UN says 3,000 homes were damaged by Pamela in Sinaloa and Durango


On 13 October, Hurricane Pamela made landfall on the Pacific coast of Mexico, north of Mazatlán in the state of Sinaloa, as a powerful category 1 storm before rapidly weakening over the state of Durango.

While preliminary assessments are still ongoing, civil protection authorities report moderate impacts in affected states. So far, no deaths or injuries have been reported.

Based on preliminary assessments, 19 municipalities across 5 departments have been affected.

In Durango and Sinaloa, the hardest-hit states, more than 3,000 homes were damaged by the passage of Pamela, with nearly 96 percent of those homes located in Sinaloa.

Information released by OCHA

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

OCHA’s mission is to:

  • Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
  • Advocate the rights of people in need.
  • Promote preparedness and prevention.
  • Facilitate sustainable solutions.
  • Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
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