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Friday, January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016

What happened this week?

Colombia. Bolivar Department. About 100,000 people have been affected by the adverse conditions that generated the drought in 44 municipalities in Bolivia. The Governor of Bolivar has designed a plan of action with permanent shipment of trucks carrying water tanks which will create reservoirs of water and raise awareness... Read more

Bolivia. Seven municipalities in the department of La Paz have been declared a state of emergency due to rainfall that has led to rivers overflowing. Preliminary reports note that more than 400 families have been affected and 220 hectares of crops were damaged all due to El Niño... Read more

Brazil. Parana State of emergency declaration. The Parana Civil Defense reported today that 58 municipalities have been affected by the heavy storms since the 9th of January. Across the state, more than 156,000 people were affected... Read more

Peru. Floods in Izcuchaca District, Department of Huancavelica, as a result of heavy precipitation 24 families, some houses and roads were affected by flash floods of January 19, 2016. Municipal authorities provided answers, performed damage assessment and started cleaning the roads... Read more

Interesting Facts

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015. Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Seventh ACS Summit to take place in Cuba. The city of Petionville, Haiti, welcomed Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Vice Ministers, Ambassadors and other delegations, as well as the representatives of international organisations attending the 21st Ordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), convened on January 19, 2016... Read more

Caribbean’s new disaster risk awards.  The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has launched an awards scheme for 2016 which seeks to support national and regional efforts to reduce disaster loss and the impacts of climate change... Read more

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