Disaster preparedness in Paraguay's biggest tip

Cateura dump, located close to the Paraguay River in Asuncion.
Photo: UN Radio/Daniel Dickinson

Efforts are underway in Paraguay to prepare impoverished people living on the margins of the country's biggest rubbish dump, for the likely eventuality of flooding.

The Cateura dump is located next to the Paraguay River in the south of the capital Asuncion.

The river floods regularly, driving some of the poorest people in this South American country away from their homes.

Daniel Dickinson has this special report from the dump.

Duration: 3'19"

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