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Colombia 12/20-22/2014

Cauca. A landslide leaves 6 dead and 5,500 affected families.   Flows of mud and stone from the Sambingo and Mazamorras rivers in the municipalities of Mercaderes and Bolivar in the Cauca isolated 25 thousand residents and destroyed 10 bridges (6 vehicular and 4 four pedestrian), in addition to several hectares of crops also destroyed. (m.c:. El Heraldo - ElEspectador).

Guatemala 12/20-22/2014

CONRED evacuated 24 people from their homes and several other were damaged after  a collapsed. Fortunately there were not victims in this incident.   A Regional CONRED representative, Cristian García, reported that although they are six homes at risk, only one had severe damage while moderate damage was observed on another.   (m.c.: PRENSALIBRE)

Colombia 12/20-22/2014

Cauca. A landslide leaves 6 dead and 5,500 affected families.   Flows of mud and stone from the Sambingo and Mazamorras rivers in the municipalities of Mercaderes and Bolivar in the Cauca isolated 25 thousand residents and destroyed 10 bridges (6 vehicular and 4 four pedestrian), in addition to several hectares of crops also destroyed. (m.c:. El Heraldo - ElEspectador).



Haiti Fact Sheets

Haiti Fact Sheets

The Pan American Health Organization has prepared Fact Sheets on the health situation in Haiti, in the aftermath of the 12 January 2010 earthquake. Among the themes covered: emergency and disaster response, the health cluster, health systems, environmental health, priority communicable diseases, mental health, nutrition, and others.

All the documents are in PDF format.

 

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