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Peru + 5 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 374


  • EARTHQUAKE: Eight people are reported dead, 4 injured and nearly 600 people affected as a result of the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Peru.
    Local and national authorities have initiated the cleanup operations and assistance to the affected families.

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical storm Rachel weakens but still causes some moderate rains in the coastal area of Baja California Sur.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Peru + 5 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 374


  • SISMO EN PERÚ: El movimiento sísmico de magnitud 5.1 provoca la muerte de 8 personas, 4 heridos y casi 600 personas damnificadas. Las autoridades locales y nacionales inician las tareas de limpieza y asistencia a las personas afectadas.

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: La tormenta tropical Rachel se debilita aunque aún ocasiona algunas lluvias de intensidad moderada en la zona de costa de Baja California Sur.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Evalúa Gobierno de la República y el de Baja California Sur apoyos a la población afectada por "Odile"

Boletín No. 520/14 México, D.F., 29 de septiembre de 2014

El Comité de Evaluación de Daños, instalado el 15 de septiembre para atender los daños generados por el huracán “Odile”, en Baja California Sur, sesionó de manera extraordinaria, en el Salón Gobernadores del Palacio de Gobierno del estado, a fin de analizar los apoyos a la población afectada.

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Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda: Implementation for Results

Since typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas region in November 2013, national government agencies, local government units, communities, the private sector, and the international community have been working together to meet immediate post-disaster needs.

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Philippines + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (23 - 29 Sep 2014)


Mount Ontake erupted on 27 Sep, spewing large plumes of ash and gas high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. More than 500 rescue workers have been mobilised including the local police, fire department and the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

As of 29 Sep there are four confirmed deaths with a further 27 feared to be dead and 37 injured. According to authorities, similar small scale explosions may occur in future. However, there are no indications of a large scale eruption.

4 dead

27 missing

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Baja California Sur está de pie por su gente luchadora, guerrera, afirma Rosario Robles

Núm. 370 TODOS SANTOS, LA PAZ, B. C. S., a 27 de septiembre de 2014.

  • Hasta ahora se han incorporado 26 mil personas al Programa de Empleo Temporal Inmediato (PETI) para realizar labores de limpieza.

  • Los 38 comedores comunitarios en la entidad sirven 11 mil raciones diarias de alimentos a la población afectada por "Odile".

  • Realiza una segunda visita a las familias afectadas por la contingencia meteorológica, en una semana.

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Rachel se convierte en huracán frente al Pacífico mexicano


México, 28 de Septiembre 2014

Fuente: Prensa Latina

La tormenta tropical Rachel se convirtió hoy en huracán categoría uno, y se localiza aproximadamente a 740 kilómetros al oeste-suroeste de Cabo San Lucas, en el estado mexicano de Baja California Sur.

La Comisión Nacional del Agua (Conagua) señaló que el meteoro presenta vientos de 120 kilómetros por hora con rachas de 150 kilómetros y se desplaza hacia el noroeste, lo que le alejará de tierra mexicana.

Se trata del huracán número 12 de la temporada ciclónica del Pacífico.

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Concluye Sesión Permanente del Comité Nacional de Emergencias con motivo del impacto del Huracán Odile en BCS

Boletín No. 517/14

México, D.F., 26 de septiembre de 2014

Por instrucciones del Secretario de Gobernación, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, el pasado 14 de septiembre el Coordinador Nacional de Protección Civil de esta dependencia, Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa, instaló el Comité Nacional de Emergencias activando así los protocolos de prevención por el inminente impacto del huracán “Odile” en el estado de Baja California Sur.

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Cruz Roja Mexicana acopia más de 242 mil kilos de ayuda humanitaria para beneficiar a afectados por el huracán Odile

México, D.F., 26 septiembre 2014.- Cruz Roja Mexicana hasta el momento ha acopiado 242 mil 225 kilos de ayuda humanitaria entre víveres, artículos de higiene personal y de limpieza para el hogar en los centros de acopio de los estados de Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Sonora, Estado de México y Sede Nacional, para apoyar a la población afectada tras el paso por el huracán Odile.

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The LDS church begins to build 114 houses destroyed in Ha'apai

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga is starting to rebuild 114 houses that were destroyed by Cyclone Ian earlier this year.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 15 re Effects of Tropical Storm MARIO (Fung-Wong)


The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Visayas has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "Mario" on 17 September 2014 and exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 22 September 2014.

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Help continues to pour in for storm victims in Ilocos Norte

By: Freddie G. Lazaro

LAOAG CITY, September 28 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development said typhoon victims in the province will continue receiving relief packs as more affected families continue to trickle in.

Marcelo Nicomedes Castillo, DSWD director for Ilocos, at least P 4.6 million worth of assistance equivalent to 13,630 family food packs have been dispatched to Region 1.

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Rotarians donate rice for typhoon victims in Dagupan

By: Venus H. Sarmiento

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept 28 (PIA) - The city government here received 15 sacks of rice donated by the six Rotary Clubs in Cluster 2B in Dagupan for distribution to storm victims.

Dr. Edwin Aguirre, the city district calamity and disaster chair for Area 2, said the sacks of rice will be distributed to almost 250 families in Dagupan who were severely affected by typhoons “Luis” and “Mario.”

The distribution of donations was also conducted in the storm-affectyed towns of Calasiao and Sta. Barbara.

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Philippines + 1 other
ERC to build 10 schools in Philippine Typhoon-ravaged areas

MANILA: Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has signed three memorandums of understanding with the Philippine government whereby the U.A.E.'s humanitarian major will build ten schools destroyed by typhoon Haiyan in two provinces of the Philippines in November last year.

ERC says the new agreements represent the first stage of ERC's development efforts in the Philippine areas ravaged by the tropical cyclone, and follow its 2013 emergency relief operation to help the affected population.

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Hurricane Rachel churns in Pacific off Mexico

09/27/2014 23:13 GMT

MEXICO CITY, September 27, 2014 (AFP) - Tropical Storm Rachel strengthened to hurricane force Saturday as it swirled off Mexico's Pacific coast, a region already buffeted by major storms this season.

The US National Hurricane Center said Rachel, a category one hurricane, is located about 460 miles (740 kilometers) southwest of the Baja California peninsula, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour.

Rachel is the 12th storm of the eastern north Pacific season, the Miami-based NHC said.

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Haiyan-hit areas declared as first ‘Zero Open Defecation’ in Leyte

Western Leyte, Philippines (27 September 2014) – Today 7 Haiyan-hit villages across 3 municipalities around Ormoc, Philippines have been declared as first in the entire Leyte province to eradicate defecation in public– a practice known to cause contamination of water sources and diarrheal diseases.

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 14 re Effects of Tropical Storm MARIO (Fung-Wong)


The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Visayas has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "Mario" on 17 September 2014 and exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 22 September 2014.

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Salesian Missionaries Receive Praise from World Bank for Rebuilding Efforts after Typhoon Haiyan

(MissionNewswire) Less than a year after Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region are noting steady progress in community rehabilitation and rebuilding.

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UN-Habitat Trains over 300 on Disaster-Resilient Construction

Manila 25 September 2014— As part of capacity building component and campaign for sustainable self-recovery among the populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) which struck last November , UN-Habitat has just conducted a series of trainings on disaster-resilient shelter construction for craftsmen in Roxas City and the municipalities of Panay and Pontevedra in Capiz Province. The scale of the devastation spawned by Typhoon Haiyan left hundreds of thousands ill-equipped to rehabilitate their homes.

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Cruz Roja Mexicana recibe donativo de 200 mil dólares por parte del banco interamericano de desarrollo

México, D.F., 25 septiembre 2014.- El director general de Cruz Roja Mexicana, Daniel Lozano Aguilar, recibió de manos de la representante en México del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), Mercedes Araoz Fernández, un donativo por 200 mil dólares para atender la emergencia causada por el huracán Odile en el estado de Baja California Sur.