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19 Nov 2014 description

Ivan Richard reports from Agência Brasil
Edited by: Valéria Aguiar / Nira Foster

Over the last four years, the number of refugees in Brazil skyrocketed from 4,357 in 2010 to 7,289 this year up to October—a surge of nearly 70%, according to data released today (Nov 18) by the National Committee for Refugees (Conare). Women account for 25% of these people.

14 Nov 2014 description
South America version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 23 000 000


14 Nov 2014 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • Se busca crear herramientas legales para agilizar el ingreso de asistencia humanitaria internacional a la nación afectada por un desastre de grandes magnitudes

  • Participan 14 expertos y representantes de países y Sociedades Nacionales de Cruz Roja

10 Nov 2014 description

Durante el V Foro del Frente Parlamentario contra el Hambre de América Latina y el Caribe se presentó el proyecto llevado a cabo por la FAO y el Gobierno de Brasil en catorce países de la región.

09 Nov 2014 description

Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie | AFP | Sunday 11/9/2014 - 02:54 GMT

by Satish Cheney

One of the most familiar sounds in Malaysia's capital is the approaching drone of a fumigation fogger spewing thick white plumes of insecticide, part of so-far futile efforts to arrest a spiralling dengue fever outbreak.

Malaysia is among several countries across Asia and Latin America grappling with a mosquito-borne virus that is proving tough to eradicate as it infects millions.

04 Nov 2014 description

Inflación mensual de alimentos de América Latina y el Caribe alcanzó 1.2% en septiembre

El aumento de 0,4 puntos porcentuales respecto a agosto llevó la inflación alimentaria regional a uno de los valores más altos en lo que va del año

Santiago de Chile, 3 de noviembre de 2014 – La inflación alimentaria de América Latina y el Caribe ha aumentado de forma continua desde junio, alcanzando 1.2% en septiembre, uno de los valores más altos en lo que va de 2014, señaló hoy la FAO.

03 Nov 2014 description

A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries

27 Oct 2014 description

Washington, DC - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) celebra las medidas adoptadas por Brasil y Uruguay para brindar una respuesta humanitaria frente a la crisis que viven los refugiados del conflicto en Siria. De acuerdo con el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR), como consecuencia de la guerra en Siria 6.5 millones de personas se han visto forzadas a desplazarse internamente y más de 3 millones han huido del país, generando la mayor población de refugiados a nivel mundial.

26 Oct 2014 description

Marli Moreira reports from Agência Brasil Edited by: Talita Cavalcante / Nira Foster

The level of water at Cantareira, the main water supply system in São Paulo state, was seen this morning (Oct 13) to have lowered once again—reserves total a record-low 4.7% of the system's capacity, says state water utility Sabesp.

The water crisis is expected to go on. According to the Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Research (Cptec), no substantial raining is expected for the next ten days in the southeast.

21 Oct 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

14 Oct 2014 description
report UN Volunteers

Bonn, Germany: The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), celebrated every year on 13 October, encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. It is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR.

13 Oct 2014 description

Brazil - Drought crisis worsens in Sao Paulo (Media)

  • The Sao Paulo governor has made an emergency request to take the last remaining water in the main reservoir serving the city.

  • Nine months of unprecedented drought has dried up 95% of the local water supply. Twenty-nine other Brazilian cities have been struck by drought. Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais cities are also locked in an increasingly tense struggle for water, as the Sao Paulo river system also serves these other two cities.

09 Oct 2014 description

Biannual FAO Food Outlook report and new Food Price Index released

9 October 2014, Rome - Food markets are more stable and prices for most agricultural commodities are sharply lower than they have been in recent years, according to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report and a new update to the Organization's monthly Food Price Index, both out today.

03 Oct 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

JOHANNESBURG – The World Food Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger is launching a research initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to analyse Brazil’s success in linking smallholder farmers with government demand for farmed food.

The launch is taking place at this week’s Global Child Nutrition Forum in Johannesburg which runs until 3 October.

03 Oct 2014 description

Marli Moreira reports from Agência Brasil Edited by: Nádia Franco / Olga Bardawil

he volume of water in the Cantareira water system was seen on Friday (Oct 3) once again to slip, this time from 6.6% to 6.4% of its capacity, and is likely to decrease even further, as no rain is predicted for the upcoming days in the region where the springs feeding the complex are located.

30 Sep 2014 description

09/30/2014 05:30 GMT

by Hugo DI ZAZZO, Ana Inés CIBILS

MONTEVIDEO, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - Forced to flee the war raging in his native Syria, 22-year-old Hussein Al Fleig Al Ali first tried neighboring Lebanon before discovering he had more opportunity in far-away Uruguay.

While most of the more than three million refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict have flooded into neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Turkey, a growing number are defying language barriers and distance to try their luck in Latin America.

24 Sep 2014 description
report El Espectador

Colombia tiene 42 casos autóctonos confirmados, según datos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud.

El virus del chikunguya llegó ya al corazón de Suramérica después de haberse extendido desde el Caribe a Centroamérica y Norteamérica, y, según la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), ya hay 10.845 casos confirmados de esta enfermedad y al menos 113 muertes en todo el continente.

23 Sep 2014 description
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Producción de cereales de América Latina y el Caribe se mantendrá alta a pesar de leve caída

Producción regional alcanzaría las 220 millones de toneladas para la temporada 2014/2015.

Santiago de Chile, 23 de septiembre de 2014 – Según los pronósticos de la FAO, la producción de cereales en América Latina y el Caribe en la temporada 2014/15 se mantendrá en un nivel alto, superando las 220 millones de toneladas, aunque será 1,4% menor que durante temporada anterior.

22 Sep 2014 description

Stronger collaboration between five emerging economies that have made major strides in building better quality education systems, can accelerate progress in education, a new UNESCO report recommends.

BRICS (Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa): Building Education for the Future is the first in-depth analysis tracking the successes and challenges facing education in the countries. BRICS are currently providing education to over 40 percent of the world’s population.