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Response to landslides, Barranquilla


    OdessyRe y Distrito de Barranquilla
    500 displaced families.
    1 year and 1 month.
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Attention Humanitarian

Mercy Corps Colombia responded to them landslides in them neighborhoods marginalized of the city of Barranquilla delivering assistance humanitarian of emergency to 500 families. Mercy Corps executed a diagnosis participatory fast and carried out a mapping social of them areas affected to define the number of families impacted, them levels of damage, them needs immediate, grade of vulnerability, levels economic e identification of them networks social. The diagnostic findings pointed out priority families to receive aid no-alimentaria (housing kits and hygienic kits) and psycho-social care.

Mercy Corps distributed non-food items to families affected by landslides prioritized by the diagnosis: women heads of household, displaced families, ethnic groups, homes with a large number of children, elderly, and affected by critical illness. A psycho-social program supported families affected by the disaster at the family level and also at community with a preferential approach to women and youth. A plan for the relocation of families was developed through community forums and the creation of a relocation Committee composed of community leaders.