Colombia - Landslides and severe weather (UNGRD, WHO PAHO, ReliefWeb, IDEAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 30 June 2022)

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting most of Colombia since the beginning of the "first rainy season" (which lasts from mid-March to June). Considering only the period since 1 June, the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reports 14 fatalities and around 37,800 affected people across the country due to floods, landslides and severe weather-related incidents.

  • Over the last 48 hours, landslides have been reported in north-eastern Colombia (in particular the North of Santander Department) and in the south-western North of Santander Department), resulting in casualties, damage and four fatalities in El Almendro Village (Arboledas Municipality).

  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall is forecast over most of the country.