Guatemala

Case study Guatemala: The combined effect of crises and drought

The RIVAF-project had a special focus on the impact of the GEC as detected through impacts related to disasters. One of the broad objectives of this project was to understand how the impacts of disasters of natural origin may be potential indicators of the GEC impacts. Guatemala, like other countries of the world, has experienced droughts in recent decades. The two most recent episodes were the 2001/2002 and the 2009/2010 droughts.

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Case study Guatemala: The effect of previous crises

Two international crises before the Global Economic Crisis triggered effects that were detected at the national and local levels. The sharp drop in prices of coffee in the international stock market in 2000/2002 triggered a large increase in unemployment and led to tax revenue losses. The international oil and food crisis (IO&FC) in 2006-2008 impacted the prices of essential products such as corn and fuels.

 

The international coffee crisis (2002-2003)

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Case study Guatemala: The impact of the GEC

The project aimed to assess the impact of the GEC on livelihoods, poverty, and disasters in Guatemala, and the effects of such impacts in increasing vulnerability and disasters.

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CATHALAC: Satellite-aided analysis of land subsidence

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office CATHALAC prepared a preliminary analysis of the effects of land subsidence in Mixco, Guatemala using . The analysis was prepared in the context of SERVIR and with the collaboration of Guatemala’s Ministry of the Environment (MARN), the National Protected Areas Council (CONAP), and UN-SPIDER.

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Wed, 28/03/2012 - 10:50
Wed, 03/28/2012

SPIDER Thematic Partnership LAC: 3D-UDOP Geo-viewer for Guatemala

Using the 3D-UDOP Geo-viewer to enhance situational awareness of seismic risk in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country exposed to a variety of hazards including earthquakes. Located at the intersection of three tectonic plates, the country is prone to large earthquakes such as the one which took place on 4 February 1976, which killed more than 23,000 people and affected nearly five million inhabitants.

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Fri, 01/04/2011 - 13:24

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15

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-91

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3D-UDOP Geo-viewer to enhance situational awareness concerning seismic risk in Guatemala

In an effort to showcase the capacity of geo-viewers to enhance situational awareness concerning risks associated with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, Thermopylae Sciences and Technology of the United States, the National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), Mariano Galvez University, and the Center for Natural Disaster Research and

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Fri, 04/02/2011 - 11:12

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15

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-91

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Technical Advisory Mission in Guatemala finds well advanced use of GIS

UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Guatemala from 22 to 26 November 2010.

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Tue, 30/11/2010 - 12:18

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15

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-91

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Floods in Guatemala

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- 44 people have been reported dead, and some 50,364 people have been affected by recent torrential rains.

- The National Coordinator for Disaster Risk Reduction has declared a national level orange alert while the State of National Calamity continues.

- The UN System and the Humanitarian Network have finalized the flash appeal review process In order to continue to support most vulnerable populations.

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Floods in Guatemala

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NA

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Guatemala

Occurance Date: 

06/09/2010

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15

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Flood in Guatemala

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Floods caused by the overflow of Salinas River in Sayaxche, Peten have affected 435 families and more than a thousand parcels of crops. Some 230 people from The Mollejon community are sheltered in schools.

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Flood in Guatemala

GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2010-000149-GTM

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Guatemala

Occurance Date: 

26/07/2010

latitude: 

16

longitude: 

-90

Tropical Cyclone in Guatemala

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The first named tropical storm of the 2010 Pacific hurricane season "Agatha" caused severe rainfall in the departments of Escuintla, Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, Totonicapn, Sololá, Chimaltenango and Guatemala.

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Tropical Cyclone in Guatemala

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000105-GTM

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Guatemala

Occurance Date: 

28/05/2010
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16

longitude: 

-90

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