UN-SPIDER present in the II Hemispheric Encounter on National Mechanisms and Networks for Risk Reduction.
Hundreds of families affected by floods caused by heavy rains that started with the beginning of the winter (rainy) season
Countries of the Americas reported a total of 146,006 cases of dengue, out of which 2,706 were severe dengue. A total of 79 deaths have been reported, with a Regional fatality rate of 2.9%.
529 people affected by floods in municipality of Guapi, Cauca.
OCHA reporting local authorities ordening the evacuation of 8,500 people.
Landslides caused the total destruction of houses in the municipality of Sochoa on 7 March. 593 people had to be evacuated.
Galeras volcano in southern Colombia, near the border with Ecuador, began erupting, and some 8,000 residents were ordered to evacuate.
593 affected persons Source : Emdat
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