GUATEMALA

VOLCANO RESPONSE 2018

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the Fuego Volcano near Guatemala City erupted. It was the strongest eruption since 1974, carrying deadly pyroclastic flows – fast moving currents of hot gas and volcanic matter – up to 40 km away. 1.7 million people were affected, nearly 13,000 were evacuated, 112 people were killed and 200 were missing. Heavy rains caused lahars – very fast-moving mudflows filled with rock particles from the eruption – and continued to put the local population at risk.

The affected population was in desperate need of support. Soot, ash and debris from the volcano cut off and contaminated fresh water sources. Water purification solutions were needed to protect families from deadly communicable diseases. GlobalMedic responded with the deployment of its Rapid Response Team and RescUAV Team and the distribution of urgently needed humanitarian aid.

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June 18, 2018 Guatemala: Volcano Response 2018

The Rapid Response Team worked with local partners to distribute 802 Family Emergency Kits to communities still at risk…

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• 501 P&G Purifier of Water Kits & 301 Rainfresh Household Water Purification Kits
• Provided 5,000 people with clean drinking water for up to one year

RescUAV Team

  • Created emergency maps
  • Covered 1,400 hectares

• 2 AquaResponse3 Water Purification Systems
• Each purifies 13,600L of clean drinking water per day

• 1,800 bottles of Resta Wound Cleanser to heal burns

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