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07 Apr 2000 description

THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 360,411TO ASSIST 26,800 BENEFICIARIES FOR 2 MONTHS

23 Mar 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0065
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Paraguay - Drought

30 Nov 1999 description

Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) performance - Secretariat of the Japan Disaster Relief Team

The following is a report on the arrival of emergency supplies in the Republic of Paraguay. The supplies were approved for shipment on November 17 (Wed).

1. Arrival of the Supplies in Paraguay

The water tanks and water purifiers arrived in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion on November 24, and the medical supplies arrived on November 27.

2.

18 Nov 1999 description

Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) performance - Secretariat of the Japan Disaster Relief Team

The following is a report on emergency relief (provision of supplies) to the Republic of Paraguay as authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 5:33 pm, November 17 (Wed), after consultations with the Ministry of Finance.

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17 Nov 1999 description
report Government of Japan

On November 17 (Wed), in response to a request from the Government of the Republic of Paraguay, which has sustained a disaster from drought and forest fires, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind comprising polyethylene tanks, water purifiers and medicines, equivalent to about 11 million yen.

Nation-wide drought hit Paraguay most severely in the past 55 years.

22 Oct 1999 description

OCHA-GENEVA-99/0190
Paraguay - Drought
OCHA Geneva - Situation Report No.1

07 Oct 1999 description
report Agencia EFE

Asuncion, Oct 07, 1999 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Indians in Paraguay's Chaco, an expansive semi-arid and scarcely populated region, are plagued with the worst drought in a decade, causing conditions so desperate that "many are so weak they can barely walk," church spokesmen told EFE.

Habitually, rain this time of year is a rare occurrence in the three provinces of the Chaco, but this year the drought has been especially wrenching.

The most critical situation is in the province of Boqueron which includes the so-called Central Chaco and borders with Bolivia and Argentina.

29 May 1998 description

GOVERNMENT APPEALS FOR APPROXIMATELY US $1.7 MILLION

07 May 1998 description

Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0198
75,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED

Situation

1. Torrential rains, reportedly due to the El Nino phenomenon, have caused serious flooding in several provinces of Paraguay. After affecting the Chaco region floods, caused by the overflowing of the Parana River, have now spread to the southern part of the country.

28 Jan 1998 description

OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (OCHA)



UNDAC TEAM ENDS ITS MISSION TO PARAGUAY


1. As reported in the OCHA/DHA Situation Report No.1 and 2, of 26 and 30 December 1997 respectively, abnormal rains have caused severe flooding in Paraguay, since December 1997, prompting the Government to issue, on 24 December 1997, an appeal for international assistance to the victims of this emergency, that affected several provinces in the country, in particular Asuncion and its metropolitan area.

UNDAC TEAM DEPLOYED
08 Jan 1998 description

More than 35,000 people have been evacuated and nearly 7,000 people remain isolated by the flooding of the Paraguay river. Abnormally heavy rains associated with the El Nio phenomenon have caused flooding affecting 60,000 people in Paraguay's capital , Asuncion, and the provinces of Concepcion, Alberdi, San Pedro, Presidente Hayes and Alto Paraguay. Immediate needs include temporary shelter, food, clothing and blankets. The government of Paraguay issued an appeal for international assistance on 24 December. UNDP and other UN agencies are monitoring the situation.

31 Mar 1995 description

Ref: DHAGVA-95/0125
1. AFTER HEAVY RAINS IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1994, IN JANUARY 1995 THE PARAGUAY RIVER REACHED ITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN THE LAST TEN YEARS. SEASONAL FLOODS USUALLY OCCUR AT END OF APRIL. LEVEL OF PARANA RIVER WAS ALSO UNUSUALLY HIGH.

11 May 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0385
PARAGUAY - FLOODS
DHA/UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
11 MAY 1992

1. AS RESULT OF FLOODING OF PARAGUAY RIVER, GOVT HAS DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY IN AFFECTED AREAS, NOTABLY TOWN OF CONCEPCION. 500 FAMILIES INITIALLY IDENTIFIED AS AFFECTED HAVE FOUND TEMPORARY SHELTER IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS/SCHOOLS. PRESIDENT OF REPUBLIC INSPECTED AFFECTED AREAS, WHERE RISING RIVER WATER LEVEL IS CAUSING CONCERN.