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Colombia: Landslide Response 2017

COLOMBIA LANDSLIDE RESPONSE 2017 On April 1, 2017 landslides plowed through the city of Mocoa in southwestern Colombia. Torrential rains caused flooding and surging rivers leading to widespread damage to affected communities. A large part of the city was destroyed, and there was a serious risk of additional landslides. The landslides disrupted water supplies, health services, roads, bridges, electricity, [...]

Sri Lanka: Flood Response 2016

SRI LANKA FLOOD RESPONSE 2016 Heavy rainfall throughout the month of May led to the worst flooding and landslides Sri Lanka has experienced in over 25 years. On May 12, Tropical Storm Roanu dropped over 300 millimetres of rain in just 24 hours. GlobalMedic responded to provide clean drinking water to vulnerable populations in the Kegalle [...]