Monitoring Emergencies: Colombia - 04/08/2016

Declaration of public emergency due to drought in Córdoba and Cesar Departments: More than 80% of the rural population in the municipality of Valencia, Cordoba was affected by drought and was declared a public emergency on April 6, 2016. 13 of the 15 districts in the municipality are without potable water. In the Department of Cesar, a public emergency due to drought was also declared on April 8, 2016. El Niño has brought intense droughts and heavy job and economic losses in the agriculture sector. There are 45,000 agricultural producers that are affected in Cesar. (OS: DESASTRES SSH) (M: EL HERALDO).