After the avalanche in Mocoa, Putumayo, the official data to date are*:
- 316 dead people (117 girls and boys)
- 103 missing people
- 332 injured people
- 43 affected neighborhoods, 17 of them in an important way
- 7 rural towns affected
- 16,919 families included in the Single Registry of Victims (CLOSED), (3.005 boys and 2.931 girls)
*Source: National Unit for the Management of the Risk of Disasters - Colombia, April 11, Day 11, 7:00am
Mercy Corps and its partner in the field, Corporación Infancia y Desarrollo, are still attending from the outset emergency with psychosocial support and legal guidance.
During this last 2 weeks Mercy Corps has articulated actions with the clusters of: Thematic Protection Group (GTP), Emergency Education and the Local Coordination team and with other international and humanitarian organizations
This week we will focus on the deliveries of 19.200 water purifiers, donated by P&G, to the affected families from informal shelters, which do not receive potable water from entities.
Donations and Strategy:
Mercy Corps has managed resources with international funds; private enterprises and private donations that will be implemented in this 7 focal points in our intervention in the coming weeks;
- Psychosocial first aid
- Protection mechanisms for children and adolescents and recreational activities
- Prevention of VBG especially for young women
- Housing kits
- Hygiene kits with a focus on girls
- School kits
- Water purifiers, access to drinking water.
What do we need?
The affected population is still very traumatized and has many basic needs missing, there is still no water running, people missing.
In the immediate, medium and long term, Mocoa still needs us.
Between all of us we can #ReconstruirMocoa (Rebuild Mocoa) not only for now, but for the future.
Keep supporting us, donate here: http://donaciones.mercycorps.org.co/
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