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11 Oct 2016 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.

13 Jan 2015 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Las fuertes lluvias han provocado inundaciones, derrumbes y daños a infraestructura y cosechas en la capital de Bolivia y en varias comunidades del país.

  • VISITA DEL SECRETARIO GENERAL DE LA ONU: Ban Ki-moon está viajando esta semana a Honduras y El Salvador donde mantendrá reuniones para tratar temas como la migración y la violencia, entre otros.

  • ANIVERSARIO TERREMOTO: El 12 de enero se conmemora el quinto aniversario del terremoto de magnitud 7.0 que devastó gran parte de Haití.

13 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides that damaged infrastructure and crops in the capital of Bolivia and in several communities throughout the country.

  • UN SECRETARY-GENERAL VISIT: Ban Ki-moon is in Honduras and El Salvador this week where to discuss issues of migration and violence, among other topics.

  • ANNIVERSARY OF EARTHQUAKE: January 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti.

15 Nov 2013 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

31 Mar 2010 description

EARTHQUAKES

HAITI

The first trimester of 2010 has been dominated by two major earthquakes with devastating impacts in Haiti and Chile. On 12 January, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale severely hit Haiti and its capital, affecting around 3 million people - one in every three Haitians. Over 220,000 people were killed and an estimated 300,000 people injured.

01 Mar 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

- CHILE: An 8.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 710 people and affected at least 1.5 million people.

- HAITI: More than 460,000 have fled Port au Prince.

- EASTERN CARIBBEAN: Losses in the agricultural sector caused by drought could be around US$4.7 million.

- SOTH AMERICA: Floods and landslides are still causing impact in Bolivia and Peru.