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10 Apr 2018 description


• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

26 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Última información

Ayacucho: Distritos de Pacaycasa y Quinua soportaron lluvias extremas las últimas 24 horas

19 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • 2,133,238 estimated number of children affected by the earthquake in Chiapas and Oaxaca, out of which 584,060 are children under 5 years of age.

  • US$ 1.2 million required by UNICEF Mexico for immediate and complementary response to the needs of children and adolescents in earthquake affected areas, and possibly in areas to be affected by simultaneously incoming hurricanes.


11 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • 2,133,238: estimated number of children living in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca most affected by the earthquake, out of which 584,060 are children under 5 years of age.

  • US$ 1.2 million: required by UNICEF Mexico for immediate and complementary response to the needs of children and adolescents in earthquake affected areas.


Earthquake Chiapas and Oaxaca

10 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • On 7 September at 11:49 pm an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck at the coast of Chiapas, which heavily affected neighbouring state Oaxaca and slightly affected other parts of the country, including Mexico City.

  • Based on the latest census of Chiapas and Oaxaca, an estimated 2,133,238 children, out of which 584,060 are under 5, live in the areas affected by the earthquake.

  • 122 municipalities in Chiapas and 41 others in Oaxaca have been declared under a state of emergency.

27 May 2014 description


 Disasters in the first quarter (Jan-April) affected 1.9 million people.

 OCHA allocated $3.2 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by floods in Bolivia.

 No respite from coffee rust is expected until 2016. The rust, seasonal drought and current food shortage are exacerbating the risk of food insecurity.

 Seismic activity has increased in the region. Nicaragua and Chile were affected by earthquakes with magnitudes above 6 degrees on the Richter scale.

27 May 2014 description


 Los desastres ocurridos en el primer cuatrimestre (enero – abril) afectaron a 1,894,496 personas.

 OCHA asignó $3,2 millones en fondos CERF para asistir a los afectados por las inundaciones en Bolivia.

 No se prevé una mejora en la situación de la Roya del Café hasta 2016. La Roya, la sequía estacional y el periodo de escasez de alimentos; agrava la situación de riesgo por inseguridad alimentaria.

21 Apr 2014 description


 MEXICO: A 7.2 earthquake damaged 500 houses in the State of Guerrero.

 NICARAGUA: More than 475 replicas, since the 10 April earthquake. Authorities are closely monitoring activity.

 PERU: About 1,038 people were affected by the Urbinas Volcano. Authorities sent humanitarian and technical aid to affected areas.

21 Apr 2014 description


  • MÉXICO: Un sismos de 7,2 grados deja más de 500 viviendas con daños en el estado de Guerrero.

  • NICARAGUA: Más DE 475 réplicas, desde el sismo del 10 de abril. Las autoridades monitorean de cerca la actividad.

  • PERÚ: Unas 1,038 personas afectadas por el Volcán Urbinas. Las autoridades han enviado ayuda humanitaria y técnica a la zona afectada.

12 Mar 2013 description


Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a multitude of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and drought. El Niño, a climate pattern that occurs on average once every three to seven years, periodically exacerbates the impacts of hydrometeorological events. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

31 Aug 2006 description



On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed.