Paraguay: Floods - Dec 1997
Most read reports
- UN DHA: Paraguay El Niño Floods Situation Report No.3. 28 Jan 1998
- UN DHA: Paraguay El Niño Floods Situation Report No.2. 30 Dec 1997
- OCHA: Paraguay El Niño Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 4. 7 May 1998
- UNDP: Heavy rains cause flood in Paraguay. 8 Jan 1998
- UN DHA: Paraguay El Niño Floods Situation Report No.1. 26 Dec 1997
GOVERNMENT APPEALS FOR APPROXIMATELY US $1.7 MILLION
Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0198
75,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED
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.
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
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.
DHAGVA - 97/0881