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Monitoring Emergencies - Chile 4/17/2014

Valparaíso region. Wildfire update (12-17 April). 12,400 people evacuated and 959 are in 9 shelters. The fire is still active. Response: Health mobile posts continue to be deployed for medical attention and vaccinations; more than 10,000 people vaccinated against tetanus. Shelter conditions verified and twelve water tanks installed. The government approved urgent measures to help those affected. Red alert continues for Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. (o.s: Ministry of Health, Government of Chile, PAHO Office in Chile).

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Assisting Nicaragua earthquake survivors

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Convoy of Hope

After a series of earthquakes shook Nicaragua this week, our Disaster Services team is mobilizing support in the country through our established feeding program centers to assist survivors.

In Mateare, one of the regions most affected by the initial earthquake, in country staff are coordinating with the Nicaraguan government by distributing 1,000 bags of groceries to 1,000 families. The government is facilitating the delivery of the bags.

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Nicaragua: Emergencia Terremoto Reporte de Situación No. 5 (al 16/04/2014)

Destacados

Se mantiene la Alerta Roja extrema, tras el terremoto ocurrido el 10 de abril con una magnitud de 6.2 grados en la escala de Richter seguido por 2 terremotos el día 11 de abril de 6.2 y 6.7 grados. Otro sismo ocurrió el día 13 de abril, de 2.2 grados en la escala de Richter pero en el centro de Managua, que según los sismólogos ha activado la “falla del estadio” (cuya previa activación arrasó con la ciudad en 1972).

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Monitoring Emergencies - Chile 4/15/2014

Valparaíso region. Wildfires update. (12-15 April) 15 dead, 11,000 affected and 12,400 people evacuated. Of the evacuees, 1,018 are in nine shelters. 2,300 homes are damaged. There is an increase in respiratory illness cases due to the smoke. The majority of victims remain in the affected areas. The fire continues to have some active focal points. Response: Health authorities are reorganizing and increasing health services capacity. Seven mental health teams are working in shelters and vaccination being implemented for those sheltered as well as volunteers.

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Nicaragua: Emergencia Terremoto Reporte de Situación No. 4 (al 15/04/2014)

Destacados

El terremoto ocurrido el 10 de abril con una intensidad de 6.2 grados en la escala de Richter seguido por 2 terremotos el día 11 de abril de 6.2 y 6.7 grados en la escala de Richter, generaron afectación principalmente en el sector viviendas e infraestructura hospitalaria.

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Continúan las labores de emergencia por sismo de mayor intensidaden las regiones de Arica y Parinacota y Tarapacá

Las regiones afectadas comienzan a retomar sus actividades normales, mientras se continúa con la construcción de las viviendas de emergencia.

A las 19:00 horas, el Ministro de Justicia, José Antonio Gómez, los subsecretario de Interior, Mahmud Aleuy, Fuerzas Armadas, Gabriel Gaspar y Telecomunicaciones, Pedro Huichalaf y el Director Nacional de la Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior y Seguridad Pública (ONEMI), Ricardo Toro, encabezaron el Comité de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE) Nacional, en las oficinas de ONEMI.

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #4, 10-14 April 2014

Salient Points

  • Torrential rain and river overflow in Honiara, Guadalcanal,
    Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement between 3 and 5 April 2014.

  • Two earthquakes (7.2 and 7.7 in magnitude) have shaken Solomon Islands in the last few days, triggering tsunami warnings and evacuations, but fortunately no tsunami.
    Rapid assessments have not revealed any visible damage, but relief efforts were delayed while people twice evacuated high risk areas.

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Nicaragua: Emergencia Terremoto Reporte de Situación No. 2 (al 12/04/2014)

Destacados

  • Posterior al terremoto de 6.2 Grados ocurrido el 10 de abril, se registraron 2 nuevos terremotos el día 11 de abril de 6.2 y 6.7 grados en la escala de Richter.

  • Un total de 164 sismos de considerable o relativa importancia ocurrieron entre el 10 y el 12 de abril.

  • Se mantiene la Alerta Roja, ante lo cual el CODE continúa funcionando con las Comisiones de Trabajo Sectoriales. Igual para los COMUPRED de Managua y León.

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Communications with Communities Report Number 13 - Typhoon Hayian, Earthquake in Bohol, Conflict in Zamboanga

Situation Overview: Communications with Communities

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Cruz Roja Chilena distribuyó kits de higiene y parte de los 10 mil litros de cloro donados por Clorox Chile

Previniendo brotes infecciosos en la zona de la catástrofe

Más de 600 familias de la población Las Dunas Uno se beneficiaron.

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Preparedness saved lives in Chile but needs still abound following major earthquake

Following several weeks of tremors, bringing the message of loss and devastation for many, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck the northern regions of Chile in Arica-Parinacota and Antofagasta on 1 April 2014. Twenty four hours after the initial quake, a 7.6 magnitude aftershock shook the regions again which triggered a tsunami warning. People were forced to relive the fear and trauma they experienced when a massive earthquake that hit the country on 27 February 2010, causing a devastating tsunami which prompted a three-year response and recovery operation.

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Haïti Bulletin humanitaire - Numéro 39, Mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La communauté humanitaire vient en aide aux populations affectées par la sécheresse et l’insécurité alimentaire dans le Nord-Ouest ;

  • Environ 137 000 personnes résident encore dans 243 camps de déplacés. Une diminution de plus de 9 000 personnes a été constatée durant la période de janvier à mars 2014 ;

  • La lutte contre le choléra se poursuit : inauguration de centres de traitement et réhabilitation des structures d’eau et d’assainissement ;

  • Haïti et la région Caraïbes se préparent à faire face aux tsunamis ;

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Monitoreo sismo de mayor intensidad y alarma de tsunami

Lunes, Abril 7, 2014 - 22:33

Producto del terremoto que afectó a la zona norte del país el pasado 01 de abril, y que según información proporcionada por el Centro Sismológico Nacional alcanzó una magnitud de 8,2 Richter, se mantiene Alerta Roja para las regiones de Arica y Parinacota, Tarapacá y Antofagasta; y Zona de Catástrofe para las Regiones de Arica y Parinacota y Tarapacá desde el 02 de abril. A partir de este evento y hasta las 19:00 horas de hoy 07 de abril se han registrado 717 réplicas, de las cuales 52 han sido percibidas por la población.

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Chile + 5 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 350

Destacados

  • CHILE: 900,000 personas evacuadas por alerta de tsunami atrás terremoto.

  • BOLIVIA: Mas de 337,100 afectados por lluvias.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Chile + 5 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 350

Highlights

 CHILE: 900,000 people evacuated for a tsunami alert after an 8.2 earthquake.

 BOLIVIA: More than 337,100 people affected by rains.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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SW China quake injures 32, rescue continues

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Xinhua

UNMING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The 5.3-magnitude quake that hit southwest China's Yunnan Province on Saturday morning has affected 71,200 residents, injuring 32 people, local authorities said Sunday.

Five severely injured people are in stable conditions, as relief efforts continue on Sunday in Yongshan County, the quake epicenter, an official with the county government's information office told Xinhua.

The local government dished out 2,150 tents, and a large sum of quilts, food and water to quake victims in temporary shelters.