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Bolivia 10/23/2014

Drought. Civil Defense will deliver 30 tons of humanitarian assistance in the border town of Charaña, which will benefit 649 families and 1,500 head of cattle affected by drought. The director of the Emergency Operations Center said on Wednesday that the governor of the department of Santa Cruz declared a drought emergency affecting 12 municipalities in the region; the effects will be mitigated with a budget of 4 million bolivianos. (m.: ABI).

Brazil 10/23/2014

Several cities are in state of emergency due to various natural hazards. Drought is affecting the municipalities of Olhos d'Água and Palmópolis in Minas Gerais; and also Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, and Redondo Well, in Sergipe. The cities of Mato Rico, Paraná and Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul are being affected by rainfall. Finally, the municipality of Saudades, in Santa Catarina, is in emergency due to floods. (o.s.: Civil Defense).

Nicaragua 10/23/2014

Floods. Yellow Alert remains; showers are expected to persist in the country, with potential for landslides, mudslides, overflows and flooding of homes, mainly in Rivas, Granada, Masaya, San Juan River, the South Caribbean and the Autonomous Region. More than 100 families have been evacuated and 27 people have died. So far 60,345 people have been affected nationwide; there are 32 active shelters and 90 solidarity houses, where 1,053 families remain. There are also 6,214 damaged homes, including destroyed, partially destroyed, flooded, and in relocation. (o.s.: INETER; m.c.: La Voz del Sandinismo).

Bolivia 10/23/2014

Drought. Civil Defense will deliver 30 tons of humanitarian assistance in the border town of Charaña, which will benefit 649 families and 1,500 head of cattle affected by drought. The director of the Emergency Operations Center said on Wednesday that the governor of the department of Santa Cruz declared a drought emergency affecting 12 municipalities in the region; the effects will be mitigated with a budget of 4 million bolivianos. (m.: ABI).



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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