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Argentina + 4 others
Southern Cone and Brazil, South America: MAA46002 Annual report 2010

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.

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Australia + 1 other
HOW TO: Rescue people from a flood

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IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 31 January 2011 (IRIN) - Imagine you and your family are camped out on the second floor of your house watching floodwaters rising steadily towards your bedroom window. It is too late to evacuate; your only hope is for someone to come and rescue you.

But rescuing people from a flood is not as simple as dispatching a boat or a chopper. It takes high levels of training and coordination for rescue teams to bring survivors to safety without endangering themselves. Here is how they do it.

The training

There are two basic types of floods:

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Brazil + 10 others
Latin America and the Caribbean - Hurricane Season 2010 Fact Sheet #6, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Note: The last fact sheet was dated October 8, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- On October 27, the nineteenth named storm of this hurricane season, Tomas, formed off the northeastern coast of South America. After developing into a tropical storm, Tomas made landfall in Barbados on October 30. Tomas became a Category One hurricane as it approached St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where it collapsed bridges and destroyed houses, crops, roads, and other infrastructure. On November 4, the storm passed Jamaica as a tropical storm and caused little

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Brazil + 6 others
Latin America and the Caribbean - Hurricane Season 2010 Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Note: The last fact sheet was dated September 22, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

? From September 27 to 30, heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole resulted in flash floods and landslides in all of Jamaica's 14 parishes, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. As of October 4, the tropical storm had killed 13 people, injured 27 individuals, displaced 114 others, and caused bridge collapses, road blockages, and other infrastructure damage, according to the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) Office of Disaster Preparedness

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Brazil + 6 others
Latin America and the Caribbean - Hurricane Season 2010 Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Note: The last fact sheet was dated July 13, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- Four named storms have made landfall in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to date during the 2010 hurricane season, which lasts from May to November. In recent months, rainfall accumulations significantly above average have exacerbated the effects of the storms in some areas, while also leading to floods and landslides in areas previously unaffected during the hurricane season.

- In early September, USAID/OFDA provided assistance to Guatemala in response to heavy rains that resulted in floods

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Argentina + 4 others
Southern Cone, South America: Appeal No. MAA46002 Mid-Year report

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 Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to implement actions, based on the

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REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies: Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 3 - Issue 170, August 2010

HIGHLIGHTS:

- 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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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BRAZIL: INUNDACIONES EN BRASIL - ALAGOAS Y PERNAMBUCO INFORME DE SITUACION No. 3

Días de lluvias afectan a los estados brasileños de Pernambuco y Alagoas, dando lugar a inundaciones, deslizamientos y derrumbes. Hasta el momento, se han contabilizado más de 337.738 personas afectadas por el evento y se reportan 46 fallecidos. Considerando la magnitud del evento y el riesgo potencial para la salud el evento ha sido clasificado como Emergencia de Salud P=FAblica de Importancia Nacional (ESPIN) en ambos estados.
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ACT Alliance: Rapid Response Fund Payment for Floods in Brazil

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ACT Alliance
Details of Response

Emergency: Brazil - Floods in North-eastern state of Alagoas

Date of Emergency: 2 July 2010

Implementing Member(s): KOINONIA Ecumenical Presence and Service together with their local partner FETAG-AL (Organisation of Rural Workers).

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY: Heavy tropical rains have struck the north-eastern region of Brazil, severely affecting rural areas in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. According to the Civil Defence, the Mundaú River that runs across the affected area in the State

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BRAZIL FLOODING: CWS SITUATION REPORT: 07-08-10

SITUATION: Heavy tropical rains have caused flooding in northeastern Brazil, severely affecting rural areas in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. The flooding has caused severe damage to more than 100 communities.

Most affected: the town of Santana do Mundaú, in Alagoas state. The city has been totally destroyed and will need to be rebuilt in another area, away from a riverbank, authorities said.

At least 72 persons have died and some 157,000 people are displaced in the flooding of Pernambuco and Alagoas states. Authorities have declared states of emergency in both regions.

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ShelterBoxes delivered to first families in Brazil

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ShelterBox
Families in Brazil are now in secure shelter for the first time since losing their homes in unprecedented flooding but there is still a 'crying need' for emergency shelter.

Days of torrential downpours, raging flood waters and whole towns 'wiped off' the map. These were the reports international disaster relief charity ShelterBox received from north eastern Brazil where up to 100,000 people are feared to have lost their homes.

200 ShelterBoxes arrived in Recife, Brazil on Sunday, July 4 and have now been distributed in the town of Barreiros

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ACT Alliance: Alert Brazil 19/2010 - Floods in Northeastern State of Alagoas

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ACT Alliance
Geneva, 2 July 2010

Emergency description

Heavy tropical rains have struck the northeastern region of Brazil, severely affecting rural areas in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. According to the Civil Defense, the Mundaú River that runs across the affected area in the State of Alagoas has reached about 6 meters above the normal level, partially destroying 47 towns. In Pernambuco, 67 towns have been affected. A total of 72 people have died and 157,000 people are displaced in the region as a whole. Infrastructure has also been affected due to the destruction of bridges and roads. The

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Brazil: Floods leave thousands of children homeless in Alagoas and Pernambuco

By Márcia Rodrigues - Special reporter for UNICEF with Pedro Ivo Alcantara

The heavy floods that have been battering the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco since June 17th have left a huge trail of destruction. Exact figures as to the number of children affected are not yet available, but authorities estimate that over 150,000 people have been left homeless. So far, the official death toll is 44, with 600 reported missing.

Both states are located in Northeastern Brazil, one of the regions with the highest social vulnerability indicators in the country.

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Brazil: Deaths in NE floods now at 57

Brasília - The number of deaths due to flooding in the Northeast region states of Alagoas and Pernambuco has risen to 57. In Alagoas, the number of deaths is now 37, and there are still 69 people missing. Meanwhile in Pernambuco, 20 deaths have been confirmed.

In Alagoas, four municipalities remain in a state of emergency and 15 are in a state of public calamity. More than 26,600 people have been left homeless and 47,897 have been temporarily dislocated.

In Pernambuco, there are 27 areas in a state of emergency and 12 in a state of public calamity. The number of

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INUNDACIONES EN BRASIL - ALAGOAS Y PERNAMBUCO - INFORME DE SITUACION No. 2

Fecha del informe: 30 de Junio 2010

Fecha del evento: 18-30 de Junio de 2010

1. Breve descripción del evento adverso:

Días de lluvias afectan a los estados brasileños de Pernambuco y Alagoas, dando lugar a inundaciones, deslizamientos y derrumbes. Hasta el momento, se han contabilizado más de 337.738 personas afectadas por el evento y se reportan 52 fallecidos. Considerando la magnitud del evento y el riesgo potencial para la salud el evento ha sido clasificado comoEmergencia de Salud Pública de Importancia Nacional (ESPIN) en ambos estados.

2. Impacto del evento adverso:

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Brazil floods leave thousands homeless

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Tearfund
A trio of Tearfund partners are responding after deadly flooding in north eastern Brazil killed 44 people and left thousands homeless.

Dozens of towns in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, some of the poorest in Brazil, have been inundated and more than 1,000 people are missing following heavy rain.

The rising flood waters forced 100,000 people to flee their homes and tens of thousands are now homeless, with several towns cut off by the water.

Joao Martinez da Cruz, Tearfund's Country representative for Brazil, said reports he had received pointed to considerable

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Brazil: FLOODS IN EAST - EMERGENCY CONTINUES

Drinking water, food and medical treatment are the emergency needs in the eastern states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, for days hit by torrential rains that are causing flooding, mudslides and victims. Based on an official toll issued last night, at least 51 people have died, 200,000 have suffered injuries and 80,000 have been left homeless since Sunday. In face of the emergency, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited the affected areas. Lula spoke of a "catastrophe" in Uni=E3o dos Palmares, in the state of Alagoas, where the Mundau River flooded
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Relief supplies reach Brazil flood victims

MACEIO, Brazil - Relief supplies began reaching stranded flood victims in northeastern Brazil, officials said Friday, as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cancelled his visit to Canada for the G20 summit to oversee the rescue effort.

"The president on Thursday flew over the areas affected by the rains and flood and saw that the drama is much greater than initially believed, so he has decided to stay in Brasilia to closely follow the relief operations," a Lula spokesman told AFP.

Brazil will be represented at the G20

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