Nicaragua

ACT Alliance: Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 06/2014 - Earthquakes in Nicaragua

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Funds Sent To: Centro Intereclesial de Estudios Teológicos y Sociales (CIEETS)

Amount Sent: US$ 60,000

Date: 29 April 2014

Details of Response

Emergency: Earthquakes in Nicaragua

Date of Emergency: 10 April 2014

ACT Requesting Member(s): Centro Intereclesial de Estudios Teológicos y Sociales (CIEETS)

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

On April 10 an earthquake of 6.2 degrees on the Richter scale shook the Pacific side of Nicaragua; a second earthquake of magnitude 6.6 was felt on April 11; and on April 13 there were two more earthquakes, with intensity of 4.4 and 5.6 degrees respectively, in the centre of Managua. CIEETS will assist 300 affected families through food security and psychosocial support in the municipalities of Nagarote and Mateare.

Major damage was located in the municipalities of Nagarote, La Paz Centro and Mateare in the Departments of Leon and Managua respectively. Damage was also reported in the cities of Leon,
Managua and Granada.