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Friday, June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013

What happened this week?

In Argentina, floods expected in four provinces
Misiones, Corrientes, Chaco and Santa Fe are in state of alert and evacuations are imminent..Read more

In Brazil, heavy rains in Parana affect 53 municipalities, eight declare state of emergency
Heavy rains in the state of Paraná, since last Thursday June 20, affected 53 municipalities and flooded more than 6,700 houses. The cities of Irati, Santa Tereza, São João, Itapejara do Oeste, Bituruna, Imbituva, Sulina and Teixeira Soares declared state of emergency..Read more

In Paraguay, more families are affected by the Parana river
About 4,000 people are affected by the flood caused by the overflow of the Paraná in Ayolas, Misiones. So far, about 804 families were evacuated..Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Disaster recovery: How it works in Alberta
Disaster recovery programs are a safety net for citizens who incurred uninsurable loss and damage during a disaster -- key for southern Albertans, since overland flood insurance is not provided in Canada... Read more

Paraguayan government implements early warning system for natural disasters
The government of Paraguay and the Ministry of Strategic Communication for Development (SICOM) has started a journey throughout the country with the aim of raising awareness and disseminating information through workshops on environmental protection issues and natural disasters..Read more

Norway Praises Cuban Humanitarian Aid to Haiti
HAVANA, Cuba, June 27 (acn) Norway’s deputy foreign affairs minister Gry Larsen stressed the humanitarian work carried out in Haiti by the Cuban medical brigade, a mission that was reinforced following the January 2010 earthquake that ravaged the homeland of Toussaint Louverture..Read more

Central American Heads of State call for new regional instrument on disaster cooperation
n June 27, at the 41st Summit of Heads of State and Government of the member states of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in San Jose, the top leaders of eight countries took an important step forward in the development of disaster law in the region... Read more

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