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Peru 1/30/2015

Loreto Department, constant rains increase the flow of the Huallaga river, causing the flooding of agriculture areas in the localities of Achuai Tipishca, Vista Alegre and San Manuel, district of Lagunas, in the Alto Amazonas province. (os. : INDECI).

Mexico 1/30/2015

Update - Federal District, Cujimalpa–Collapse of the Maternal and Child Hospital.  A fuel tanker exploded near a hospital injuring 72, 14 in serious conditions and killing 3. The Maternal and Child hospital underwent damages in 30% of its structure due to the explosion. Patients were sent to 10 Public hospitals of the Social Security Institute. Response at local level. (os. : Gobierno-Federal; Presidencia de la Republica; Cruz Roja Mexicana); (mc.: Azteca Noticias; CNNMx).

Peru 1/30/2015

Loreto Department, constant rains increase the flow of the Huallaga river, causing the flooding of agriculture areas in the localities of Achuai Tipishca, Vista Alegre and San Manuel, district of Lagunas, in the Alto Amazonas province. (os. : INDECI).



New Issue of the "Disasters" Newsletter

In disaster situations, the health sector has the responsibility to save lives, reduce permanent disability, provide medical services to the injured and reduce the risk of disease and death. According to this new issue's editorial this can only be achieved if the protection of health facilities is made a priority. Other articles talk about 20 years of LSS/SUMA, the PAHO/WHO Emergency Operations Center, disaster risk management in the Region and new publications.

Read the latest issue of the Newsletter.

 

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