According with the Office of the Resident Coordinator and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in collaboration with the Agencies, Funds and Programs of the United Nations System, information from member organizations of the Humanitarian Country Team and official information. Covers the period from November 9 to 18, 2020, these are the HIGHLIGHTS aftermath the Tropical Storms ETA and IOTA:
Two weeks after the impact of the TT Eta, many communities in the most affected departments such as Alta Verapaz and Izabal continue to be flooded (approximately 2 meters of water) and isolated.
The main needs identified by preliminary evaluations focus on the sectors: shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, health, food safety and protection. Coordination at the local level is important, as well as having information disaggregated by age and sex.
Losses in the health system in the departments of Alta Verapaz, Izabal and Quiché amount to more than Q5 million. In addition, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) expresses concern about the contagion of COVID-19 that may occur in shelters, since the preventive measures recommended by the MSPAS are not being taken.
Preliminary evaluations by the Ministry of Education have identified 340 schools with infrastructure damage, and the estimated amount to make the repairs amounts to Q29 million.
The Planning and Programming Secretariat of the Presidency (SEGEPLAN) announced that it will carry out an assessment of losses and damages due to tropical storms Eta and Iota.
America Continental 2000. plans to provide engineering and technical support and the roofs panels for homes with roof damages caused by the Tropical Storms Eta and Iota in Guatemala. To achieve the objectives, we hope to have the support of the College of Engineers of Guatemala, as well as the National Government, the municipalities and the community.
Breaking Barriers, Opening Doors
HOUSING THE HOMELESS