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World + 20 others
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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Act Alliance: Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 10/2014

Report
ACT Alliance

Funds Sent To: Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia - FLD

Amount Sent: US$ 59,972

Date: 1 July 2014

Details of Response

Emergency: Floods in Indigenous territories in Brazil

Date of Emergency: 16 June onwards

ACT Requesting Member(s): Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia - FLD

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY**

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World + 8 others
Satellite mapping overview as of 22 April 2014

Report
UNOSAT

This service summarizes current satellite mapping activities of interest to GDACS stakeholders. It is issued weekly and based on contributions from map-producing entities and GDACS partners.

Africa

South Sudan complex emergency – Glide number: OT-2014-000001-SSD

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Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon “Tsunami”

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 16 2014 (IPS) - Deforestation, especially in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru, was the main driver of this year’s disastrous flooding in the Madeira river watershed in Bolivia’s Amazon rainforest and the drainage basin across the border, in Brazil.

That is the assessment of Marc Dourojeanni, professor emeritus at the National Agrarian University in Lima, Peru.

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Deforestación andina provoca “tsunami” amazónico

Por Mario Osava

RÍO DE JANEIRO, 10 abr 2014 (IPS) - La deforestación, especialmente en los Andes de Bolivia y Perú, es lo que más eriza las inundaciones en la cuenca del río Madeira, que este año adquirieron rango de catástrofe en la Amazonia boliviana y en su desaguadero brasileño.

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Brazil - Floods - Update (ECHO Daily Flash - 26 March 2014)

Floods continue to affect Rondônia state in Brazil, adjacent to the Bolivian border. National media report that the number of affected people in Porto Velho and 15 other districts along the Madeira river is approaching 20 000. According to the same sources, the level of the river on 24 March reached a historic record height of 19.52m. Large swaths of land and parts of national roads can be seen flooded in photos and videos of the area. Optical and microwave satellite observations elaborated by NASA/DFO and JRC respectively show also moderate flooding along Madeira.

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Brazil – Floods/Heavy rainfall (ECHO Daily Flash - 12 March 2014)

Floods in Beni arrive to Brazil; emergency state is declared. Acre and Madeira Rivers, which run across Acre and Rondonia states, have considerably increased their flow as a result of heavy rainfall registered in the area during the last weeks.

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Brazil flooding death toll rises to 20

01/17/2014 23:15 GMT

SAO PAULO, January 17, 2014 (AFP) - The death toll from last weekend's flash flooding in the southern Brazilian town of Itaoca has risen to 20, with six people still missing, authorities said Friday.

Sao Paulo state's Civil Defense Department updated the earlier toll of 12 dead.

Some 332 people -- or about 10 percent of the town's population -- were left homeless by overflowing waters from the Palmital River following torrential downpours.

Four people were injured and some 100 homes damaged.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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Brazil + 2 others
15 January 2014: World Events

BRAZIL – Severe Weather

• Heavy rains resulted in the overflowing of river Palmital in São Paulo state on 12 January.

• As of 14 January (national news agency): twelve dead and eight missing in the municipality of Itaóca, over 300 people displaced, power and transportation networks damaged and 100 houses affected (19 of which destroyed); 50 homes damaged by floods in the town of Apiaí.

• As of 15 January (INMET), heavy rains may still affect parts of São Paulo state in the next 24 h.
National Media (1, 2), INMET, NOAA

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Ecuador + 7 others
16 January 2014: World events

ECUADOR – Severe Weather

• Heavy rains and landslides reported in Coastal and Sierra regions; three people killed, 37 injured. Serious material damage to homes and public infrastructure reported. (ECHO)

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Brazil + 2 others
9 January 2014: South America – Floods and high waves

BRAZIL: Heavy rainfall affected the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo in the 2nd half of December 2013. A total of 45 people have died and more than 70 000 have been displaced.

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Más de 43.000 personas sin casa en Espíritu Santo por las inundaciones

Report
Redhum

Brasil, 04 de Enero 2014

Fuente: Europa Press
Link Redhum: http://www.redhum.org/noticia_detail/41090
Link Bitly: http://bit.ly/1bIwkK6

Un total de 43.204 personas no han podido todavía regresar a sus casas en el estado brasileño de Espíritu Santo debido a las fuertes lluvias que han causado graves indundaciones, que ya han provocado 24 muertos.

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REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 339

Highlights

 BRAZIL: Authorities from the state of Espirito Santo estimate that US$450 million will be necessary for post-flooding reconstruction efforts

 LESSER ANTILLES: OCHA allocated a total of $85,000 in emergency funds for Saint Lucia, Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

 BOLIVIA: Some 20,000 people were affected by floods and hailstorms in December 2013. Several departments remain on alert.

 EL SALVADOR: A second evacuation was necessary. 3,000 people were displaced and 220 are still in shelters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 339

Destacados

  • BRASIL: Las autoridades del estado de Espirito Santo estiman en US$450 millones las tareas de reconstrucción, después de las inundaciones.

  • ANTILLAS MENORES: OCHA asignó un total de $85,000 en fondos de emergencia para Santa Lucia, Dominica y San Vicente y las Granadinas.

  • BOLIVIA: Unas 20,000 personas fueron afectadas por inundaciones y granizadas durante diciembre de 2013. Varios departamentos están en alerta.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and the Caribbean Volume 16 | October, November and December 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Disasters in the reporting period affected 699,020 people. Drought and flooding were the biggest disasters.

  • Dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean affected more than 2.2 million people and killed 1,000 in 2013. Central America, the Dominican Republic and Paraguay were the most severely affected.

  • OCHA allocated US$2.5 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by drought in Bolivia, and $85,000 in emergency funds to assist those affected by heavy rainfall in the Lesser Antilles.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Boletín Humanitario América Latina y el Caribe Volumen 16 | Octubre, Noviembre y Diciembre, 2013

DESTACADOS

  • Los desastres ocurridos en el cuarto trimestre de 2013 (octubre, noviembre y diciembre) afectaron a unas 699,020 personas. La Sequía e inundaciones fueron los mayores desastres.

  • El Dengue en América Latina y el Caribe ha afectado a más de 2.2 millones de personas y dejado unas 1,000 muertes en 2013.
    América Central, República Dominicana y Paraguay han sido gravemente impactados.

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 + 4 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 6 - Volumen 338

DESTACADOS:

  • EL SALVADOR: El Volcán Chaparrastique hace erupción, unas 1,400 personas están evacuadas.

  • BRASIL: Más de 70,000 personas evacuadas por inundaciones en los estados de Espirito Santo y Minas Gerais.

  • SANTA LUCIA, SAN VICENTE & GRANADINAS Y DOMINICA: Afectadas por lluvias, al menos 11 personas han muerto.

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 + 4 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 6 - Volume 338

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • EL SALVADOR: The Chaparrastique volcano errupts, some 1,400 people have been evacuated.

  • BRASIL: More than 70,000 have been evacuated due to flooding in the states of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais.

  • SANTA LUCIA, SAN VICENTE & GRANADINAS Y DOMINICA: Affected by rains, at least 11 people have died

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Se eleva a 21 el número de muertos por lluvias en Minas Gerais, Brasil

Report
Redhum

Bolivia, 29 de Diciembre 2013

Fuente: Entorno Inteligente - VE

Link Redhum: http://www.redhum.org/noticia_detail/40998

Link Bitly: http://bit.ly/19uW2C9

El número de muertos por las inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierras originados por las intensas lluvias en el estado brasileño de Minas Gerais aumentó hasta 21, confirmó la Defensa Civil. Se anunció envío de ayuda humanitaria, agua potable, alimentos, mantas y colchones.

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Más de 70.000 evacuados por inundaciones en Brasil

Report
Redhum

Brasil, 28 de Diciembre 2013

Fuente: El Deber - BO

Link Redhum: http://www.redhum.org/noticia_detail/40988

Link Bitly: http://bit.ly/19r75vV

Tras dos semanas de temporales

La presidenta Dilma Rousseff prometió ayer mejorar los sistemas de alerta para proteger a las personas de las inclemencias del tiempo. Hasta ayer se reportaron oficialmente 40 muertos