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Chile 3/26/2015

Antofagasta, Atacama, and Coquimbo: Flash flooding generated by intense rains related to a cold front that affects the northern area of the country and that causing rivers to breach their banks. Seven reported deaths and the 19 missing, nearly 500 homes affected, 35 destroyed and nearly 2000 people in shelters. Atacama is the region that has been primarily affected. According to authorities (ONEMI), the most critical areas affected in Atacama are located in Chañaral, Copiapó, Alto del Carmen and Tierra Amarilla. Damage assessment is in progress but access and communication difficulty hinders data collection. Several hospitals have reported damages and are only partially functioning. The Ministry of Health evaluates the situation of the assistance network and issues adjustments in the services network and a Sanitary Alert in Atacama and recommendations. A State of Emergency decree has been issued for the current emergency. ENFERMEPEDIA.

Ecuador 3/26/2015

  • De Los Rios Province: Areas of Babahoyo and nearby localities flooded after 8 hours of intense rain.   Areas of the center and the periphery were flooded yesterday. The Prefecture, Social Security, terrestrial terminal among others buildings were affected by the floods. (mc.: eluniverso).
  • Via Aloag-Santo Domingo (Update) Landslide site that killed 5 people is declared a cemetery.  The bodies cannot be rescued as the site is not safe.  A total are 13 fatal victims including two people in the parish Alluriquín. (m.: eluniverso).

Peru 3/26/2015

Landslide, March 24, 19:00hrs local time. Choros District, Cajamarca Department; 34 homes affected, 9 collapsed, 25 unsafe to return and 0.5km of rural road also affected.  (os.: INDECI).

Chile 3/26/2015

Antofagasta, Atacama, and Coquimbo: Flash flooding generated by intense rains related to a cold front that affects the northern area of the country and that causing rivers to breach their banks. Seven reported deaths and the 19 missing, nearly 500 homes affected, 35 destroyed and nearly 2000 people in shelters. Atacama is the region that has been primarily affected. According to authorities (ONEMI), the most critical areas affected in Atacama are located in Chañaral, Copiapó, Alto del Carmen and Tierra Amarilla. Damage assessment is in progress but access and communication difficulty hinders data collection. Several hospitals have reported damages and are only partially functioning. The Ministry of Health evaluates the situation of the assistance network and issues adjustments in the services network and a Sanitary Alert in Atacama and recommendations. A State of Emergency decree has been issued for the current emergency. ENFERMEPEDIA.



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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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