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Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

What happened this week?

Peru. The province of Concepcion has been affected by heavy rains and hail storm that affected 50 people and 200 hectares of food crops. The Junín Regional Government deployed Aid that consisted of buckets, tents, canned goods, toiletries to the affected population... Read more

Argentina. Floods have affected the city of Santa Fe by the flooding of the Parana and Salado rivers, where 700 people have been evacuated. Each sector is receiving social and health care services to meet their needs. In addition cultural and recreational activities were initiated for the kids... Read more

Paraguay. Central Department, Limpio District. Floods. The increased water levels of the Paraguay River caused the overflowing of the river in San Francisco creek and the Itay creek. Two private treatment plants, household waste and other liquid industrial waste could be at risk by the flooding... Read more

Interesting Facts

Researchers to participate in flood reconnaissance mission. Engineering researchers – experts in the study of how soil reacts to stress caused by earthquakes or floods – are participating in a multi-institutional research mission to document the effects of recent, severe flooding in the Midwest... Read more

Science helps understand landslide risk. Down in the depths of a cutting-edge lab in an English university city, scientists are working to rein in the risk posed by landslides around the globe... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Sendai Framework key for local resilience in Africa. Delegates at the seventh edition of the Africities summit spotlighted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as a key instrument for local governments to address risks and enhance resilience at the local level... Read more

Appliance of science key to disaster risk reduction. Hundreds of science and technology specialists from around the globe will come together this month to harness their expertise to help reduce disaster risk... Read more

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