Costa Rica/Panama: Floods - Dec 2002
Most read reports
- UMCOR: UMCOR Hotline 21 Feb 2003: Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Central America. 21 Feb 2003
- IFRC: Panama, Costa Rica: Floods Appeal No. 36/02. 18 Dec 2002
- IFRC: Floods in the border region between Costa Rica and Panama. 14 Jan 2005
- Govt. Japan: Emergency aid to Costa Rica for torrential rain disaster. 27 Jan 2005
- IFRC: Costa Rica/Panama: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1. 5 Dec 2002
- On January 26 (Wed), the Government
of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind (tents, electricity
generators, water purifiers, etc.), equivalent to about 12.5 million yen,
to the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica, which has sustained a
torrential rain disaster.
Luis Carlos Sanjur V. in Panama
The border regions of Costa Rica and Panama have been hit by floods leaving three people dead, seven missing and a further 11,000 evacuated.
"I heard that a worse flood is coming," says a weeping Maria Eugenia Almoneor, a resident of La Estrella valley, on Costa Rica's Atlantic coast. "I hope this is not true: If it is, I don't know what will happen to us." Her words reflect the impotence felt by hundreds of people living in the south of Limón district, which was affected by severe flooding last December.
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 21 Feb
Civil unrest in Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone is causing population displacements in all three countries. Your generous contributions to International Disaster Response Advance
From Federation News 1/03
Days of heavy rains and flooding in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica have caused major damages and displaced hundreds of people from their homes in the impoverished region of Limon. World Vision Costa Rica (WVCR) has responded by sending clothes, clothes, blankets and other Gifts in Kind (GIK) to flood affected families in severe need of assistance.
Written by Mason Booth, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Thousands of people have been left homeless in Costa Rica and Panama following two weeks of heavy rains which triggered floods and landslides along the Atlantic coast. Six people have died, 53 people have been injured and several more are reported missing.
The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 313,000 (USD 219,098 or EUR 213,562) IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 8,100 BENEFICIARIES FOR 3 MONTHS
by Cristina Estrada and Elizabeth Sagastume in Panama
CENTRO DE INFORMACION Y ANALISIS
DIRECCION DE GESTIÓN EN DESASTRES
COMISION NACIONAL DE PREVENCION DE RIESGOS Y
ATENCION DE EMERGENCIAS
EVENTO: AFECTACIÓN POR POR INUNDACIONES EN LA VERTIENTE CARIBE OCASIONADAS POR FRENTES FRIOS ENTRE EL 23 Y 5 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2002
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: CHF 40,000
World Vision Costa Rica (WVCR) has been
alerted by the Emergency National Commission to be prepared to send clothes,
shoes and blankets to the Atlantic area of the country in the province
of Limón because of flooding last weekend, which amounted to a 200% rain
increase on the monthly average.
Costa Rica experienced severe flooding from November 29th to December 1st. The areas of Vertiente del Caribe and Zona Norte suffered great damages. Bodies of water overflowed, including: Estrella, Chirripó-Matina, Barbilla, Banano-Bananito, Sixaola.
- Poder Ejecutivo decrerará Estado de Emergencia
- 5224 personas movilizadas en 40 albergues temporales
- Alerta amarilla: Zona Norte
La Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE) declaró estado de alerta roja para la vertiente del Caribe y Sarapiquí y alerta amarilla en la Zona Norte del país, con base en el informe # 15 suministrado por el Instituto Meteorológico Nacional, que señala que la actividad lluviosa continuará incluso hasta el próximo martes y los reportes de los Comités sobre las afectaciones en la zona Atlántica y …