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La Defensa Civil Brasileña reporta que las inundaciones presentadas
se encuentran en fase de regresion, los niveles de los rios se
encuentran en descenso. Los estados afectados son Rio Grande, Santa
Catarina y Parana. La situacion no supera la capacidad de respuesta
del Pais. Fuente: Defensa Civil
Lluvias intensas han producido
desbordamiento del rio Paraguay
causando inundaciones en la zona urbana de Asuncion y en Concepcion
situada en la zona norte del pais.
DANOS A LA POBLACION
Activities related to El Niño underway at the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA) include:
- DHA has launched an Inter-Agency Task
Fore on E Niño. It is convened by the Secretariat of the International
Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR, 1990-2000) to provide
a forum for inter-agency exchange and examine the possibility for a comprehensive
disaster reduction strategy within the UN system and related international
organizations regarding the El Niño phenomenon.
WMO has produced this El Niño Update in order to ensure that the most effective and accurate information is made available. It is a summary of: (i) our knowledge of the El Niño phenomenon, (ii) its associated impacts on a global scale, and (iii) forecast information for the coming months. This Update is compiled from a variety of scientific sources (see References) and is intended to address the questions and concerns of an audience that ranges from the general public to the policy maker.
PART I: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT EL NIÑO
"El Niño Related Crises"
Workshop on the Role of Media in Accurate
Reporting of the "El Niño Event"
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: February 2-6, 1998
Sponsor: Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
Organizers: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), ThailandADPC is an IDNDR focal point for Asia and the Pacific
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
Key Objectives of the Meeting & Media Workshop
What is El Niño
El Niño is a periodic disruption of normal oceanic circulation in the Eastern Pacific, especially off the coast of Ecuador and Peru, which has the global potential for causing disasters through inducing changes to normal weather patterns, causing wide-spread flooding and/or drought conditions.
The term El Niño (Boy Child) is derived from Peruvian fishermen who have long recognized this cyclic phenomenon.
UNDP's responses will include:
The El Niño event is part of a climatic phenomenon known as the El-Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) which strongly affects tropical and mid latitude countries such as Peru, Colombia, Brazil, the central American states, Mexico, the southern USA, tropical Pacific Islands, New Guinea, northern Australia, the whole of southeast Asia, much of southern Africa (especially Zambia and South Africa), and parts of India.
Supplement to WFP Emergency Report no.
50 of 1997 - December 12, 1997. re: El Niño
This is the fifth in a series of information updates provided on a fortnightly basis. Please note that the WFP Regional Office
coverage is Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
I. El Niño Overview:
The extent of this El Niño, as measured
by the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), continues to be unprecedented:
the SOI for
November was further from the norm than during the same month of the previous El Niño events. In southern Africa, steady
WFP EMERGENCY REPORT
Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that 37 countries in the world are facing shortfalls in food supplies as a result of the El Nino phenomenon.
This phenomenon is caused by the abnormal warming of the ocean in the Pacific, which in turn triggers off a chain reaction in
Japan's Meteorological Agency says the El Nino weather phenomenon has warmed waters in the eastern Pacific to their highest level this century.
The agency said the average sea surface temperature in the area in November was more than three-and-half degrees Celsius above normal.
But it said the increase indicated that the El Nino event had now peaked, and sea surface temperatures were not expected to rise dramatically in the near future.
Since March 1997 FAO has been intensively monitoring and alerting the international community of the impact on agriculture, forestry and fisheries of serious weather anomalies around the world which are believed to be assisted with this year's El Nino. In parts of Latin America and Asia severe weather disturbances have already had far reaching repercussions on national crop production, food security, fisheries and forestry.
ROME The World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today for US$9.4 million in emergency food aid for poor farmers and their families in five countries of Central America where the El Niño meteorological phenomenon has caused drought and floods.
ROMA - El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) ha hecho hoy un llamamiento con el fin de reunir 9,4 millones de dólares EE.UU. en ayuda alimentaria de urgencia que irá destinada a los campesinos pobres, y a sus familias, de cinco países de América Central, en los cuales el fenómeno meteorológico "El Niño" ha provocado sequías e inundaciones.
The Federation has just launched an appeal for 13.8 million Swiss Francs to tackle disasters caused by the meteorological
phenomenon "El Niño" in Latin America. Part of the money will be spent immediately on emergency food supplies and other
TITLE=EL NINO/MALARIA (L ONLY)
// EDITORS: THIS WAS VOICED TUESDAY //
INTRO: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS
SAY THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED A
PREVIOUSLY UNSUSPECTED LINK BETWEEN THE "EL NINO" WEATHER
PHENOMENON AND MALARIA. V-O-A'S JOE CHAPMAN REPORTS FROM NEW
TEXT: SCIENTISTS HAVE LINKED
EL NINO TO DISEASES SUCH AS MALARIA
BEFORE. MOST EXPERTS BELIEVED THAT FAMINES, BROUGHT ON BY
Agenda item 98 (d)
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: INTERNATIONAL DECADE
FOR NATURAL DISASTER REDUCTION
Draft resolution submitted by the Vice-Chairman of the
Committee, Mr. Hans-Peter Glanzer (Austria), on the
basis of informal consultations held on draft
International cooperation to reduce
the impact of the
El Niño phenomenon
The General Assembly,
Presenting assessment of prospects for global
food security over the next quarter century, this report reviews recent
events that have significantly influenced food security as well as key
emerging issues that security in the coming years.
In addition, the report analyses the implications of these recent events and emerging issues for agricultural research and food policy reform in developing countries.
The report draws upon revised and updated information from IFPRI's global food model, which projects food demand, supply, and trade to the year 2020.
The Mine Ban Treaty is the international
agreement that bans antipersonnel landmines. Sometimes referred to as the
Ottawa Convention, its official title is: The 1997 Convention on the Prohibition
of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer or Anti-Personnel Mines
and on Their Destruction.
The treaty is the most comprehensive international instrument for ridding the world of the scourge of antipersonnel mines. It deals with everything from mine use, production and trade, to victim assistance, mine clearance and stockpile destruction.
These guidelines are intended to provide
the technical basis for the indicators and the recommended method for collecting,
analyzing and reporting data on agricultural productivity. To this purpose,
the document discusses the following topics:
- Issues Related to Measurement and Interpretation of Impact Indicators
- Data Collection Plan
- Calculating Indicators.
With its particular focus on children, UNICEF's
1998 annual report provides information on malnutrition, including its
causes, approaches to combat it, statistical tables of vital indicators
as well as panels and features on various relevant topics. Its main chapters
- Overview of the scale of malnutrition and the complex interplay of factors that cause it
- Approaches that work: Community involvement, food fortification, growth monitoring and promotion
- Bringing science to bear: Breakthroughs in the fight for better nutrition
- Statistical tables