Nicaragua: Hurricane Julia

As of October, hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua with rainfalls between 200mm to 250mm that have saturated soils, and wrought havoc across the country, especially in the North and South autonomous regions, where indigenous populations are still recovering from the 2020 hurricane season. The Hurricane has affected communities and populations throughout the national territory, especially in the center, west, and south of the country. About a million people are left without power and heavy rains and floods forced the evacuations of more than 13,000 families, while some 31,170 people lack access to drinking water. The central government has begun to respond at the level of urban areas and in shelters that were set up.

CIEETS, CEPAD, and ILFE, as members of the ACT Forum Nicaragua, are foreseen to provide a humanitarian response in the sectors of Food/Nutrition, Household items, Shelter, and WASH. To that end, a RRF of 150,000 USD is sought to be activated.