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Earthquakes Shake Nicaragua

WFP Alert: Nicaragua in Crisis Due to Earthquakes
Earthquakes "Shaking" the Population
WFP Encourages Emergency Preparedness and Response
A Litmus Test for Authorities
Preventative Actions
Aftershocks Cause Fear
Emergency Response Manuals

Last week multiple earthquakes with a magnitude of over 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Nicaragua, affecting the Departments of Leon and Granada. More than 1,000 aftershocks continue to rock the Pacific coast, leading the national authorities to declare a Red Alert. The World Food Programme is prepared to respond to the emergency