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Paraguay floods



The Parana and Paraguay rivers have overflowed and are affecting thousands of families in the departments of Ñeembucú, Alto Parana, Presidente Hayes and Alto Paraguay, as well as the municipalities of Ayolas and Asuncion.

Authorities say the floods have so far affected 200,000 and 15,000 have been forced to evacuate their homes and are staying in shelters or with relatives.

The Paraguay Red Cross has conducted assessments across affected regions in collaboration with government departments and other humanitarian organizations. Thousands of families have already received shelter, clothing and food support from the Red Cross. A specialise water and sanitation team has also been deployed to help deal with potential the health issues that flooding can cause.

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Facts and figures

200,000 people affected

15,000 people living in shelters or with relatives

275,000 Swiss francs provided through the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)

Water and sanitation kits provided to 2,000 vulnerable families

Related documents

Emergency Appeal

DREF operation

Links

Paraguay Red Cross

Paraguay Red Cross Facebook


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