26 February 2008
Flooding in Ecuador
|Type of Event:||Flooding|
|Location of Event:||Ecuador|
|Date of Charter Activation:||26/02/2008 22:09 UTC|
|Charter Requestor:||UNOOSA, on behalf of FAO|
Due to the La Niña phenomenon, floods in Ecuador increased substantially in February, affecting 11 provinces or 50% of the territory. According to government estimates, the floods claimed 12 lives and affected some 265,000 persons. Some 14,000 persons were in shelters.