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Ofxam, in conjunction with other NGOs and other Bolivian authorities, are working to implement an early warning system to lessen the damaging effects of landslides on the heavily populated steep slopes of the Bolivian capital.
The Americas now face the challenge of coping with the inevitable, potentially devastating,impacts of climate change.
Prospéry Raymond, Christian Aid’s country manager for Haiti and the Dominican Republic, reflects on how Haiti is moving on from one disaster and preparing for another You could be forgiven for associating Haiti with disaster: when the country is mentioned, it is usually alongside words like ‘earthquake’, ‘hurricane’, ‘political turmoil’ and ‘cholera’. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew’s 146mph winds swept across...
Haiti is the only country in the world where provision of sanitation decreased in the last decade: cholera will remain endemic for many years.

BRAZIL AFTER SANTA MARIA

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LAB Editor Francis McDonagh discusses what the tragedy in southern Brazil, in which 236 young people were killed, tells us about Brazil's ambition to be a member of the 'rich country' club.
The new Haitian government is having problems to put the country back on track
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, millions of dollars have been spent on ambitious rebuilding projects for the capital Port-au-Prince that appear to have come to nothing.

Bulletin 20 January 2010

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Haiti: US control distribution of emergency aid ♦ People flee Port-au-Prince ♦ Private security instead of police, with death penalty included ♦ Mexico: Drug cartel “auditor” arrested ♦ Brazil: tax on foreign purch
Planned new legislation will encourage deforestation − at a time when fires caused by the serious drought are destroying vast areas of forest.
Amid rescue crews attempting to help those affected by Tuesday's mudslide in Oaxaca, Kristin Bricker looks at the neglect and corruption which lies behind the disaster and illustrates the need for closer scrutiny of public spending.

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