A MapAction team is responding to widespread and repeated flooding in western Paraguay attached to a United Nations’ assistance group. The worst floods for more than a decade began in April.
Heavy rain, which began in March, has caused the Pilcomayo river in Paraguay to overflow; resulting in flooding throughout the country.
Crop fields and hundreds of houses were destroyed by a severe local storm in departments of San Pedro, Paraguar? y Caaguaz?. Gov't is providing shelter, clothes and food.
Countries of the Americas reported a total of 146,006 cases of dengue, out of which 2,706 were severe dengue. A total of 79 deaths have been reported, with a Regional fatality rate of 2.9%.
Hundreds of families have been affected by floods in Encarnacion (Itapua), Ayolas (Misiones), Ciudad del Este (Alto Parana) e Ita Cora (Neembucu).
Since the first trimester of 2009, Paraguay has been facing an extreme cyclical drought.
Hundreds of suspected cases of dengue fever have been notified in the departments of Concepcion, Amambay, Central, Itapua y Asuncion in Paraguay. 51 cases have been confirmed in Asuncion.
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