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Brazil 1/23/2015

Civil Defense declared Emergency in four municipalities. Mato Verde City (MG), is experiencing drought, Rio Branco do Sul (PR), heavy rains; Novo Tiradentes (RS), and Uruguayana (RS), were stricken by sudden floods. (os.: DEFENSA CIVIL).

Peru 1/23/2015

Drought, due to the reduction of rains, seven dams that supply Arequipa would only have water for a little more than three months. Every year the dams of the System of Chili Regulado should store more than 300 million cubic meters (m3) of water.   Of this figure, 210 million are in order to meet the minimum needs for the city (energy, population use, agricultural sector, industry and others) and other 100 million in order to have them in reserve for emergencies. (m.: LAREPUBLICA).

Chile 1/23/2015

Wild fires Summary. Update 22 January - 47 Reported Fires: 7 active (O'Higgins, Biobío, Los Rios, Los Lagos and Aysén); 28 controlled (Metropolitan, Maule, Biobío, La Araucanía, Los Rios y Los Lagos). There are 12 extinguished fires (Valparaiso, Metropolitana, Maule, Biobío, La Araucanía and Los Ríos) which affected nearly 15 thousand hectares of vegetation.
People and homes affected: Two deceased people, 104 victims, 30 homes destroyed, It was also reported the destruction of two warehouses and one School. (fo.: ONEMI).

Brazil 1/23/2015

Civil Defense declared Emergency in four municipalities. Mato Verde City (MG), is experiencing drought, Rio Branco do Sul (PR), heavy rains; Novo Tiradentes (RS), and Uruguayana (RS), were stricken by sudden floods. (os.: DEFENSA CIVIL).



Breve perfil de país en gestión de salud

El Salvador

Capital: San Salvador
Población: 6.8 millones de habitantes
Superficie: 21,040 km2
Densidad de población: 321 h/km2
Población urbana: 46%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 2.1
Moneda: El dólar

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

103

PIB per cápita 

5,255 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

15.1

*Índice de Desarrollo Humano
**Mide expectativa de vida, educación y nivel de  vida digno

3 - División Administrativa: se subdivide en 14 departamentos (comprendidos en tres regiones)  y éstos a su vez en 262 municipios.

Departamento Región

Capital

Superficie (km2)

Población estimada (h.)

Cabañas

Sensuntepeque

1.104

138.426

Cuscatlán

Cojutepeque

756

178.502

Chalatenango

Chalatenango

2.017

177.320

Libertad, La

Nueva San Salvador

1.653

513.866

Paz, La

Zacatecoluca

1.224

245.915

San Salvador

San Salvador

886

1.512.125

San Vicente

San Vicente

1.184

143.003

Central

 

8.824

2.909.157

Ahuachapán

Ahuachapán

1.240

261.188

Santa Ana

San Ana

2.023

458.587

Sonsonete

Sonsonete

1.226

360.183

Occidental

 

4.489

1.079.958

Morazán

San Francisco Gotera

1.447

160.146

San Miguel

San Miguel

2.077

403.411

Unión, La

La Unión

2.074

255.565

Usulután

Usulután

2.130

310.362

Oriental

 

7.728

1.129.48

 

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