Tropical Depression 12-E - Oct 2011

Disaster description

Since mid-October 2011, almost 2 million people have been affected by floods and landslides across Central America, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and parts of Mexico.
The Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua have declared states of emergency.

El Salvador has been particularly affected. The State of Emergency was declared and the Government requested international assistance on 16 Oct 2011. The Flash Appeal, seeking $15M was launched on 24 Oct 2011.

The Government of Nicaragua requested assistance from the international community, after having declared a state of emergency. A Flash Appeal was launched on 27 Oct 2011.

In Guatemala, heavy rains mostly affected the southern coastal areas. The Government declared the State of Public Calamity on 15 Oct 2011.

In Honduras, 12 out of 18 departments were under a state of emergency as of 23 Oct 2011 (OCHA).

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