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Uruguay - 9/16/2014

Floods in six departments, particularly in Durazno, have affected more than 2,000 people. In addition, several roads have been blocked in different sections. The flow of the Yi River has been increasing steadily in recent days, reaching a height of 10.93 meters in Durazno; the height at which it begins affecting households is 8.6 meters. Three shelters have been established for people who have evacuated their homes. Local response. (o.s.: SINAE; m.: El País)

Mexico - 9/16/2014

Baja California: Hurricane Odile. In the aftermath of the storm, 10,000 people have been affected, 30,000 are awaiting transport, and there are 4,000 in shelters. In addition, there are damages to power lines, water supply and telephone communications. The towns of Loreto, La Paz and Los Cabos are isolated. Although it has been downgraded to a tropical storm, Odile is expected to continue generating heavy rains in the northwest of the country. Local response. (o.s.: CONAGUA; m.: Milenio)

Uruguay - 9/16/2014

Floods in six departments, particularly in Durazno, have affected more than 2,000 people. In addition, several roads have been blocked in different sections. The flow of the Yi River has been increasing steadily in recent days, reaching a height of 10.93 meters in Durazno; the height at which it begins affecting households is 8.6 meters. Three shelters have been established for people who have evacuated their homes. Local response. (o.s.: SINAE; m.: El País)



Breve perfil de país en gestión de salud

Guatemala

Capital: Guatemala
Población: 12.7  millones de habitantes
Superficie: 108.890 km2
Densidad de población: 135 h/km2
Población urbana: 47.2%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 2.4
Moneda: El Quetzal

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

118

PIB per cápita 

4,568 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

22.5

*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

Capital

Superficie

Población estimada (h.)

Alta Verapaz

Cobán

8.686

920.707

Baja Verapaz

Salamá

3.124

263.189

Chimaltenango

Chimaltenango

1.979

520.210

Chiquimula

Chiquimula

2.376

110.063

Escuintla

Escuintla

4.384

658.643

Guatemala

Guatemala

2.126

3.483.929

Huehuetenango

Huehuetenango

7.400

927.838

Izabal

Puerto Barrios

9.038

395.384

Jalapa

Jalapa

2.063

348.722

Jutiapa

Jutiapa

3.219

498.995

El Petén

Flores

35.854

397.632

El Progreso

Guastatoya

1.922

158.052

Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango

1.951

752.285

El Quiché

Santa Cruz del Quiché

8.378

717.879

Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu

1.856

311.881

Sacatepéquez

Antigua Guatemala

465

289.116

San Marcos

San Marcos

3.791

831.276

Santa Rosa

Cuilapa

2.955

332.321

Sololá

Sololá

1.061

371.634

Suchitepéquez

Mazatenango

2.510

469.340

Totonicapán

Totonicapán

1.061

435.646

Zacapa

Zacapa

2.690

259.256

Fuente: Cifras del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) de Guatemala - 2002

 

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