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29 Jan 2016 description

Bridgetown, Barbados - El Gobierno de Japón y el Programa de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas (PNUD) lanzaron el día de hoy, con una inversión de 15 millones de dolares, la iniciativa Japón-Caribe Alianza por el Cambio Climático (J-CCCP, por sus siglas en inglés). La iniciativa está alineada al Acuerdo de París sobre el Cambio Climático, para mantener el calentamiento global por debajo de 2 grados Celsius e impulsar los esfuerzos para limitar el aumento de la temperatura aún más a 1,5 grados centígrados por encima de los niveles pre-industriales.

22 Jan 2016 description

Drought persists in southern Africa despite recent increases in rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below-average and poorly-distributed seasonal rainfall since October has negatively affected many countries in southern Africa. Exacerbated by a poor rainfall seasonal performance last year, several consecutive weeks of inadequate rainfall has already led to reduced water availability, delayed planting, permanently wilted crops, livestock deaths and other adverse ground conditions over many areas.

01 Jan 2016 description

Persistently below-average rainfall leads to drought in many parts of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

30 Dec 2015 description

El Secretario General de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), Luis Almagro, subrayó hoy la trascendencia del acuerdo alcanzado por las autoridades de México y Centroamérica que abre un camino de solución para los miles de migrantes cubanos que se encuentran en la región a la espera de una salida a su crítica situación.

30 Dec 2015 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, today highlighted the transcendence of the agreement reached by the authorities of Mexico and Central America that has created hope for the thousands of Cuban migrants in the region waiting for a solution to their critical situation.

29 Dec 2015 description

Petrocaribe: 10 años fortaleciendo la seguridad alimentaria del Caribe y Centroamérica

Nueva publicación analiza las principales lecciones del acuerdo de integración regional que ha sostenido más de un centenar de programas.

29 Dec 2015 description

Países caribeños de CARICOM muestran progreso en el cumplimiento de los objetivos globales de hambre, según la FAO

Subalimentación en el Caribe disminuyó de 8,1 millones en 1990-92 a 7,5 millones en 2014-16.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 28 dic (ACN) Guatemala, Belice, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panamá y México acordaron hoy realizar un ejercicio piloto de traslado de personas como eventual solución al problema de los migrantes cubanos en suelo costarricense, reporta Prensa Latina.

El movimiento de este primer grupo de cubanos tendrá lugar en la primera semana de enero, según el comunicado final de la segunda reunión técnica de los países miembros del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA), que sesionó en el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Guatemala.

25 Dec 2015 description
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Dryness persists in southern Africa and Kenya despite recent heavy rainfall

  1. Drought conditions have affected many countries in southern Africa, including Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique due to the delayed start of season and erratic distribution of rainfall. Exacerbated by a poor performance during the previous season, the deficient rain has already significantly reduced water availability, leading to livestock deaths and poor ground conditions over many areas.

23 Dec 2015 description

Caribbean CARICOM countries show progress in meeting global hunger targets, according to FAO report

Undernourishment in the Caribbean declined from 8.1 million in 1990-92 to 7.5 million in 2014-16. Three Caribbean Community countries – Barbados, Guyana and St Vincent and the Grenadines –met both the World Food Summit (WFS) hunger reduction goal set in 1996 and the hunger reduction target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), agreed upon in 2000.

18 Dec 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding in Kenya, Tanzania, and central Madagascar

  1. Due to a delayed start of season and erratic distribution of rainfall, drought conditions have affected many countries in southern Africa, including Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique. Exacerbated by a poor performance during the previous season, the deficient rain has already significantly reduced water availability, leading to livestock deaths and poor ground conditions over many areas.

11 Dec 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Abnormal dryness has expanded across many portions of southern Africa from southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, eastern Zimbabwe, central Malawi, central Mozambique, southern Botswana, to South Africa due to a delayed onset and persistent below-average rain since the start of the season. The deficient rain has already severely reduced water availability, negatively impacting cropping and pastoral activities over many areas.

11 Dec 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, December 11, 2015. Over 24 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 153rd Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

Public sector approvals amount to nearly US$154m and comprise the following: See complete table

Grant funding totaling US$3.36m was also approved for the following projects/programs: