LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: Las lluvias que han afectado a Venezuela en las últimas semanas han afectado a unas 45,000 personas. Las autoridades, junto a las organizaciones humanitarias están respondiendo a la emergencia. Mientras en Costa Rica, el número de personas en albergues se redujo a la mitad.
EMERGENCIA MEDIO AMBIENTAL: Se estima que unas 6,000 personas están directamente afectadas por la contaminación con pesticidas ocurrida en el Río La Pasión de Guatemala.
FLOODS AND RAINS: The rains registered in Venezuela in the last weeks have affected more than 45,000 people.
Authorities, together with humanitarian organizations, are responding to the emergency. In Costa Rica, the number of people in shelters has halved.
ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY: About 6,000 people are directly affected by the pesticide contamination of the La Pasion River in Guatemala.
Venezuelan Red Cross framework
The Long Term Planning of the Zone covers the period 2012‒2015. The Long Term Planning of the Venezuelan Red Cross (VRC) has a projection to 2013, as their Strategic Plan1 is in the process of updating its period to 2014‒2016. In line with the mission of the Zone, the purpose of this Long Term Planning 2013 is to support the National Society to recover its institutional capacity to provide quality services for those people who lives in vulnerable situations, poverty and exclusion.
By Humberto Márquez
Sudden torrential rains, a phenomenon associated with climate change, cause a heightened risk of flooding and landslides in the densely populated communities on the outskirts of Caracas.
CARACAS, Jun 25 2013 (IPS) - “The river is reclaiming its place, the water has risen up to here,” says Ana Polanco, crouching down to hold her hand high above her head in the little tin house she shares with her children in El Hueco, one of the communities on the east side of the Venezuelan capital besieged by the polluted and deceptively calm Guaire River.