Skip to main content

Emergency Assistance to Households Affected By Natural Disasters In El Chaco Of Paraguary

Countries: | Operations ID: 200482 | Operations type: Emergency Operation (EMOP)

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 1 (see below)

In 2012, El Chaco region of Paraguay was hit by a series of extreme climatic events that caused fatalities, population displacement, and devastated the livelihoods of more than 80,000 people.Severe drought significantly slowed agricultural production during the first quarter of the year, followed by heavy rains that flooded most of the country in April. More floods and a polar front in May and June isolated many of the communities in the region, and worsened the living conditions of the affected population. In August, flood waters still covered significant portions of the region.