Argentina

Key facts:

Hazards covered by anticipation    

Flood

Anticipation partners in country    

Argentine Red Cross Society | German Red Cross | IFRC | Red Cross and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre | National Meteorological Institute | National Water Institute | Ministry of Civil Protection | National Hazards and Emergencies Monitoring System

Inform Risk Index    

Hazard and Exposure: 2.8

Vulnerability: 1.9

Lack of Coping Capacity: 3.4

Total: 2.6 (low risk)

Rank: 126

 

Photo by IFRC

Country Profile

Argentina is the eight largest country in the world (by land area) spanning climatic and ecological zones from the Andes to the Atlantic, and subtropical areas in the north to the subantarctic in the south. As a result of this large, diverse territory, Argentines are exposed to different hazards, depending upon their location, including floods, storms, tornados, fires, drought, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. Floods in Argentina have several causes, including heavy rains, increased river flows, or coastal storms, or fast snowmelt in the mountains. These events result in damage to housing and infrastructure and human fatalities or other health impacts.

Disaster management in Argentina falls under the Directorate of Civil Protection, and the country’s National Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (PNRRD) 2018-2023 defines policies and basic principles for public and private sector organizations to reduce the risk of disasters. 

 

Projects

Implementing the FbF Mechanism in Argentina

Since 2019 the Argentine Red Cross Society has been working to establish FbF systems. The National Society has begun to develop a flood EAP and a feasibility study is currently under way to determine which, if any, other hazards will be addressed.