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Colombia Strong rains caused flooding and landslides in Cali. According to a preliminary report of the emergency, 6 deaths due to a landslide in the neighborhood of the Siloe were reported on 1 December. (PAHO/WHO, 2 Dec 2016) As a result of the early January rains, about 11,125 people are…
Affected countries: Ecuador
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador at 6:58 pm local time on 16 April 2016.(SNDGR, 19 Apr 2016) The UN, together with humanitarian partners, have launched an appeal for US$72.7 million to assist 350,000 of the most affected persons, for an initial 3-month period. (OCHA, 24 Apr 2016)…
Since November 2015, severe weather brought on by El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO,) including heavy rains, floods, flash floods and landslides significantly hit South America. In Venezuela, due to rains in July 2016, 153 homes were affected in the State of Miranda, of which 56 were in…
According to official contingency planning documents for El Niño 2015-2016, Bolivia's Civil Defense reported that 100,000 households (approx. 500,000 people) may be affected by excess rainfall and/or drought in 109 municipalities of the country (OCHA, 13 Oct 2015). As of 21 December 2015, a…
Between 2-4 May 2015, an unusual phenomenon produced waves two meters above sea level that left behind dozens of victims, evacuees and damage to infrastructure on the Pacific Ocean side of Latin America. The El Salvadoran coast was among the hardest hit, with damage across the entire coastal line…
Affected countries: Chile, Ecuador, Peru
On 1 Apr 2014, a 8.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in the shallow depths near the Chilean coast, 95 km Northwest of Iquique. It was the largest in a sequence of earthquakes in northern Chile that started on 1 Jan 2014. A tsunami alert was issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, and later extended to…
Affected countries: Ecuador
As of June 2013, Ecuador’s southern region has gone for four months without rain, with Loja being the most affected province. The provincial economy is completely based on agricultural and livestock. The drought has caused losses in corn, peanut, and bean crops and there is a high scarcity of…
Affected countries: Ecuador
Starting in January 2013, seasonal rains have caused flooding and landslides in various parts of Ecuador. The most affected provinces are Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Esmeraldas, Manabí, El Oro, Chimborazo, Pichincha, Guayas, Imbabura, Tungurahua, Los Ríos, Carchi, Orellana, Morona Santiago,…
Affected countries: Ecuador
Ecuador experienced 2,912 wild fires between June and September 2012, with an average of 26 large-scale fires per day. Three deaths were reported and over 15,000 hectares of land were incinerated. On 13 Sep, the Government declared an orange alert in eight of the country’s provinces through…
Affected countries: Ecuador
Heavy rains have triggered floods and landslides in the provinces of Guayas, El Oro and Esmeraldas, affecting hundreds of people (Government, 6 Jan 2012). Since January, Ecuador’s government has provided direct assistance to 20,000 people affected by floods. A state of emergency was declared in…
Affected countries: Ecuador
Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides in the Sucumbíos province, which borders Colombia. Authorities have declared an emergency in the area. At least seven people have died and 150 are affected, among them several Colombian refugees. (OCHA/UNHCR, 1 Aug 2011; Government of Ecuador, 28 Jul…
Affected countries: Ecuador
More than 240 families evacuated as volcano Tungurahua shows signs of activity. Response plan has been activated (UN Country Team).
Affected countries: Ecuador
Due to continuous rain in the city of Loja, floods have occurred in several areas of the city, especially in the sectors of the Military Academy Hospital Solca, Virgin Pamba, North Sauces and Motupe citadel (Government of Ecuador, 18, April 2011)
Affected countries: Ecuador
Strong winds caused damage to houses, causing roofs to cave in, trees to fall down, and other cases affect crops in the following communities: Qwamay, Ankuash, Kawa, Kuakash, Shauk, San Joseph Chapintza and Sakap (Government of Ecuador, 21 September 2010).
Affected countries: Ecuador
On 28 May 2010 Ecuador’s National Geophysics Institute reported hot explosive volcanic material blasted down the slopes of the Tungurahua Volcano. Currently there are 2,500 displaced persons that have taken refuge in 7 collective centres located in the surrounding areas (IFRC 29 May 2010).
Affected countries: Ecuador
On 6 April, torrential rains caused the flooding of the tributary rivers of the Napo River affecting 1,288 families, according to the Emergency Operations Committee (COE). The water level reached up to 3 metres high within the city of Tena (capital of the Napo province), which resulted in 2 deaths,…
Affected countries: Ecuador
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Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…
Affected countries: Ecuador