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Appeals & Response Plans
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2016
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2015-Dec 2016
- South America: Drought - 2015-2017
- Venezuela: Floods - Jul 2015
- Venezuela: Floods - May 2012
- Venezuela: Floods - Nov 2011
- Venezuela: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2010
- Tropical Storm Matthew - Sep 2010
- Latin America: Dengue Outbreak - Mar 2010
Most read reports
- Declaración Conjunta del ACNUR y de la OIM acerca del nombramiento del Sr. Eduardo Stein como Representante Especial Conjunto para los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos en la región
- Epidemiological Update - Measles - 21 September 2018
- Epidemiological Update - Diphtheria - 21 September 2018
- Call a Spade a Spade: Venezuela is a Public Health Emergency
- Venezuela: training in health care, humanitarian law and emergency preparedness - Newsletter May-August 2018
Nearly 70 Venezuelan Red Cross (VRC) staff and volunteers are continuing rescue efforts and assistance to victims of last week's earthquake, which left more than 80 people dead, nearly 400 injured and 600 homes destroyed. Volunteers from Cumana and Cariaco, the towns most affected by the earthquake, set up two Red Cross field hospitals to treat the injured. They are also distributing food and water, vaccinating people to prevent epidemics and providing victims with psychological support.
Ref:DHAGVA - 97/0457
1. The emergency phase is over. National and regional authorities are preparing a plan for the rehabilitation and reconstruction stages.
2. Final death toll expected to be about eighty.
3. Water, electricity and telephone service completely restored in Cumaná and Margarita. In Cariaco, water will not be restored for at least 8 more days. Population is being supplied by cistern from Cumaná.
Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0450
By Omar Lugo
CARIACO, Venezuela (Reuter) - Search teams pumped oxygen Friday into the mangled ruins of an office block flattened by an earthquake that killed at least 68 people in eastern Venezuela, many of them children buried in
''We've injected air to help anybody
still alive to keep going,'' said fire chief Angel Freites as firemen fed
hoses down holes opened in the rubble of what was once a six-story building.
CUMANA, Venezuela (Reuter) - Rescue teams in eastern Venezuela Thursday tried to reach survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings by an earthquake that hit the Caribbean coast and killed at least 36 people.
Schools and office buildings were flattened by the temblor, which measured 6.9 on the open-ended Richter scale and officials said the death toll could rise from Venezuela's worst earthquake in three decades.
- The United States Geological Survey
reports that an earthquake occurred in Venezuela on 9 July at 19.24 GMT
(15.24 local time). Preliminary hypocentre: latitude 10.4 North, longitude
63.5 West. Preliminary Magnitude: 6.8 on the Richter Scale.
2. According to initial reports, 36 dead (out of whom 22 when a school collapsed in Cariaco). 162 injured.
3. Most affected areas: towns (some 400 km east of Caracas) of Cariaco, Casanai and Cumana.