Events such as the Colombia mudslide, the recent Peru floods, and last October’s Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, highlight the need to address the underlying social and economic forces that place human settlements at risk.
In total, 200 tents with the capacity of 1,000 people were set up in Mocoa. However, many of the affected families are staying with relatives and friends, which makes it difficult for them to access humanitarian aid.
In 2016, some 23.5 million people – almost one in six - will not have enough to eat, of whom at least 6 million will require emergency food assistance. Acute malnutrition will threaten the lives of 5.9 million children under-five.