A series of quakes occurred in Guatemala on September 19 and as a result three people are reported dead, 11 are missing, 4,500 people affected and 2,885 persons are in shelters, according to the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED).

The most affected area by the earthquake swarm and the landslides is the department of Santa Rosa that has been declared State of Public Calamity and the activities to respond to the affected population have already initiated.

PAHO/WHO in coordination with the Ministry of Health of Guatemala is carrying out the Damage and Needs Assessment in hospitals, shelters and health facilities of the affected areas and is supporting the response to the emergency.


More information in: 

pdf PAHO/WHO Situation Report # 2 September 21, 2011 (in Spanish)

pdf PAHO/WHO Situation Report # 1 September 20, 2011 (in Spanish)

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