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09 Feb 2012 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

CONCLUSIONES PRINCIPALES

  • Las inundaciones son el desastre natural más frecuente, causando devastación generalizada, daños económicos y pérdida de vidas humanas.

  • La región de Asia oriental y el Pacífico es particularmente vulnerable: En los últimos 30 años, la cantidad de anegaciones en Asia representó aproximadamente el 40% del total mundial.

04 Feb 2012 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Century Cities and Flooding: A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century provides forward-looking operational assistance to policy makers and technical specialists in the rapidly expanding cities and towns of the developing world on how best to manage the risk of floods. It takes a strategic approach, in which appropriate risk management measures are assessed, selected and integrated in a process that both informs and involves the full range of stakeholders.

24 Jan 2012 description

By Dizery Salim

GENEVA, 24 January 2012 - The Brazilian government has agreed to open a Centre of Excellence for Disaster Risk Reduction, one year after deadly landslides in the state of Rio de Janeiro prompted President Dilma Rousseff to devise plans to improve the country’s disaster readiness.

Last year, Brazil placed third on the list of countries where the world’s deadliest catastrophes occurred – behind Japan, which experienced an 8.9 magnitude quake in March, and the Philippines, which underwent massive flooding in December.

18 Jan 2012 description

302 human impact disasters claimed 29,782 lives; affected 206 million and inflicted record economic damages of $366 billion in 2011

Geneva, 18 January 2012 – For two consecutive years the long-term disasters trend has been bucked by major earthquakes which claimed thousands of lives and affected millions in both 2010 and 2011, according to new statistics published today by CRED and the UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR.

26 Oct 2011 description

GLIDE n° FL-2011-000002-BRA

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

05 Oct 2011 description
report World Bank

TOKYO, September 27, 2011 – The World Bank says Japan’s systematic and careful investments in seismic safety and tsunami preparedness over several decades saved countless lives during the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Speaking at the 5th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM5), the World Bank’s Sector Director for Sustainable Development in East Asia and Pacific, John Roome, said Japan’s example shows country's should invest in preparedness.

23 Jul 2011 description

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07 Jun 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Americas zone office is guided by its work with the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas in line with Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007–2011.

26 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: Support five National Societies in the Southern Cone and Brazil to effectively operationalize Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007–2011.

04 May 2011 description
report World Bank

Abstract

Urban flooding is an increasingly important issue. Disaster statistics appear to show flood events are becoming more frequent, with medium-scale events increasing fastest. The impact of flooding is driven by a combination of natural and human-induced factors.

25 Apr 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

 COLOMBIA: At least 29,100 people have been affected by the 2011 rainy season.

 BRAZIL: 31,000 people affected by rains. Various cities in the south of Brazil are under a state of emergency.

 PERU: 6,500 houses affected by rains in the city of Iquitos. Authorities are re-locating families to shelters.

 CUBA: Forest fires are growing, more than 6,000 hectares have burnt.

25 Apr 2011 description

DESTACADOS:

 COLOMBIA: Al menos 29,100 personas afectadas por la presente ola invernal.

 BRASIL: 31,000 personas afectadas por lluvias. Varias ciudades del sur de Brasil en estado de emergencia.

 PERÚ: 6,500 viviendas afectadas por lluvias en Iquitos. Autoridades reubican familias en albergues.

 CUBA: Los incendios forestales han consumido más de 6,000 hectáreas.

22 Apr 2011 description

SAO PAULO, April 23 (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed in southern Brazil by landslides and other accidents caused by heavy rains, emergency workers said on Saturday.

Eight were killed in landslides that engulfed homes in the towns of Igrejinha and Novo Harmburgo in the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, including three children who were asleep when a tide of mud hit their home.

Read the full article on AlertNet.

14 Apr 2011 description

For more information, contact:

John Torres, Assistant Director of Public Relations 301.680.6357 (office) 301.680.6370 (fax) John.Torres@adra.org

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21 Mar 2011 description

Highlights:
- Bolivia: the number of families affected by floods and muslides could reach 24,000
- Brasil: 24,000 people affected by floods in the states of Santa Catarina, Espirito Santo, Maranhao and Mato Grosso do Sul
- Argentina: 8,000 people affected by rains in Santiago del Estero
- Peru: 2,000 families at risk in Arequipa due to rain and hail

21 Mar 2011 description

Destacados:
- Bolivia: Aumenta a 24,000 el número de familas afectadas por lluvias y deslizamientos
- Brasil: Unas 24,000 personas afectadas por inundaciones en Santa Catarina, Espirito Santo, Maranhao y Mato Grosso do Sul
- Argentina: Unas 8,000 personas afectadas por lluvias en Santiago del Estero
- Perú: 2,000 familias en riesgo en Arequipa debido a las lluvias y granizadas

17 Mar 2011 description

BANGKOK, 17 mars 2011 (IRIN) - Les tsunamis, les tremblements de terre et les conflits laissent dans leur sillage chaos et imprévisibilité. Il n'est pas rare que des enfants soient séparés de leurs parents à cause d'une évacuation hâtive, d'une hospitalisation d'urgence ou d'un décès soudain et que l'un ou l'autre soit contraint d'attendre anxieusement des nouvelles.

16 Mar 2011 description

BANGKOK, 16 March 2011 (IRIN) - Tsunamis, earthquakes, and violent conflicts leave in their wake chaos and unpredictability. In these and other situations, hasty evacuations, rushed hospitalizations, and sudden deaths separate children from their parents, leaving many missing while others wait anxiously for news.

15 Mar 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2011/373/LAC

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 -Some 2 million poor people who live in informal low income settlements (favelas) in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region, Brazil, will be benefiting from a US$ 485 million development policy loan for the Metropolitan Urban and Housing Project approved today by the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank.

Local population will benefit from policies that will improve social service delivery through innovative programs that expand urban and social services such as health and education to the favelas. The loan will …

14 Mar 2011 description

HIGHTLIGHTS:

- LAC: 11 countries in Latin America were on alert for possible Tsunami

- Bolivia: 15,000 families have been affected by rains

- Brasil: Approximately 20,000 people in southern Brazil have been evacuated due to floods

- Guatemala: some 600,000 people at risk for food insecurity