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08 Mar 2010 description


- CHILE: United Nations Secretary General announced that the UN will provide up to US$10 million from CERF funding.

- HAITI: Second phase of food distribution will go to 300,000 vulnerable families in and around Port au Prince.

- GUATEMALA: UN and partners calls for US$34 million for Guatemala drought.

- BARBADOS: The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has activated its Drought Management Plan.

01 Mar 2010 description


- CHILE: An 8.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 710 people and affected at least 1.5 million people.

- HAITI: More than 460,000 have fled Port au Prince.

- EASTERN CARIBBEAN: Losses in the agricultural sector caused by drought could be around US$4.7 million.

- SOTH AMERICA: Floods and landslides are still causing impact in Bolivia and Peru.