120,000 Still Displaced by Flooding Rivers in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay


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Flooding of several rivers in South America, including the Uruguay, Paraguay and Paraná, has forced over 100,000 people from their homes in parts of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay since…

South America – Thousands Displaced by Flooding Rivers in Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina


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Heavy rains in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have caused rivers to overflow and forced tens of thousands from their homes. Flooding has been affecting neighbouring Paraguay since early December and…

Paraguay – 13,000 Families Affected by Floods in Asunción as River Levels Top 7 Metres


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Levels of the Paraguay River in Asunción are now well above 7 metres and are expected to rise further. Parts of Asunción have been experiencing flooding since November. By mid…

Paraguay – 1000s Affected by Rising River Levels in Asunción


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Authorities say around 5,000 families have been affected by flooding in the Paraguay capital Asunción after levels of the River Paraguay rose to 6.5 metres – the highest recorded so…

Paraguay – 8,000 Families Evacuated in Asunción After Paraguay River Overflows


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Over 8,000 families have been evacuated from their homes in Asunción after the Paraguay river overflowed. Paraguay’s National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) in coordination with the local disaster authority, Consejo Municipal…

Thousands Evacuated in Asuncion as Paraguay River Threatens to Flood


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Authorities in Paraguay say that levels of the Paraguay River in Asunción are moving closer to flood stage. The latest figures say that the Paraguay River stood at 5.45 metres.…

Three Months of Flooding and Isolation in La Leona, Paraguay


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Climate change is increasing the recurrence and intensity of extreme phenomena such as cyclones, hurricanes, floods and droughts, making disaster risk reduction (DRR) paramount. As the United Nations Climate Change…

Paraguay Floods: Red Cross Emergency Appeal Launched


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Red Cross Press Release – Panama, 17 July, 2014 The Paraguayan Red Cross is carrying out response operations following the recent floods that have affected the southern part of the…

Paraguay River Levels Fall but Thousands Still Displaced


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According to Julián Báez, director of Meteorología e Hidrología in Paraguay, the levels of the Paraguay River in Asuncion have now started to fall. They peaked on Tuesday 8 July…

Paraguay Floods – Asunción Faces Environmental Disaster as River Threatens to Flood Toxic Dump


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Levels of the Paraguay River in the country’s capital Asunción currently stand at over 7.20 metres. The river has already flooded parts of the city’s Cateura landfill site, “El vertedero…

Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina All Hit by Floods


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Heavy rainfall has now led to flooding in Paraguay, Brazil and parts of north east Argentina. River levels, especially those of the Paraguay and Paraná rivers are dangerously high. Some…

160,000 Affected by Floods in Paraguay


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Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay, as well as other towns in the Paraguay River basin including those in the departments of Conception, San Pedro and Central, are being affected…

1,000 Evacuated by Floods in Misiones, Paraguay


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Heavy rain on 5 May 2014 forced around 1,000 people to evacuate their homes in the department of Misiones in southern Paraguay after the Tebicuary River (Río Tebicuary), a tributary…

500 Families Displaced in Asunción, Paraguay


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Floods in Paraguay during the last three days have displaced over 500 households and caused one fatality. Paraguay has seen heavy rainfall earlier this week, with 222mm (8.75”) reported in…

Paraguay Floods Update


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Paraguay has been suffering from severe flooding for several weeks, since the Paraná river first flooded on 26th June. Since then the Paraguay river levels have reached dangerous levels also.…

Paraguay Floods June 2013


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Update 2nd July 2013: Since the floods began over 12,000 people have been affected. The departments worst affected are: Alto Paraná, Misiones, Ñeembucú and Amambay. The city of Ayolas in…