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Colombia 7/26-28/2014

Drought. 79 municipalities affected by fires, water shortage and damage to agriculture; of those, 37 have declared public calamity situations. Major damage in La Guajira department, with 10 of 15 municipalities in state of public calamity. Response: Assistance has been prioritized in La Guajira department and Santa Marta municipality (Magdalena). Delivery of food kits, increased water distribution through tank cars and distribution of water containers, construction of wells and installation of desalinization mills. Crisis response activated in La Guajira. (o.s.: UNGRD)
Vichada department. Puerto Carreño municipality. Flooding due to overflow of the Irinoco and Meta Rivers; in addition, gales damage homes. Local response: Declaration of public calamity. (o.s.: Municipio de Puerto Carreño m.: Emisora de Policía de Puerto Carreño, Vanguardia)

United States 7/26-28/2014

Washington state. Forest fire update. 300 homes destroyed and damage to infrastructure. Preventative evacuations continue. State response with national support. Electric service reestablished.(o.s.: INCIWEB).

Guatemala 7/26-28/2014

Izabal, Alta, and Baja Verapaz departments. Floods and landslides from rains affect 720 people and damage 123 homes. Heavy rainfall accumulation in the areas of the Northern Transversal Strip and the Caribbean. (o.s.: CONRED)

Peru 7/26-28/2014

Ancash department. Santa Rosa district. Landslides affect potable water intake systems and roads; no victims and no damage to homes. Local response: Emergency declaration, provisional catchment of spring water. (o.s.: INDECI; m.: Andina).

Colombia 7/26-28/2014

Drought. 79 municipalities affected by fires, water shortage and damage to agriculture; of those, 37 have declared public calamity situations. Major damage in La Guajira department, with 10 of 15 municipalities in state of public calamity. Response: Assistance has been prioritized in La Guajira department and Santa Marta municipality (Magdalena). Delivery of food kits, increased water distribution through tank cars and distribution of water containers, construction of wells and installation of desalinization mills. Crisis response activated in La Guajira. (o.s.: UNGRD)
Vichada department. Puerto Carreño municipality. Flooding due to overflow of the Irinoco and Meta Rivers; in addition, gales damage homes. Local response: Declaration of public calamity. (o.s.: Municipio de Puerto Carreño m.: Emisora de Policía de Puerto Carreño, Vanguardia)



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Medical Waste in Emergencies

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