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May 22, 2015

What happened this week?

Colombia: Landslide kills dozens. Heavy rains in northwest Colombia caused a landslide that killed more than 80 people as mud rushed into homes and bridges... Read More

Brazil: Drought in 94 municipalities of the Nordeste and Pinheiros. Emergency due to the drought... Read More

Paraguay: Floods. Increased the number of families housed in 24 shelters established by the COMUEDA (Municipal Council of Emergencies and Disasters of Asunción) and the Secretariat of National Emergency (SEN)... Read More

Chile: Floods. 42 people affected in the commune of Hualaihué, after the overflowing of the rivers La Máquina, Tronador y Queche... Read More

Interesting Facts

Mobile phone data analysis for Disaster Management. Big data analysis can also reveal signals and proxy indicators that reflect certain human behaviors which could be valuable to sustainable development and humanitarian work... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Tech In Space And On Ground Helps Save Lives After Disaster. FINDER, a device no larger than a carry-on suitcase weighing less than 20 pounds, detected the heartbeats of the victims through 10 feet of wood, mud, and brick... Read More

Tokyo's Flood Tunnels. How an underground network of tunnels is protecting the world's largest city from the threat of flooding... Read More

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