IOM Aids Paraguay Flood Victims

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Paraguay - IOM has donated USD 60,000 to help Paraguay to respond to a humanitarian emergency caused by heavy rain and floods that have hit the country since the end of 2015.

In a letter addressed to Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing expressed IOM’s solidarity with the estimated 100,000 people affected and offered to make IOM emergency response staff and specialists in camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) available if needed.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Eladio Loizaga and Minister of the Secretariat for the National Emergencies (SEN) Joaquín Roa accepted the donation this week.

IOM Paraguay Head of Office Richard Velázquez said that IOM is committed to help the government to provide protection and assistance to people displaced by the floods, particularly the most vulnerable.

IOM Paraguay co-leads the Shelter Cluster with the SEN and is also actively involved in sectors related to logistics, early recovery, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the protection of vulnerable groups.

For further information please contact Eduardo Carrillo at IOM Paraguay, Tel:+595 21 615 670, Email: Or Juliana Quintero at the IOM Regional Office in Argentina, Tel: +54 1132 488134, Email: