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14 Mar 2013 description
The world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $100 billion due to an enormous increase in exposure of industrial assets to extreme disaster events.
26 Oct 2012 description
25 octobre, 2012 – A la suite de graves inondations survenues au Bénin, Cameroun, Niger, Nigéria et Tchad depuis le début de la saison des pluies, la Commission européenne a alloué près d’un million d'euros pour apporter une réponse d’urgence dans les zones les plus...
20 Oct 2012 description
(Cotonou/Geneva/New York, 20 October 2012) We have to change the way we deal with humanitarian crises and support governments to improve preparedness and increase the capacities and coping mechanisms of communities and households faced with floods, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for...
15 Oct 2012 description
This operation is launched at the request of Benin Red Cross to provide assistance to 10,000 beneficiaries. The planned support is in the areas of emergency shelter, non-food items, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion and basic health interventions. The flooding that was recently experienced in...
02 Oct 2012 description
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October 2, 2012. Heavy floods are currently affecting the north of Benin in West Africa. In the past months, the neighboring Republic of Niger has experienced heavy rains which resulted in flooding of the Niger river – and the water masses have crossed the border into northern Benin, washing away...
09 Jul 2012 description
DESTACADOS: PARAGUAY: Las autoridades estiman que aún hay 10,000 familias en necesidad alimentaria. CUBA: Un inusual brote de cólera en la provincia de Granma ha dejado tres muertos. PERÚ: Las autoridades han movilizado más de 92,000 frazadas a las zonas afectadas por las heladas.
25 Jun 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS:  PERU: Cold Weather affects about 11,665 people in the Andean region.  MEXICO: Hurricane Carlotta affected more than 12,000 families in the state of Oaxaca  BOLIVIA: More than 720 confirmed cases of influenza AH1N1.