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16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
22 Jan 2016 description
Severe drought, flooding, heavy rains and temperature rises are all known effects of El Niño that can lead to food insecurity and malnutrition, disease outbreaks, acute water shortages, and disruption of health services.
27 Nov 2015 description
The World Meteorological Organization this week singled out “considerable concern” about the impact of El Niño on the Amazon basin in the context of long-term climate change.
06 Nov 2015 description
Experts say this year El Niño could have an impact similar to the 1997-98 episode which generated massive floods and extreme droughts affecting over 27 million people in Central and South America.
06 Nov 2015 description
The last major event in 1997-1998 resulted in significant health impacts across multiple WHO regions, including the Pacific, Central and South America, and across Africa.
01 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam is warning that climate chaos could increase humanitarian emergencies at a time when resources and capacity are already under enormous strain.
17 Jul 2015 description
Since October 2014, seven months of steady rain has fallen in Loreto region. By April 2015, more than 13,000 people had lost everything and about 163,000 were unable to work.
07 Apr 2015 description
Mobile heath care teams from the National Defense Office and Red Cross personnel were deployed. Water shortages have prevented the provision of optimal care to patients.
24 Feb 2015 description
The number of people affected by floods has increased to almost 93,000 in Bolivia and almost 84,000 in Peru.
11 Jul 2014 description
The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.
02 May 2013 description
Most of the disasters were a result of regular rainy seasons in South America, cold weather in Central America and drought in North America. Bolivia and Peru were hit hardest.
18 Feb 2013 description
The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week
15 Feb 2013 description
report Government of Peru
NOTA DE PRENSA N°086 2013-INDECI-UII El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI, a través del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional – COEN, realizó un balance de daños personales y materiales ocasionado por las lluvias intensas que se registran a nivel nacional desde el mes de...