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23 Apr 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Marianela Jarroud

SANTIAGO, Apr 21 2015 (IPS) - Chile lives under the constant threat of spillage from tailings ponds, which became even more marked in late March after heavy rains fell in the desert region of Atacama leaving over two dozen people dead and missing and thousands without a home.

Copiapó, capital of the region of the same name, 800 km north of Santiago, is in an area full of tailings dams, Henry Jurgens, the founder of the non-governmental organisation Relaves (Tailings), told Tierramérica.

14 Apr 2015 description


  • CHILE: About 164,140 people have been affected by flooding and mudslides.
    OCHA deployed an UNDAC team and staff from the regional office to support relief efforts.

  • PARAGUAY: About 5,000 people were affected by a strong storm in the northern part of the country. OCHA is processing an application for emergency funds to support the authorities in the response.

14 Apr 2015 description


  • CHILE: Cerca de 164,140 personas están afectadas por inundaciones. OCHA ha desplegado un equipo UNDAC y personal desde la oficina regional para apoyar las tareas de respuesta.

  • PARAGUAY: Unas 5,000 personas fueron afectadas por un fuerte temporal en el norte del país. OCHA gestiona fondos de primera emergencia para apoyar a las autoridades en la respuesta