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Friday, December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016

What happened this week?

Peru. A state of emergency has been declared in more than half of the country: On December 7 a state of emergency was declared in more than half of the country (18 of 25 regions) due to an acute drought that is affecting most of the coastal and Andean region. This emergency will last 60 days, during which the Central Government will implement immediate response and risk reduction actions to avoid damage to the agricultural sector and water shortenings... Read more

Dominican Republic. A state of emergency has been declared in more than half of the country: On December 7 a state of emergency was declared in more than half of the country (18 of 25 regions) due to an acute drought that is affecting most of the coastal and Andean region. This emergency will last 60 days, during which the Central Government will implement immediate response and risk reduction actions to avoid damage to the agricultural sector and water shortenings... Read more

Bolivia. Storms cause the death of 8 persons: The Civil Defense reported that up to as of the current date, storms, strong rains, and floods have killed eight people in Tomina, Chuquisaca, and La Paz Departments and have affected more than 614 families in the same areas... Read more

Guatemala. People affected by cold wave search refuge: 10 shelters are currently assisting a total of 516 people, of which 508 are in the Guatemala Department. 5 departments, Jutiapa, Alta Verapaz, San Marcos, Totonicap√°n and Guatemala, have established shelters to provide refuge during the cold season... Read more

Interesting Facts

Study offers coastal communities better way to prepare for devastating storms. With massive coastal storms on the rise, a new study describes a method for stakeholders in vulnerable communities to be involved in preparing for, absorbing, recovering and adapting from devastation... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Peru harnesses private sector for resilience. Peru is harnessing the power of business to reduce the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards, thanks to the creation of a national chapter of the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies... Read more

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