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01 Jul 2015 description

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama announced $2 million to expand the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Feed the Future and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) to help Mozambique increase agricultural production, food security, and family nutrition. The investment will raise agricultural production through new science and technology and provide training for agricultural policy makers, technicians, and farmers.

01 Jul 2015 description

Drought in the States of Bahia and Segipe: The Ministry of National Integration of four municipalities declared a state of emergency due to the drought. (os: defensacivil)

18 Jun 2015 description

Flávia Villela reports from Agência Brasil
Edited by: Maria Claudia / Augusto Queiroz

The number of asylum applications in Brazil has risen more than 2,000% in four years, but the country has hardly changed to accommodate this demand, the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Andrés Ramires, said Monday (June 15). He made this remark during a seminar on jobs and refugees' rights in Brazil, held in Rio de Janeiro.

18 Jun 2015 description
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Marko Phiri

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometres south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but sell some excess to buyers from Bulawayo and beyond.

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17 Jun 2015 description

BANGUI - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a reçu un don de 250 tonnes de riz, d'une valeur de US $ 127,440 de la République du Brésil pour ses opérations en République Centrafricaine (RCA). Cette contribution a été complétée par les financements de l'Espagne et d'Andorre - US $ 192,583 et US $ 10 316, respectivement - pour couvrir les frais de transport et de distribution.

16 Jun 2015 description

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of 250 metric tons of rice, valued at US$127,440 from the Republic of Brazil for its operation in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). This contribution was twinned with funding from Spain and Andorra - US$192,583 and US$10,316 respectively - to cover transport and distribution costs. This combined contribution means WFP can provide food assistance to the most vulnerable, including internally displaced persons, and families suffering from food insecurity.

11 Jun 2015 description

LA HABANA, 8 de junio– Los Gobiernos de Cuba y Brasil, de conjunto con el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) acaban de firmar una carta de entendimiento que comprende la donación de de alimentos para apoyar a la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de más de 900 mil personas en Cuba.

10 Jun 2015 description

Nearly all forests across the globe are inhabited. The peoples who live there have customary rights and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. Yet, forest policies commonly treat forests as empty lands controlled by the State and available for development, colonisation, logging, plantations, dams, mines, oil wells, gas pipelines and agribusiness.

05 Jun 2015 description

Escrito por Areli Alonzo

Las 4 mil toneladas de frijol y arroz que donó Brasil a través del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), para los afectados por la canícula prolongada que sufre Guatemala, serán distribuidas entre 86 mil familias de 4 departamentos priorizados por el Gobierno, dijo German González, titular de la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (Sesan).

Aseguró que la entrega se hará en 2 raciones, para agosto y septiembre. Asimismo, Irma Palma, oficial del PMA, agregó que son 3 mil toneladas de frijol y mil de arroz.

03 Jun 2015 description

CONAKRY – Dans le cadre de ses opérations de lutte contre les effets induits par l’épidémie du virus Ebola en Guinée, le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) a reçu un don de Brésil de 901,7 tonnes de riz. Cette contribution fait partie d’une donation régionale de 2 705 tonnes de riz pour les opérations du PAM dans les pays affectés par Ebola.

À cet effet, une cérémonie de remise du don vers la Guinée est prévue ce jeudi 04 juin 2015 à 15h00 dans l’entrepôt de vivres du PAM, situé dans le quartier de Tombo à Conakry.

02 Jun 2015 description

OVERVIEW

 Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region.
Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

29 May 2015 description

Latin America and the Caribbean: World's first region to reach both international hunger goals

With the percentage of undernourishment falling to 5.5% and the total number to 34.3 million, LAC achieved the goal of the Millennium Development Goals and the World Food Summit.

29 May 2015 description

Porcentaje de subalimentación cayó a 5,5 % y el número total a 34.3 millones, con lo que ALC logró la meta de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación.

27 May 2015 description

Vinícius Lisboa and Camila Bohem report from Agência Brasil Edited by: Aécio Amado / Fábio Massali / Olga Bardawil

Health Minister Arthur Chioro has again called on the population to cooperate with prevention and control efforts against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the dengue fever. According to the minister, the number of cases of the disease still tends to rise in the country.

19 May 2015 description

El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) entrega millones de toneladas de alimentos cada año a las familias vulnerables a la inseguridad alimentaria. La modalidad es dar asistencia monetaria y cupones para que los afectados por el hambre compren comida durante tres meses, especialmente en regiones en crisis. Mario Touchette, representante de la entidad en Guatemala, explica cómo funciona esta iniciativa.

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19 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • BRAZIL: About 750,000 cases of dengue virus were confirmed in Brazil. The Brazilian Health Minister declared that the country is “technically” facing a dengue epidemic.

  • HONDURAS: At least 57,602 Honduran children and adults who illegally entered the United States are awaiting a decision on their migrant status.

  • CHILE: A red alert is active for the municipality of Chaitén and a yellow alert for the rest of the Lake Region.

19 May 2015 description

Destacados

  • BRASIL: Este año se han confirmado unos 750,000 casos de dengue en Brasil.
    El Ministro Brasileño de Salud declaró que Brasil enfrenta “técnicamente” una epidemia de dengue.

  • HONDURAS: Un total de 57,602 hondureños, entre niños y adultos que ingresaron ilegalmente en Estados Unidos, aguardan la decisión de un juez para definir su condición migratoria en este país.

  • CHILE: Las autoridades declararon Alerta Roja en la comuna de Chaitén y Alerta Amarilla en el resto de la Región de Los Lagos.