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20 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

• As of 16 December 2015, at least 7,230 Cuban migrants are in Costar Rican territory. The Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Management Costa Rica (CNE in its Spanish acronym) report 3,981 migrants hosted in 31 shelters.

• The shelters are distributed in several locations of Guanacaste, Alajuela, Puntarenas and San Jose Provinces.

• To date, General Directorate of Migration (DGME) has issued 5,360 temporary visas to the Cuban migrants but some 2,230 other migrants wait in Panama border (Cistercian side) to receive a visa.

04 Nov 2010 description

A. Description of the adverse effect:

Torrential rain has affected approximately 55% of the country since early Wednesday 3 November, due to interaction of a persistent low pressure system on the coast of northwestern Panama (in front of Bocas del Toro) and Tropical Storm TOMAS, on the move to the northeast, towards La Hispaniola with a speed of 17kph.

14 Jan 2009 description

Note: This report is based primarily on information provided by the Emergency National Commission (CNE) to the United Nations Emergency Technical Team (UNETT). Other sources include national counterparts, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) and the main press in the country.

A. Description of the adverse effect:

Costa Rica suffered from a series of seismic events that began on Monday 5 January. The first quake was registered on Monday 5 and was located 5 kms east from the Volcano Poas, with a magnitude of 4.0 on Richter scale.

14 Jan 2009 description

San José, miércoles 14 de enero de 2009 - El Sistema de las Naciones Unidas en Costa Rica presentó este martes a la Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) su propuesta de cooperación técnica, con el fin de apoyar al país en las labores de recuperación tras el terremoto ocurrido el pasado 08 de enero.

En la reunión de trabajo, las agencias de Naciones Unidas presentaron a la CNE el informe técnico de la gira realizada a albergues y zonas afectadas el fin de semana donde se evaluaron y comprobaron las necesidades de las personas afectadas.

Luiza Carvalho, Coordinadora Residente del …

12 Jan 2009 description

Note: This report is based primarily on information provided by the Emergency National Commission (CNE) to the United Nations Emergency Technical Team (UNETT). Other sources include national counterparts, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) and the main press in the country.

A. Description of the adverse effect:

Costa Rica suffered from a series of seismic events that began on Monday 5 January. The first quake was registered on Monday 5 and was located 5 kms east from the Volcano Poas, with a magnitude of 4.0 on Richter scale.