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26 Apr 2013 description
Colombia's propensity for natural disasters combined with the long-running armed conflict creates a double vulnerability for much of the population.
20 Oct 2012 description
GoC announces peace talks with the FARC Mass displacement up 28% in 2012 Humanitarian access constraints Attacks against civilians on the rise Rains begin in the Andes and the Pacific
15 Oct 2012 description
I. PRIORITIES / HIGHLIGHTS · On 16 August a strong windstorm affected more than 52,000 people in western, central and eastern Putumayo department (southern border with Ecuador). Some of the people affected had been hit by massive flooding at the end of July, with the floods affecting more than...
02 Oct 2012 description
report AmeriCares
Grants help partners quickly respond to disasters October 1, 2012 AmeriCares Global Pre-Positioning Initiative, launched in early 2012, has already helped crucial aid quickly reach flood survivors in Pakistan, the Philippines, Colombia, India and Indonesia – aid that is put in place before...
18 Aug 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Nineteen mass displacement events forced an estimated 8,200 people from their homes in July. Escalating violence in Cauca and Chocó departments drove the sharp rise. Growing pressure on local land from non-State armed groups could trigger further displacement despite indigenous...
14 Aug 2012 description
DESTACADOS:  MÉXICO: Tormenta Tropical Ernesto dejó a más de 10,000 familias afectas a su paso por Veracruz.  GUATEMALA: El huracán Ernesto afectó más de 250 personas en el departamento de Petén.  COLOMBIA: Se registra incendios forestales en 113 municipios, repartidos en 16...
30 Jul 2012 description
I. PRIORIDADES / PUNTOS DESTACADOS • Más de 15.000 familias afectadas por el desbordamiento de los ríos Guamuéz, Orito, Putumayo y Guineo. • Se estima que al menos mil familias no han recibido asistencia a la fecha debido al riesgo generado por la contaminación por minas antipersonal....
17 May 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS • UN Secretary-General issues report on children adn armed conflict. • Mass displacement rises by 49% in April. Clashes along the Pacific Coast exacerbate vulnerabilities. • Hostilities drop but impact on civilians remains dire. • GoC sets conditions to strengthen risk...
09 May 2012 description
report El Espectador
Las emergencias se han presentado en 417 municipios de 28 de los 32 departamentos del país Al menos dos personas perdieron la vida y 3.370 resultaron damnificadas en tres nuevas emergencias causadas por las lluvias en Colombia, país en el que las precipitaciones han causado la muerte de 48...
01 May 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Some 11,150 people evacuated in the north due to floods. HAITI: Rains cause 6 deaths and affect 10,000 people. BOLIVIA: La Nina affects more than 259,000 people.
17 Apr 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS: PARAGUAY: Some 10,000 families affected by floods. 20 communities are isolated. PERÚ: More than 700,000 people affected during the rainy season. Classes are suspended in the department of Loreto. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: A cold front keeps the country in alert. 715 people were affected...
23 Mar 2012 description
report AlertNet
BOGOTA (AlertNet) – Thousands of Colombians still living in makeshift shelters a year after floods destroyed their homes could be plunged into fresh crisis by the looming rainy season, rights group Refugees International says. Read the full article on AlertNet.