Venezuela

Venezuela Earthquake Situation Report No. 4

Ref:DHAGVA - 97/0457
Situation

1. The emergency phase is over. National and regional authorities are preparing a plan for the rehabilitation and reconstruction stages.

2. Final death toll expected to be about eighty.

3. Water, electricity and telephone service completely restored in Cumaná and Margarita. In Cariaco, water will not be restored for at least 8 more days. Population is being supplied by cistern from Cumaná.

Response

4. National and regional coordination has effectively handled this emergency. Many countries have offered assistance.

Contributions

Governments

France

Cash for local purchase of relief supplies USD
(200,000 FF) 34,843

Telephone number: +41-22-917-1234

In case of emergency only: +41-22-917-2010

Desk Officers: Mr. Erik Haegglund, direct tel: +41-22-917-3299

Contact for media: Ms. M. Moulin-Acevedo, direct tel: +41-22-917-2856

Telex: 41 42 42 dha ch

Fax: +41-22-917-0023

E-mail: info@dha.unicc.org

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS