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06 Sep 2000 description


Appeal Target: US$ 131,747
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 100,805

Geneva, 6 September 2000

Dear Colleagues,

Three days of torrential rain on 30 July and 31 July 31 (125.9mm) and 1 August (185.9mm), bringing the accumulated average to date up to 2,851mm, 399mm above the annual average, wrecked havoc in the States of Pernambuco and Alagoas. In Pernambuco, 53,000 were left homeless and 23 people lost their lives.

15 Aug 2000 description
report World Vision

World Vision is mounting a major relief effort in Palmeres municipality after a World Vision rapid assessment team found that the floods had reached a height of 4 meters above street level, the highest in living memory.

15 Aug 2000 description
report World Vision

Mudslides caused by heavy rainfall have killed at least 47 people, and 120,000 more have lost their homes in the worst flooding to hit Brazil in 25 years. Walls of mud have buried homes and swept away bridges and roads, and entire towns are partially submerged in water.

15 Aug 2000 description

RECIFE, BRAZIL=ADThe Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing much-needed assistance to thousands left homeless in northeast Brazil following five days of torrential rains and subsequent mudslides, reportedly the worst disaster in northeast Brazil in 15 years.

11 Aug 2000 description

About 60 people are dead and some 143,000 homeless from mudslides and floods caused by five days of torrential rainfall in the northeast of Brazil. As reports say officials are calling it the worst flooding in 25 years. Action by Churches Together (ACT) launched an Alert for Brazil floods and mudslides.

09 Aug 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0139
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Brazil - Mudslides

04 Aug 2000 description
report World Vision

RECIFE, Brazil - As Brazil braces for more flooding after the wettest July in 40 years, World Vision is delivering emergency supplies to thousands of children and adults in sponsorship communities in and around Recife. At least 56 people have been killed and more than 100,000 displaced by floods and mudslides in the hardest-hit northeastern states, Alagoas and Pernambuco.

04 Aug 2000 description
report Oxfam

The Brazilian authorities have declared a state of emergency in the north east of the country where five days of heavy rains have left at least 45 people dead and rendered thousands homeless. Authorities say these are the worst floods to hit the north east in 25 years. The coastal regions of Pernambuco and Alagoas as well as Palmares inland have been most affected.

04 Aug 2000 description

OCHA/GVA-2000/0136
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Brazil - Mudslides

03 Aug 2000 description

Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - The death toll from storms and landslides that have battered northeastern Brazil for five days rose to 59 Thursday, with 130,000 left homeless in the Pernambuco and Alagoas provinces, said Globonews TV, quoting rescue agencies.

President Fernando Enrique Cardoso described the situation in the flood-ravaged areas as ''extreme'' following a helicopter flight over the region.

He said military ships and aircraft would begin Thursday to transport food and medication to the affected people in an urgent rescue campaign.

03 Aug 2000 description

By Andrei Khalip

SAO PAULO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Torrential rains that killed 57 people in Brazil's impoverished northeast and made over 150,000 flee their homes in the past five days, stopped or weakened on Thursday, and officials said the situation was stabilizing.

The region's worst deluge in 25 years, according to officials, submerged entire towns in water, triggered mudslides that destroyed scores of hillside shacks and forced residents to camp in makeshift shelters in schools, hospitals and gymnasiums.

"Now it stopped raining and the water is coming down.