Panama

Panama - Earthquake Apr 1991 UNDRO Situation Reports 1-3

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published


UNDRO 91/0701
PANAMA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
24 APRIL 91

1. EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT COSTA RICA AND PANAMA ON 22 APRIL (CF. UNDRO SITUATION NO.1 ON COSTA RICA DATED 23 APRIL 91) AFFECTED NORTHERN PROVINCES OF BOCAS DEL TORO (MOST AFFECTED) AND CHIRIQUI.

2. GOVT HAS NOT REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE AND PAHO REPORT:

3. 34 DEAD, 88 INJURED CONFIRMED (UP TO 300 ESTIMATED), AND AN ADDITIONAL 5,544 AFFECTED.

4. UP TO 800 HOUSES DESTROYED. SYSTEMS OF SUPPLY ELECTRICTY/GAS/WATER ARE DAMAGED AS ARE SEWERAGE AND TELEPONE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. DAMAGE ALSO CAUSED TO RUNWAY AND CONTROL TOWER AT CHANGUINOLA AIRPORT AND TO BRIDGES ACROSS RIVERS SIXAOLA AND CHANGUINOLA.

5. TRANSPORT BETWEEN BOCAS DEL TORO AND CHIRIQUI ONLY BY AIR.

6. EIGHTY PER CENT LOSS OF HOSPITAL CAPACITY IN TOWNS BOCAS DEL TORO AND CHANGUINOLA. PATIENTS ATTENDED TO IN HOSPITALS OF PROVINCE CHIRIQUI AND PUERTO ARMUELLES.

7. HEALTH NEEDS THAT CANNOT BE MET BY LOCAL RESOURCES HAVE BEEN ASSESSED BY PAHO WHICH CAN PROVIDE DETAILS: TELEPHONE NOS IN WASHINGTON/USA 202 861 43 25 OR (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS) 202 861 33 99, FAX 202 775 4578.

CONTRIBUTIONS

8. NGOS
US DLRS
LRCS
10,000 BLANKETS, 100 TENTS, 150 FIRST AID KITS, 50 COOKING SETS, 50 STRETCHERS, 300 BOWLS, 300 CUPS
113,790
ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA

UNDRO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: +41-22-733 20 10
UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733 56 23
UNIENET E-MAIL: ID UNX008

(DPR 310 PAN)

UNDRO 91/0736

PANAMA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
30 APRIL 1991

1. GOVERNMENT HAS REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

2. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS 30 DEAD, 560 INJURED, 17,500 AFFECTED INCL. 7,000 HOMELESS. 1,120 HOUSES DAMAGED.

3. ELECTRICITY SUPPLY RETURNING TO NORMAL, BUT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM STILL NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AND SEWAGE SYSTEM STILL CAUSING A SANITATION PROBLEM.

4. PAHO REPORTS FIRST PHASE OF RELIEF TO INJURED ASSURED. 100 CASES OF DIARRHOEA IN CHANGUINOLLA, BUT SITUATION APPEARS UNDER CONTROL.

5. A COORDINATION MEETING WITH UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE HELD TODAY ON NEEDS ASSESSMENT WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF PANAMANIAN GOVT, PAHO, UNICEF, WFP, OAS, IDB, GOVTS JAPAN AND USA. REPORT WILL FOLLOW WHICH WILL ENABLE UNDRO TO INDICATE PRIORITY NEEDS BEYOND IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PROVIDED.

6. DONORS WISHING TO RESPOND TO HEALTH EMERGENCY NEEDS ARE RECOMMENDED TO ADDRESS THEMSELVES TO PAHO.

7. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ON PLEDGES, IMPENDING DELIVERY OR DELIVERY ALREADY CARRIED OUT OF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE. QUANTITIES AND VALUES OF THIS ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE INDICATED. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT SITUATION REPORT FOLLOWING ITS RECEIPT.

8. CONTRIBUTIONS (REPORTED SINCE INFO REPORT NO. 1 - 24 APRIL 91)

UN SYSTEM
US DLRS
UNDRO
EMERGENCY GRANT
25,000
INTER-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
EEC
CASH THROUGH LRCS
33,171
CASH THROUGH MSF/BELGIUM
24,390
GOVERNMENTS
CHINA
CASH
200,000
JAPAN
CASH
128,000
NORWAY
CASH
10,991
USA
CASH
25,000
100 PLASTICS ROLLS, 1,000 BLANKETS 1,000 BOTTLES OF WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS, 8 3000-GALLON WATER BLADDERS AND TRANSPORT
55,000
NGOS
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
CASH
5,000
WORLD VISION
CASH
12,000
ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA

DPR 310 PAN 91 (1)

UNDRO 91/0960

PANAMA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 3
6 JUNE 1991

1. DURING MONTH OF MAY SEISMIC MOVEMENTS HAVE RECURRED VARYING FROM 4.0 TO 5.9 ON RICHTER SCALE. THE MOST SERIOUS OF THEM RESULTED IN ANOTHER 36 PERSONS INJURED.

2. REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY.

3. IN CONNECTION WITH EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEILLANCE/VACCINATION IN DISASTER AREA, PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION CONFIRMS STILL OUTSTANDING NEED FOR TWO COMPUTERS, GAS REFRIGERATORS WITH THERMOSTAT, ONE INCUBATOR WITH GENERATOR OR BATTERY. ALL ITEMS CAN BE BOUGHT LOCALLY AND WOULD COST USD 16,000.

4. CONTRIBUTIONS ARE SOLICITED TO UNDRO TOWARDS PURCHASING OF ABOVE HEALTH-RELATED EQUIPMENT TO BE TRANSFERRED TO UNOG TRUST FUNDS, LLOYDS BANK, 1, PLACE BEL-AIR, 1211 GENEVA, ACCOUNT NUMBER 183 598 01 10, REFERENCE: EARTHQUAKE/PANAMA.

5. CONTRIBUTIONS (REPORTED TO UNDRO SINCE SITREP NO.2 DATED 30 APRIL 91)

UNITED NATIONS
CHANNEL
USD
UNICEF
FOOD, MEDICINES, MED. SUPPLIES
25,000
GOVERNMENTS
BELGIUM
TENTS, BLANKETS,GENERATORS, WATER TANKS - MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES
72,046
CANADA
CASH - LRCS
43,478
MEDICAL SUPPLIES - PAHO
26,087
FINLAND
CASH - LRCS
27,681
ITALY
3 GENERATORS, 200 TARPS, 150 UNDRO KITCH. SETS, 141 FAM. KITS, 25 TENTS INCL. TRANSPORT
52,500
SPAIN
50 TENTS, 500BLANKETS, 1MT MED. 1.348MT FIRST AID MATERIAL
157,143
INCL. TRANSPORT OF RELIEF SUPPLIES
32,381
UK
CASH FOR LOCAL PURCHASE OF RELIEF ITEMS
17,544
RED CROSS
CANADA
CASH - LRCS
2,174
FINLAND
CASH - LRCS
18,750
GERMANY
CASH - LRCS
29,586
NORWAY
CASH - LRCS
19,055
SWEDEN
CASH - LRCS
16,393
UK
CASH - LRCS
4,386
USA
CASH - LRCS
10,000
6. THIS IS THE LAST REPORT ON THIS EMERGENCY UNLESS UNFORESEEN DEVELOPMENTS ARISE.

7. FOR CO-ORDINATION PURPOSES, PLEASE INFORM UNDRO IMMEDIATELY ON PLEDGES/CONTRIBUTIONS (SPECIFYING VALUE BY ITEM), AS INDICATED BELOW. (NOTE: COPY TO THE SPECIALIZED UNITED NATIONS AGENCY CONCERNED).

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA

UNDRO TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-731.02.11
UNDRO EMERGENCY TEL. NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS): +41-22-733.20.10

UNDRO DESK OFFICER: E. HAEGGLUND, EXT. 3299
PRESS TO CONTACT UNDRO SPOKESMAN: M. KHATIB, EXT. 2856

UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733.56.23
UNDRO ELECTRONIC MAIL ON UNIENET: UNX008

DPR 310 PAN 91 (1)