Disasters Charter: Flood in Colombia

May 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in Colombia:

Flood in Colombia

Type of Event: Floods
Location of Event: Colombia
Date of Charter Activation: 21 May 2011
Charter Requestor: UNITAR/UNOSAT
Project Management:

Description of the Event:
South America, Colombia has been hit by devastating floods. Rainfall has ramped up considerably over the past 2 weeks, with 5 major dams nearing critical levels. Latest reports indicate significant damage to infrastructure and agriculture with the current floods directly affecting over 2 million people. The governors of some affected departments are reporting that this year’s flooding is worse than last year’s inundations, and the cumulative toll has risen to 410 people dead with 482 others missing.

Sources: UN OCHA, Oxfam

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