that devastated poor hillside communities and left thousands homeless in and around Brazil's second-biggest city.
The worst single mudslide occurred Wednesday night when a torrent of mud destroyed houses, stores and …
By Mariana Granja (AFP)
NITEROI, Brazil - Rescuers raced against time Saturday amid fading hopes of finding survivors of a huge mudslide, with over 400 people now feared dead in some of the worst flooding to swamp Brazil in decades.
At dawn, rescuers pulled four more bodies from the thick mound of dirt and debris in the Niteroi shantytown of Morro do Bumba, bringing the updated death toll to 219, while another 200 people were believed to be buried alive in the slum, itself precariously perched atop a garbage dump.
Some 60 hours after the heaviest rains in half a century unleashed …
PERU - Flooding/Mudslides
Recent widespread flooding and numerous landslides in the regions of Huánuco, Cajamarca, and Ancash have affected nearly 1,000 people and resulted in 30 deaths, 54 injuries, 38 missing people, and the destruction of nearly 200 homes. In the city of Huánuco, 635 people have been temporarily sheltered.
One health center was affected in Ancash, while five health facilities still remain operational in Ambo, Huánuco.
Three shelters have been installed in Huánuco where an additional health center has also been established.
20,000 Swiss francs (18,659 US dollars or 13,961 euro) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to deploy the IFRC Regional Organizational Development Coordinator and a Regional Intervention Team (RIT) member to Brazil to perform initial damage and needs assessments and provide support to the Brazilian Red Cross (BRC) to respond to the floods. Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Summary: Since 4 April, the city of Rio de Janeiro has been affected with heavy rains.
PERÚ - Inundaciones/Deslaves
Recientemente ha habido inundaciones generalizadas y numerosos deslizamientos de tierra en las regiones de Huánuco, Cajamarca y Ancash que han afectado a casi mil personas y han sido la causa de 30 defunciones, 54 lesionados, 38 personas desaparecidas y la destrucción de casi 200 hogares. En la ciudad de Huánuco, se ha proporcionado albergue temporal a 635 personas.
Un centro de salud se vio afectado en Ancash, mientras cinco establecimientos de salud siguen siendo operativos en Ambo, Huánuco.