Cuba + 2 more

ODM-WFP emergency situation report on Latin America & the Caribbean 22 Jan 2003

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1. Cuba
IRA/EMOP 10239.0 "Immediate Response Operation CUBA-Hurricanes Isidore and Lili"

Reporting Date: 01/20/2003

a) Implementation:

Food distribution to beneficiaries in Pinar del Rio and Isla de la Juventud began on 17 January at 646 distribution points. A total of 3,716 expectant mothers and 42,343 children under the age of 5 will receive daily rations of rice and beans for one month.

2. Guatemala

Reporting Date: 01/21/2003

EMOP 10174.0 "Emergency assistance to families affected by drought with acute malnourished children"

a) Implementation:

A total of 31,023 children and their families were assisted in December 2002 through EMOP 10174.0 through the distribution of 1,150 MT of food.

3. Mexico

Reporting Date: 01/22/2003

a) Significant Events:

On 21 January, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter Scale hit Mexico. According to OCHA, the most affected states are Colima and Jalisco. Preliminary information shows that over 17 persons died and there are more than 100 injured. Electricity and telecommunications are disrupted in the city of Colima.

The government has not requested international assistance.