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16 January 2023

Landslide in Colombia

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Type of Event:Landslide
Location of Event:Colombia
Date of Charter Activation:2023-01-16
Time of Charter Activation:08:51
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-05:00
Charter Requestor:National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD)
Activation ID:794
Project Management:Carlos Laverde

A landslide caused by heavy rainfall occurred on 9 January in the rural area of Rosas, Cauca in Colombia.

No fatalities have been reported however 715 people were affected from 12 different villages - some of which are isolated and unable to receive emergency aid and assistance. The affected 160 families will be relocated in due course.

In addition, the Pan-American Highway, between Popayan (Cauca) and Pasto (Narino), was blocked by the landslide hence inhibiting the movement of food and other essential supplies. 

 

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