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Friday, February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015

What happened this week?

Colombia: Department of Choco. Municipalities of Quibdó, Bojayá and Alto Baudó. Rains, at least 11,224 Afro-Colombians and indigenous population have been affected by floods and landslides and a wounded child. After the increase in the region which is causing the growing of the rivers Atrato, Baudó and its tributaries. The report indicates 7 homes destroyed, 22 damaged and an unknown number of homes at risk... Read More

Bolivia: Rains. Six Departments in emergency (30 Municipalities):  Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, Oruro, Santa Cruz, La Paz and Potosí, death toll rises to 23 due to the rains. 54 municipalities have registered events related to the current winter season such as freshets, hailstorms, landslides and floods... Read More

Peru: RainsThus far this year, 12.000 hectares have been affected;  548 with potato and quinoa crops were lost completely as well as confirmed dead... Read More

Interesting Facts

2014 warmest year on record, say US researchers. 2014 was the warmest year on record, with global temperatures 0.68C (1.24F) above the long-term average, US government scientists have said... Read More 

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

UN holds preparatory conference on humanitarian policy in Budapest. The Budapest conference, one of eight regional events, was organised in preparation for the first humanitarian UN summit. The two-day conference is being attended by 250 experts from 54 UN member states... Read More

WHS chief: Turkey a role model for the world in humanitarian aid. Istanbul will host the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), which is the first global summit on humanitarian action of this size and scope... Read More 

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