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19 Apr 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

- BRAZIL: Heavy rains during the past weeks in Rio de Janeiro state killed at least 251 people.

- HAITI: To date 96 percent of the target population have received some emergency shelter items

- HONDURAS: The World Food Programme has launched two new projects in cooperation with the Government.

12 Apr 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- BRAZIL: Heavy rains during the past week in Rio de Janeiro state killed at least 229 people.

- HAITI: To date 90 per cent - around 1.2 million people - have received some form of shelter assistance.

- GUATEMALA: The World Food Programme has appealed for a contribution of US$14 million.