Navigation Links
USAID Helps Flood Victims in Colombia
Date:2/27/2009

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $100,000 in response to the heavy rainfall on February 15 and 16 in Columbia. Due to the rains, the Mira River in southwestern Colombia overflowed, causing extensive flooding in Tumaco municipality, Narino Department in Colombia, which left at least one dead and affected an estimated 31,250 people.

The money will be provided to humanitarian agencies in Columbia for the purchase and transport of emergency relief commodities and the provision of safe drinking water for those in need. In addition, the U.S. Embassy in Bogota provided support for the transportation of relief supplies and evacuation assistance for affected populations in Narino Department. The U.S. Department of Defense has also provided emergency relief commodities, medicines, and medical supplies, valued at $17,000.

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, USAID/Colombia, and the Government of Colombia's disaster response agency, Direccion para la Prevencion y Atencion de Disastres.

For more information about USAID's humanitarian assistance and disaster mitigation programs, visit: http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/disaster_assistance/

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years.

Public Information: 202-712-4810


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. USAID Sends Additional Assistance for Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak
2. Five Former USAID Officials Ask Obama for Leadership on Family Planning
3. USAID and DHS Host Summit on Partnering with Faith-Based and Community Organizations for Disaster Response
4. USAID Provides Additional $6.2M for Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak
5. USAID Increases Assistance for Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak
6. From USAID Administrator, Henrietta H. Fore: Renewed Commitment On World AIDS Day
7. USAID Airlifts Shelter Materials to Pakistan Quake Victims
8. USAID Sends Additional Earthquake Assistance and Team of Experts to Pakistan
9. USAID Expedites Emergency Food Aid to Horn of Africa
10. USAID Sends Humanitarian Assistance to the People of Georgia
11. USAID Provides Assistance to Togo Flood Victims
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to ... unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness ... VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor ... that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy ... and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent ... apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)...   Divoti USA will engrave and process ... of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical ... need of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can ... in terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a leader ... its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness month ... risks. Research ... calculated that more than 10 million American women ... in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had testing. ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, a proven ... $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced a new ... The Newsroom is the online home for ... infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... a wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: