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Colombia 7/26-28/2014

Drought. 79 municipalities affected by fires, water shortage and damage to agriculture; of those, 37 have declared public calamity situations. Major damage in La Guajira department, with 10 of 15 municipalities in state of public calamity. Response: Assistance has been prioritized in La Guajira department and Santa Marta municipality (Magdalena). Delivery of food kits, increased water distribution through tank cars and distribution of water containers, construction of wells and installation of desalinization mills. Crisis response activated in La Guajira. (o.s.: UNGRD)
Vichada department. Puerto Carreño municipality. Flooding due to overflow of the Irinoco and Meta Rivers; in addition, gales damage homes. Local response: Declaration of public calamity. (o.s.: Municipio de Puerto Carreño m.: Emisora de Policía de Puerto Carreño, Vanguardia)

United States 7/26-28/2014

Washington state. Forest fire update. 300 homes destroyed and damage to infrastructure. Preventative evacuations continue. State response with national support. Electric service reestablished.(o.s.: INCIWEB).

Guatemala 7/26-28/2014

Izabal, Alta, and Baja Verapaz departments. Floods and landslides from rains affect 720 people and damage 123 homes. Heavy rainfall accumulation in the areas of the Northern Transversal Strip and the Caribbean. (o.s.: CONRED)

Peru 7/26-28/2014

Ancash department. Santa Rosa district. Landslides affect potable water intake systems and roads; no victims and no damage to homes. Local response: Emergency declaration, provisional catchment of spring water. (o.s.: INDECI; m.: Andina).

Colombia 7/26-28/2014

Drought. 79 municipalities affected by fires, water shortage and damage to agriculture; of those, 37 have declared public calamity situations. Major damage in La Guajira department, with 10 of 15 municipalities in state of public calamity. Response: Assistance has been prioritized in La Guajira department and Santa Marta municipality (Magdalena). Delivery of food kits, increased water distribution through tank cars and distribution of water containers, construction of wells and installation of desalinization mills. Crisis response activated in La Guajira. (o.s.: UNGRD)
Vichada department. Puerto Carreño municipality. Flooding due to overflow of the Irinoco and Meta Rivers; in addition, gales damage homes. Local response: Declaration of public calamity. (o.s.: Municipio de Puerto Carreño m.: Emisora de Policía de Puerto Carreño, Vanguardia)



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Nicaragua

Capital: Managua
Población: 5.5 millones de habitantes
Superficie: 120,339 km2
Densidad de población: 42.7 h/km2
Población urbana: 59%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 1.7
Moneda: El Córdoba

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

110

PIB per cápita 

3,674 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

17.9

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

3 - División Administrativa: se divide en 15 departamentos, 2 regiones autónomas y 153 municipios.

Departamento
Capital
Superficie (km2)
Población estimada (h)
Boaco Boaco 4.176,68 150.636
Carazo Jinotepe 1.081,40 166.073
Chinandega Chinandega 4.822,42 378.970
Chontales Juigalpa 6.481,27 153.932
Estelí Estelí 2.229,69 201.548
Granada Granada 1.039,68 168.186
Jinotega Jinotega 9.222,40 331.335
León León 5.138,03 355.779
Madriz Somoto 1.708,23 132.459
Managua Managua 3.465,10 1.262.978
Masaya Masaya 610,78 289.988
Matagalpa Matapalga 6.803,86 469.172
Nueva Segovia Ocotal 3.491,28 208.523
Río San Juan San Carlos 7.540,90 95.596
Rivas Rivas 2.161,82 156.283
RAAN (1) Puerto Cabezas 33.105,98 314.130
RAAS (2) Bluefields 27.260,02 306.510

(1) Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte
(2) Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur    

 

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