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Earthquake in Peru

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Situation Report
21 August 2007

1. Summary of the general health situation and priorities

Preliminary damage assessment(*)

 
Cañete
Chincha
Pisco
Ica
Other locations
Total
Deaths
7
99
338
73
2
519
Injured
172
516
100
957
99
1.844
Missing
 
 
 49(**)
 
 
 
Homes
destroyed
7.339
29.867
11.707
31.133
4.823
84.869
Health facilities destroyed
 
4
1
4
5
14
Health facilities damaged
2
10
 
 
100
112

(*) According to Estimates from INDECI, 21 September 2007.
(**) Source: Public Ministry, Pisco.
Most Urgent Health Sector Priorities
  • Water supply and quality control
  • Improve basic sanitation and health conditions in all shelters(formal and improvised), and in formally established shelters, improve the provision of basic services, safe drinking water, solid waste management and psychosocial support.
  • Continue to carry out assessments of the health services network, particularly in Pisco, and make recommendations for recovery.
  • Continue with epidemiological surveillance disease prevention activities.
  • Optimize the efficient organization and accelerate the distribution of humanitarian aid by using the LSS/SUMA system.

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