Terremoto Mexico Sept 19 2017According to the information obtained on October 4, 2017, the emergency groups phase is closed and reconstruction phase (recuperation and rehabilitation) started. The electricity service was being reestablished to 100%, water has been distributed to the most affected areas, and some health structures affected have been reestablished and have resumed activity. Additionally, the health system is not collapse and has the ability of taking care of people in need; basic services have been reestablished by Mexican Authorities.

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Huracan Irma and MariaHurricane Irma, a Category 5 Hurricane with record-breaking wind speed in the Atlantic, impacted several Caribbean Islands including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos and the US Virgin Islands that were in its path after making landfall on September 5, 2017. Two weeks later, another Category 5 Hurricane, Maria, brought further devastation to the Caribbean Islands, adding Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Puerto Rico to the list of heavily impacted islands. PAHO has activated its Incident Management System and is coordinating health cluster activities in the most seriously-affected islands that have requested international support.

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altSince December 2016, Peru has been dealing with persistent rainfall and flooding that have left dozens of people dead. However, during the first months of this year, the greatest number of human and material losses have been registered in the departments of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, Loreto, Ica, Ancash, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Huancavelica, and Lima provinces. They have been declared to be in State of Emergency, by the National Government. According to a report from the INDECI, from December 2016 to 29 March 2017 reports, 124,909 victims, 829,565 affected, 91 deaths and 350 injured. 15,044 homes have collapsed, 15,140 are uninhabitable; and 184,112 are affected.

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ColombiaLandslideApr2-IconHeavy rainfall, with accumulations of up to 120 mm, during the night of 31 March 2017 caused landslides and overflow of the Mocoa, Sangoyaco and Mulata rivers in the municipality of Mocoa, capital of the Putumayo Department. A sudden rise, which dragged mud and stones, mainly affected the districts of San Miguel, San Fernando, Los Pinos, Huasipanga, Progreso, Modelo, Independencia San Agustín and Vereda San Antonio. Official data issued by UNGRD on 1 April 2017 reported 154 deaths, 200 injured and 300 families affected.

pdf PAHO/WHO Situation Report 1 - 1 April 2017 (In Spanish)

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November 2016 - Tropical Storm Otto (11/22/2016)

October 2016 - PAHO Mobilized Staff for Hurricane Matthew Response (10/05/2016)

August 2016 - Hurricane Earl struck Belize and Mexico  (08/11/2016)

February 2016 - WHO announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (02/05/2016)

October 2015 - Hurricane Patricia made Landfall in Mexico  (10/23/2015)

April 2013 - Intense Rains Cause Severe Damage in the Region (04/05/2013)

August 2012 - Tropical Storm Isaac (08/24/2012)

October 2011 - Floods in Central America (10/18/2011)

October 2010 - The Cholera Epidemic Maintains its Hold in Haiti (10/21/2010)

September 2010 - Heavy Rains and Landslides Affect Guatemala (09/08/2010)

Earthquake in Chile - February 2010 (02/27/2010)

Earthquake in Haiti - January 2010 (01/13/2010)

Hurricane Ida - November 2009 (11/09/2009)

Pandemic (H1N1) - 2009 (04/29/2009)

2008 Hurricane Season (09/29/2008)

Tropical Storms of 2008 (06/08/2008)

Tropical Storm Olga - December 2007 (12/13/2007)

Tropical Storm Noel - October/November 2007 (10/28/2007)

Hurricane Felix - September 2007 (09/05/2007)

Hurricane Dean in the Caribbean and Mexico - August 2007 (08/16/2007)

Earthquake in Peru - August 2007 (08/15/2007)

Methanol Poisoning in Leon, Nicaragua - September 2006 (09/17/2006)

Volcano Tungurahua - August 2006 (08/15/2006)

Floods in Suriname - May 2006 (05/09/2006)

Floods in Bolivia - January/February 2006 (01/30/2006)

Hurricane Wilma - October 2005 (10/24/2005)

Hurricane Stan Affects Central America - October 2005 (10/06/2005)

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - August 2005 (08/28/2005)

Hurricane Jeanne - September 2004 (09/17/2004)

Hurricane Ivan - September 2004 (09/08/2004)

Hurricane Frances - August/September 2004 (08/31/2004)

Torrential Rains and Flooding in the Dominican Republic and Haiti - May 2004 (05/20/2004)