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Gobierno de Brasil anuncia anteproyecto de ley para proteger a personas apátridas

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, 20 de Agosto de 2014 (ACNUR) - El Ministerio de Justicia de Brasil presentó el pasado 13 de agosto un anteproyecto de ley que establece un procedimiento de determinación de la condición de apátrida, regula los derechos y obligaciones de las personas apátridas, así como el otorgamiento de una autorización de residencia legal, y facilidades para la naturalización de las personas que sean reconocidas como apátridas.

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Los Sistemas de Protección de la Niñez en América Latina y El Caribe - Un análisis a nivel nacional y comunitario en 10 países

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World Vision

Resumen ejecutivo

Para toda su diversidad,América Latina y el Caribe comparte la desafortunada realidad de altos niveles de violencia, lo cual de forma desproporcionada afecta a los niños, niñas, adolescentes especialmente los más vulnerables, con consecuencias devastadores para su desarrollo positivo y bienestar. Como organización defensora de la niñez,Visión Mundial en América Latina y el Caribe ha tomado una posición fuerte contra todas formas de violencia contra la niñez que levanta evidencia y obligará a las comunidades, gobiernos y la sociedad civil actuar.

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UN Making Cities Resilient Campaign tops 2000

The Global Campaign “Making Cities Resilient” is an initiative that consolidates the promotion and recognition of the leadership of local governments in disaster risk management.

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FACT SHEET: U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security

Since coming into office in the midst of a global financial and food crisis, President Obama has made food security a foreign policy priority. Building on commitments first made by African leaders at the African Union (AU) Summit in Maputo in 2003, the President led the G-8 in 2009 in launching a global food security initiative in L’Aquila, Italy and then shortly after launched Feed the Future which invests assistance in countries’ national food security plans, promotes agricultural research and innovation, and helps build the capacity of our partners.

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Daños en la Región (30 Julio 2014)

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Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Libre

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Climate change adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in the Brazilian Sertão

Climate models agree that semi-arid regions around the world are likely to experience increased rainfall variability and longer droughts in the coming decades. In regions dependent on agriculture, such changes threaten to aggravate existing food insecurity and economic underdevelopment, and to push migration to urban areas. In the Brazilian semi-arid region, the Sertão, farmers’ vulnerability to climate -

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Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Lessons learned on promoting women’s empowerment…………pages 1-2

P4P supports FAO and IFAD initiatives in Sierra Leone………page 3

Local procurement models for African governments……………pages 4-5

Spotlight on P4P in Uganda……………………………………………pages 5

P4P contact information and news…………………………………page 6

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Update on polio in Equatorial Guinea (17 July 2014)

As of 16 July 2014, Equatorial Guinea has reported a total of 5 wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases, with onset of paralysis between 28 January 2014 (first case) and 3 May 2014 (most recent case). Genetic sequencing indicated that the cases are linked to the ongoing outbreak in Cameroon.

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Flooding across three South American countries

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As sports fans watched the World Cup final last week they’d be forgiven for not knowing that away from the perfect conditions of the Estadio do Maracana, large swathes of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay had been suffering from heavy rain storms and resulting flooding for much of June and July. These deluges displaced enough people to fill the Maracana stadium almost three times over, yet they have barely registered on international news.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Brazil 15-July-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for the 2014 second season maize crop

  • A bumper 2014 wheat crop expected

  • Maize exports forecast to decrease in the 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)

  • Prices of wheat flour and yellow maize declined in June but higher than a year earlier

Favourable prospects for the 2014 second season maize crop

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La OMS considera grave la situación por virus chikungunya en América Latina

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Redhum

Latinoamerica y el Caribe, 16 de Julio 2014

Fuente: Periódico 7 días

La directora general de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), Margaret Chan, considera que la propagación del virus chikunguña está creando una situación grave en América Latina, donde varios países del Caribe, pero también del centro y sur de la región han reportado casos de esta enfermedad.

En una conferencia de prensa en La Habana, Chan recomendó a los países afectados afrontar la prevención de esta enfermedad -muy parecida al dengue- desde un enfoque social muy abarcador.

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Sida : peut-être la fin de l'épidémie dans une quinzaine d'années (ONU)

07/16/2014 12:39 GMT

Par Agnes Pedrero

GENÈVE, 16 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Les décès liés au sida dans le monde ont chuté de plus de 30% en 10 ans, tout comme le nombre de nouvelles infections par le VIH, laissant espérer que l'épidémie puisse être vaincue d'ici à 2030 grâce notamment à une généralisation du dépistage, a indiqué mercredi l'Onusida.

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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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Os Deslocados: Conceptualizing Internal Displacement in Brazil

Whilst Brazil experiences comparatively high rates of violence and massive development interventions in its cities and hinterland, the scale and dynamics of cross-border or internal displacement are virtually unknown. There is a sparse literature on cross-border migration, whether voluntary or forced. Even less is known about internal displacement.

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2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

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Informe mensual de precios de los alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe - junio 2014

  • La tasa de inflación mensual de alimentos de América Latina y el Caribe alcanzó el 1% en mayo. En tanto la inflación general fue de 0,7%.

  • De los países monitoreados en la subregión compuesta por América Central, México y el Caribe, Costa Rica, Panamá y República Dominicana presentaron reducciones en sus niveles de inflación alimentaria en comparación con lo registrado en abril. Por el contrario, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, México y Nicaragua registraron aumentos en su inflación alimentaria.

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REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 362

Destacados

 PARAGUAY: La cifra de personas desplazadas asciende a 76,725. Una solicitud de CERF ha sido presentada por un total de $3 millones de dólares y está siendo analizada.

 BRASIL: La crecida de varios ríos ha ocasionado bloqueos de carretera, deslizamientos y varios miles de familias desplazadas.

 AMÉRICA CENTRAL: Crece llamado de organizaciones a tomar medidas urgentes para asegurar el bienestar y la protección de los niños y niñas migrantes no acompañados.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 362

Highlights

 PARAGUAY: The number of displaced people is 76,725. A CERF proposal of US$3 million is being drafted for the immediate response.

 BRAZIL: Floods have caused roadblocks, landslides and displaced several thousand families.

 CENTRAL AMERICA: A growing number of organizations called for urgent action to ensure the welfare and protection of unaccompanied migrant children.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.