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Guatemala Floods

Vooruitgang: Closed
Budget: € 60000
Looptijd: 2017-11-09 - 2018-02-08


The amin objective of this operation is to implement a humanitarian aid operation aimed at addressing the urgent needs of 3,500 people (700 families) affected by the floods in the department of Alta Verapaz through livelihoods (CTP and food distribution), health and water, sanitation, hygiene promotion actions, as well as actions to reduce the prevalence of mosquito-borne diseases. Since the beginning of September 2017, heavy rainfall has affected Guatemala; nevertheless, despite the increased precipitation, soil saturation was gradually decreasing in some parts of the country. On 28 October 2017, the situation took a turn for the worse when Tropical Storm Selma dumped 250 mm of rainfall on Guatemala, increasing soil saturation and causing landslides and flooding, which have affected the department of Alta Verapaz most severely; the accumulated in rainfall in October, which peaked in the last week of October, has wreaked havoc on towns such as La Franja del Polochic, Tactic and Cobán in the department of Alta Verapaz, leaving them cut off and in dire need of humanitarian assistance. The department of Alta Verapaz, including the following families per community: Nuevo León 7 Tierra Blanca Río Chixoy 68 Caserío Entre Ríos 80 Yelicar 15 de Septiembre 90 Aldea Nuevo Amanecer el Plan 47 Comunidad Islas Las Tortugas 34 Aldea Tierra Blanca Sebol 74 San Jorge la Unión 68 Aldea Tierra Blanca Salinas 36 Aldea San Luis Palo Grande 82 Aldea las Brisas del Chixoy 15 Santa Marta Salinas 68 Caserío Senoja 31


Clothing and textile, food, WASH, CTP, utensils, teaching materials


3,500 people (700 families)

Type ramp: Flood Material relief assistance and services Response
Donateur: The Netherlands Red Cross, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (BuZa)
Uitvoerende partners: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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