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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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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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