Colombia: Impact of floods in La Guajira
Created: 13/10/2022 +


On 8 October, category one hurricane Julia swept through La Guajira department in northeastern Colombia, with extreme rainfall and maximum sustained winds of 65km/h that caused flooding. The hurricane affected over 159,000 people. Uribia municipality faced the highest impact with at least 22,000 people affected as at 8 October. The number of households affected in Uribia increased from 3,000 on 8 October to 5,000 households on 10 October. Over 60% of the affected population are Wayúu indigenous people, 12% are Venezuelan migrants and refugees, and 40% are children and adolescents.