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14 Feb 1990 description


UNDRO 90/0292
PARAGUAY - FLOODS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
14 FEBRUARY 1990

1. STARTING MID-JAN AND REACHING A PEAK IN EARLY FEB, RIVER PARANA OVERFLOWED ITS NORMAL LEVEL UP TO 15 M. AFFECTED AREAS ARE SITUATED IN DEPARTMENTS ITAPUA, MISIONES AND NEEMBUCU.

2. NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN AFFECTED AREAS ARE ESTIMATED AT 120,000. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE REQUESTED FOR 6,000 MOTHERS AND CHILDREN.

3. GOVT HAS REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR THESE VICTIMS. MAJOR EMERGENCY NEEDS: FOOD AND HEALTH CARE.