Since November 2015, severe weather brought on by El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO,) including heavy rains, floods, flash floods and landslides significantly hit South America.
In Venezuela, due to rains in July 2016, 153 homes were affected in the State of Miranda, of which 56 were in Guarenas-Guatire and 97 were in Barlovento. Homes were affected by flooding, strong winds, and other environmental factors. (PAHO, 19 Jul 2016)
In Colombia, according to UNGRD data, at least 53,500 people were affected by natural disasters in the country in November 2016. Main events were related to flooding and landslides and the most affected department were Cauca and Bolívar. (OCHA, 30 Nov 2015)
As of June 2016, some 13,741 families have been affected by the first rainy season of the year. (Gov't of Colombia, 20 Jun 2016)
In Cordoba, some 6,700 people require humanitarian assistance as a consequence of heavy winds and floods since end of July. (OCHA, 12 Aug 2016) At the end of August, floods affected more than 35,000 people in the province of Chocó. (OCHA, 8 Sep 2016)
Due to heavy rains between 18-23 October, around 20,4093 families were affected in 20 districts of Chocó department. The entire department was declared under state of public calamity. (OCHA, 28 Oct 2016)
Ecuador declared a state of emergency On 25 January 2016 following two days of heavy rains in Esmeraldas, Atacames, and Rioverde. Official reports from the province of Esmeraldas estimated that 5,899 families (23,955 people) were directly affected; 70 per cent were evacuated to collective centres. The families who returned to their homes lost or suffered damage to between 50 per cent and 80 per cent of their belongings. IFRC’s MDREC011 operation concluded on 22 October 2016 (IFRC, 22 Oct 2016)
In Peru, some 103,267 people are affected, 20 are dead, 28 injured and 8,729 are homeless from emergencies related to El Niño since the end of 2015. Authorities report 24,295 houses affected, as well as 393 schools and 72 health centers. (OCHA, 4 Apr 2016) Between June and August 2016, heavy rains caused the overflowing of river Putumayo in the Loreto department, affecting houses, schools and crop fields. (Gov't of Peru, 4 Aug 2016)
In Brazil, the Emergency Management Service reported that as many as many as 2,214 households have been affected by the rainstorms in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. A total of 1,964 households were displaced. The storms hit forty municipalities. (Government of Brazil, 28 Dec 2015)
In Bolivia, on 21 December 2015, a state of emergency was declared in at least 50 municipalities due to heavy rains, floods and drought. (ECHO, 23 Dec 2015) Severe weather brought on by El Niño has affected 60,000 people in Bolivia and left 19 people dead from November 2015 to March 15, 2016, according to the Defense Minister. (PAHO, 15 Mar 2016)
In Paraguay, the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in the San Pedro department on 21 December 2015 reported that 19,750 people (3,950 families) in the department have been affected. In total, 10 of San Pedro’s 20 districts were affected by the flooding. In the districts of Guayaibi, Capiivary, San Pedro de Ycuamandyyú, Lima and Nueva Germania 1,105 families were also affected by hail storms. (IFRC, 28 Dec 2015) In October 2016, 2,837 families were affected in ten different district as a result of three storms. (REDHUM, 27 Oct 2016) As of 31 October 2016, IFRC’s operation MDRPY018 had the food security component fully completed. Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities reached an average of 80 per cent of the proposed objectives for the operation and the appeal coverage was at 82%. (IFRC, 2 Dec 2016)
In Uruguay, 23,571 people were displaced by early January due to severe rains in the north of the country since December 2015. (Gov't of Uruguay, 2 Jan 2016) In April 2016, heavy rains, as well as a tornado, have caused flooding and destroyed homes in various areas in Uruguay. According to Uruguay's National Emergency System's (SINAE) 21 April 2016 report, both events displaced more than 10,355 people. (IFRC, 17 Nov 2016)
In Argentina, 14 out of the 23 provinces of Argentina were affected, primarily with severe rainfall and the overflow of the Paraná, Uruguay, Pilcomayo and Paraguay rivers and its tributaries in December 2015. By late February 2016, these floods, the most complex registered in the last century in Argentina, affected more than 76,133 people in 14 provinces. In April 2016, intense rains again fell, affecting 72,119 people in 7 provinces. (FRC, 14 Dec 2016)
Fuente: Página siete
El Instituto del Seguro Agrario (INSA) recibió los primeros reportes de daños en la producción agrícola por granizos e inundaciones, pero que está asegurada en la Campaña Agrícola 2016-2017.
"Estamos empezando este año con granizadas y algunas inundaciones que nos reportaron en algunos municipios afectados, donde se realizará la evaluación”, informó el director de Estudios, Productos y Riesgos del INSA, Cristian Aliaga.
El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI a través del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional – COEN registró un total de 4,530 emergencias a nivel nacional ocasionadas por fenómenos naturales e inducidos por la actividad humana durante el año 2016.
The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.
A. Situation analysis
A.1 Description of the disaster
During the month of December 2015, 14 out of the 23 provinces of Argentina were affected by the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), primarily with severe rainfall and the overflow of the Paraná, Uruguay, Pilcomayo and Paraguay rivers and its tributaries. By late February 2016, these floods, the most complex registered in the last century in Argentina, affected more than 76,133 people in 14 provinces. In April 2016, intense rains again fell, affecting 72,119 people in 7 provinces.
El día de ayer, personal operativo de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) se trasladó a la ciudad de Benjamín Aceval, departamento de Presidente Hayes, para hacer entrega de chapas, puntales, carpas y víveres a las familias que fueron afectadas por fuertes lluvias y caída de granizos en el mes de noviembre. Las asistencias se realizaron tras la aplicación del instrumento de Evaluación de Daños y Análisis de Necesidades (EDAN), en coordinación con las autoridades locales.
The Chuquisaca Prevention and Risk Assessment Department reported that 43,667 families were affected by natural disasters during 2016, with a higher incidence in the last two months due to the drought and strong rains in this region. The authorities informed that out of the 43,677 families, the Civil Defense and the local government has taken care of 36,743 families. The rest of the families will be attended to, including the affected ones in the Camargo municipality, who are recovering from a hail storm.
Fuente: El Diario Noticias
El Instituto Nacional del Seguro Agrario (INSA), desembolsó desde agosto de 2012 hasta la fecha, más de 62 millones de bolivianos por concepto de indemnizaciones a las familias productoras de alimentos afectadas por desastres naturales.
“Este año ha sido especial, hemos tenido la presencia de El Niño. En los tres años anteriores hemos indemnizado 32 millones de bolivianos, sólo este año estamos llegando a los 30 millones de bolivianos que hacen un total 62 millones bolivianos en los cuatro años”, explicó el director del programa, Erick Murillo.
Fuente: Los Tiempos
El director de Prevención y Atención de Riesgos de la Gobernación de Chuquisaca, Fausto Escalante, informó ayer que 43.677 familias fueron afectadas por los fenómenos naturales en 2016, con mayor incidencia en los últimos dos meses por la sequía y las precipitaciones pluviales en esa región del país.
“Son 43.677 familias de los 29 municipios de Chuquisaca que están afectadas a causa de los fenómenos naturales, en octubre y noviembre la sequía y las lluvias causaron pérdidas en la producción de las cuatro regiones”, informó a los periodistas.
Bolivia, 06 de Diciembre 2016
Fuente: El Deber - BO
La Gobernación de Santa Cruz envió 17 toneladas de alimentos a familias afectadas por las riadas y la sequía.
Las 50 familias del municipio de Lagunillas damnificadas por el rebalse de las quebradas Mocomocal y La Peña recibirán 1,3 toneladas de alimentos no perecederos, consistentes en harina, arroz, fideo, sal y aceite.
Fuente: Diario Libre
SANTIAGO. Las principales provincias del Norte y el Cibao Central que resultaron seriamente afectadas por las inundaciones de las últimas semanas se mantienen en labores de recuperación, aunque todavía está suspendido el tránsito terrestre entre las provincias Montecristi y Dajabón, como consecuencia del desplome de un tramo de la carretera Manolo Tavárez Justo.
Fuente: El Deber - BO
La lluvia regresó con fuerza a las ciudades de La Paz y El Alto, donde se sintió la fuerza del evento climático. Se espera que esto ayude a disminuir en alguna medida la grave crisis que atraviesa la ciudad sede de Gobieno, que ya lleva más de tres semanas con racionamiento del agua en cerca de una centena de barrios.
La precipitación comenzó a las 19:00 y pasadas las 21:00 continuaba con diversa intensidad.
On December 01, strong rains in Cali caused flooding and landslides. Within the preliminary report of the emergency, 6 deaths due to a landslide in the neighborhood of the Siloe were reported, in addition to damage to the electric system and 14 destroyed homes. (M: EL PAIS)
The storm forecasted in recent days by the National Meteorological and Hydrologic Institute (INAMEH) caused flooding, material losses, deaths, missing persons and the suspension of classes in at least 5 states of the country. (M: EL UNIVERSAL)
11 homes destroyed by strong winds and heavy rains in the districts of Apurimas: Strong winds accompanied with rainfall left 11 families affected in the districts of Colcabamba and Toraya, in the province of Aymaraes, Apurimac region. The winds and rains caused downed power lines and affected electricity. The Provincial Municipality of Aymareas Civil Defense Office, reported that its damage and needs analysis is being coordinated with the Regional Government of Apurímac delivery of humanitarian aid.
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